Shallow Grave

Synopsis: Shallow Grave is a 1994 British black comedy crime film that marked the cinematic directorial debut of Danny Boyle with an original screenplay by John Hodge. The film also provided starring roles for the then relatively little-known actors Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston and Kerry Fox. The production was funded by Channel 4 television and the film was distributed by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Production: PolyGram Video
  14 wins & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
67
Rotten Tomatoes:
69%
R
Year:
1994
89 min
342 Views


JULIET:

(voice-over)

Alex is a vegetarian. Do you know why? Because he feels it

provides an interesting counterpoint to his otherwise callous

personality. It doesn't. He thinks he's the man for me. He isn't,

though there was a time when, well, there was a time when...

Alex opens the door to the Goth.

GOTH:

I've come about the room.

INT. STAIRWELL. DAY

At the door of the flat a Man aged about thrity-five rings the

bell.

INT. HALL. DAY

Inside the hall of the flat Juliet approaches the door to open

it. Freeze-frame.

DAVID:

(voice-over)

Like one of those stupid posters -- you know, a gorilla cuddling

a hedgehog, caption love hurts --- that's what I think when I

think of Juliet.

Juliet opens the door to the Man.

MAN:

I've come about the room.

INT. LIVING ROOM. DAY

In the living room each of the candidates is interviewed

individually with the same seating arrangements as before (i.e.

the trio on the sofa and the applicant on the chair). What we see

are briskly intercut excerpts from each of these interviews. We

do not get the responses to the questions, although we may see

some facial reaction.

All of David's questions are to the Woman.

All of Alex's questions are to the Goth.

All of Juliet's questions are to the Man.

DAVID:

All right, just a few questions.

ALEX:

I'd like to ask you about your hobbies.

JULIET:

Why do you want a room here?

DAVID:

Do you smoke?

ALEX:

When you slaughter a goat and wrench its heart out with your bare

hands, do you then summon hellfire?

JULIET:

I mean, what are you actually doing here? What is the hidden

agenda?

DAVID:

Do a little freebasemaybe, from time to time?

ALEX:

Or maybe just phone out for a pizza?

JULIET:

Look, it's a fairly straightforward question. You're either

divorced or you're not.

DAVID:

OK, I'm going to play you just a few seconds of this tape -- I'd

like you to name the song, the lead singer and the three hit

singles subsequently recorded by him with another band.

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John Hodge

John Hodge is a British screenwriter and dramatist, most noted for his adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel Trainspotting into the script for the film of the same title. His first play Collaborators won the 2012 Olivier Award for Best New Play. more…

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