We're stepping back behind the counter to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Kevin Smith's debut film with an episode on Clerks. We discuss Smith's resourceful methods of low-budget filmmaking, the production's no-frills visual style, and the symbolic value of finding the perfect dozen eggs. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and annoying customers.
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I've been to the store, it is tiny, and when I first entered I thought that I was remembering the film 'store' wrong. Cause, like you said, you don't get a good sense of how big the store is or it's setup...and again doesn't matter.ReplyDelete
We've got to make it up there someday! I wonder how much business that place does solely from film fans visiting it.Delete
So, to give you an idea of who Jason Mewes is I will paraphrase a story that Kevin Smith has told. When Smith was younger he and a group of friends worked at a youth center where Jay would come in and hang out and play some of the arcade games. One day Jay walks in off of the street and, without explanation, begins to suck, one by one, all of the arcade machines joysticks like he was going down on a guy then just walks back out. I believe it was on one of his podcasts that he told that story or during one of the "Evening With's" If I can find the link I will post it. :)ReplyDelete
I feel like Mewes must be a never-ending source of bizarre anecdotes. If you can find where he t old it, I'd be curious to hear that particular story, especially in Smith's telling of it.Delete
Also....Clerks 3 is back on now with a new script!ReplyDelete