Doccortex loves grit. Anything gritty, he's definitely going to like it. But what exactly constitutes a grit festival? Do you ever watch a film and wonder just how gritty it is? Just use this handy checklist to give it a rating, strangely out of 13.
- Documentary style, entirely shot with a handheld camera.
- Drug use.
- Sex scene, probably involving prostitutes, pole dancers or some other slightly more specialist acts.
- Grey, bleak urban setting incorporating flats. Or corrugated steel shacks.
- A scene is edited so that it goes on for a bit longer than it should, maybe giving a character a chance to have a stare at some flats or something.
- Someone gets brutally shot in an executioner style.
- Organised crime of some description.
- Children with guns, preferably uzis.
- Dirty, grubby environment, dirty clothes; generally dirty.
- A dysfunctional family is at the centre of the film.
- Bonus points for being in black and white.
- Major bonus points if it contains all of the above plus Julie Andrews.
There you have it. If all those features were in a film it would be an instant 10/10 from doccortex. I wonder what the grittiest film ever is?