Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Feature - Gritty Checklist.


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.
  • Subtitled.
  • 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? 



1 comment:

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