by Ellis M
So, yes, we do have some scenes from drug related films but how can you blame us really? Of course, Pulp Fiction is in here, pretty much every filmed moment of Pulp Fiction has been featured in every best film lists throughout it’s life span and will most likely continue to be referenced for years to come, get over it – we love Tarantino, end of. Here we have the brilliant minds of the usheru employees best loved drug scenes, we’ve selected our best, most skin crawling, hilarious and trippy scenes for you to watch and bemuse yourself, get into our minds and see what we differentiate as the ‘best’…
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) – Bat country! If you’ve read the book, you would know the drug descriptions are so vivid and the film depicts this perfectly. My favourite moment is when Raoul franticly picks the bats from the sky. Well done to Johnny D, so great at acting he’s on drugs. . . Addition note from Eoin is his description of being on Ether as being an outer body experience…
Requiem for a Dream (2000) – There are lots of drug taking scene’s to choose from in Requiem for a Dream, a lot of them make you feel how the word ‘splicing’ sounds, and many would be a great choice for this list, but I’m choosing Sara Goldfarb’s diet pill scene. A sad scene for a sad film, but there is a great soundtrack!
The Wolf of Wolf Street (2014) – Plenty of scenes to pick from but the best loved is Jordan crawling and rolling to his Lamborghini and attempting to open the door to drive away and rescue Donnie from ruining everything.
In Bruges (2008) – ‘Two manky hookers and a racist dwarf.’
A Serious Man (2009) – The moment Danny is up at the front of the church for his bar mitzvah and looks around in a red-eyed, fuzzy mess and finds his friend mildly trippin’ balls, literally hilarious and makes me chortle every time. Coen Bro’s do it again.
Easy Rider (1969) – It’s no secret that real drugs were used for the drug scenes throughout this film, it was the sixties after all.
Knocked Up (2007) – ‘There are five different types of chairs in this hotel room’. This is a very important statement, one I feel has been overlooked. Why!? Why is that? Why are there always a variety of chairs in hotel rooms? If you have the job of chair control, please contact us so we can spread the truth behind the mass of hotel chairs, thanks.
The Dude crashing his car when trying to flick his joint butt out of the (closed) window in The Big Lebowski (1998)
Opium suppositories in Trainspotting (1995) – Yes I know this is a drug film so like, easy pickings, but the worst toilet in Scotland is hard to forget! ‘I’m no longer constipated’
Alice in Wonderland (1951) – This whole film is a clear reference to drugs. ‘Drink Me’ and a cookie that says ‘Eat Me’ hmmm…
The opium den in Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Dumbo the Pink Elephants on Parade – though the film puts this scene down to alcohol, it’s definitely more befitting of a bad acid trip. I remember, when I was young I felt genuinely terrified of this scene. It’s not normal!
Scarface (1983) – Tony Montana with the biggest pile of coke you’ve ever seen in your life. This scene shows the extravagant, decadent lifestyle of a drug lord in ways Louis Theroux could not.
Del Preston in Wayne’s World 2 (1993) on a running concert.
Ice Cube smoking weed in Friday (1995) ‘You gotta crawl, before you walk!’
When Woody Allen in Annie Hall (1977) sneezes on the cocaine
DMT trip in Enter The Void
Heroin deal and shoot up in Pulp Fiction. “Mi casa es su casa”.
Across the Universe : Being for the benefit of Mr Kite.
Let us know your best loved drug scene’s and we will add them in!