Kevin Smith
Cashing in with "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy"

"Basically the whole filmmaking gig came out of seeing
‘Slackers’ for my 21st birthday. It was a very different film
than what I was used to -- I was weaned on the mainstream.
Here was a talk-heavy piece with, like, zero plot, and the
audience was getting into it and I was getting into it."

"I was always wanted to be a screenwriter,
but it never occurred to me to be a director... What
Richard [Linklater] directed was not necessarily hugely commercial
and not totally indicative of what a mainstream director is. So I saw that
and thought it was a great way to maintain the quality of your material --
it’s not like anybody is going to be screwing with it if you're
directing your own script."

"With the black-and-white and the static camera [in "Clerks"],
we kind of wanted to evoke the security camera image,
a day-in-the-life type thing… it’s that whole feeling
of ennui."

"Miramax bought the film after the last screening at Sundance."

"They kind of say ipso facto you’re a filmmaker.
I don’t know if the title applies, you know, it’s like come on
guys, it’s 90 minutes of dick jokes set in a convenience store.
I don’t know if it’s truly the nature of film."
[Went on to do COP OUT w/Bruce Willis & Tracy Morgan]
(Out-takes from an interview) Copyright Q. Johnson

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