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Old 08-03-04, 05:54 AM
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"Clerks"...what a damn good movie thread!

Just saw this in its entirety for the first time last night. I got to say I was surprised. I tried it many, many moons back and dismissed it. I think back then I didn't really understand these type of movies or rather didn't give them the time they deserved simply because, good ones with witty banter and little to nothing more.

Well, I saw this was on IFC and no Yankees so gave it a ride. And what a fun, little ride from the aspiring Kevin Smith. I have seen most of his others since except "Mallrats" and they were all ok, with "Chasing Amy" the notable excellent exception.

But, really got into the great dialogue and interactions. They all seemed genuine and loosely based on real customers, situations etc. Really good and really fun.

Fav scene:
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had to be the customer asking Randall if the video store could order the kid's movie and him on the phone going off a list of well not so kid videos


Great stuff!

So what happened to the two leads, Randall and Dante? How come they haven't been more prominently featured in Kevin Smith's others? I know they were in some, but he usually sticks close to the same cast and they seem vacant, like they fell off the earth when Mewes, Lee, Affleck, Lauren Adams have prospered. I dunno.

So what are others thoughts on this cult fav...
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Answers to your questions can be found at the www.viewaskew.com website. There is a nice FAQ there, that should cover your questions.

Brian O'Halloran (Dante) has been in every View Askew universe film (the big 5). Jersey Girl was the first Smith film he hasn't been in.

Jeff Anderson (Randall) is a slightly different story. Depending on what story you read, and how you interpret it, Kevin and Jeff had a bit of a falling out after Clerks. After reading the threads around that time, my interpretation was Jeff got a big head and was being a jerk. Anyways, they patched it up, and you can see him in Dogma and J&SBSB.

My fav scene:

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There's 2...one is when Randall bets the guy he'll get the video first. The other is the morality of blowing up the Death Star while there are still contractors working on it. Too funny!


I'm off to go rent "Happy Scrappy Hero Pup".
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I'm off to go rent "Happy Scrappy Hero Pup".
I don't appreciate your ruse.
Old 08-03-04, 08:30 AM
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Re: "Clerks"...what a damn good movie thread!

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But, really got into the great dialogue and interactions. They all seemed genuine and loosely based on real customers, situations etc.
Although I still enjoy Smith early movies, I would hardly call his dialogue genuine.
Old 08-03-04, 08:35 AM
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Re: Re: "Clerks"...what a damn good movie thread!

Originally posted by Rivero
Although I still enjoy Smith early movies, I would hardly call his dialogue genuine.
Smith's dialogue is VERY affected - you can really tell someone sat down and wrote it - but still enjoyable.
Old 08-03-04, 09:52 AM
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While we're talking about this movie, I just have one question.

Kevin Smith really "got me" in one scene.

Remember when Dante's ex, Caitlin, comes out of the bathroom and thought she had sex with him. She says that he just sat there and didn't say anything...

Did anyone else expect Silent Bob to come walking out the bathroom?

I seriously wasn't expecting what actually happened.
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Excellent movie, I saw this at the theater when it first came out in '94.

I saw maybe 5 minutes of it last night on IFC but had to turn it off because our kids were listening.

Dante: You ever notice how all the prices end in nine? Damn, that's eerie...

Dante: My girlfriend's sucked 37 [censored]! Customer: In a row?

Female customer: It's important to have a job that makes a difference, boys, that's why I manually masturbate caged animals for artificial insemination.
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favorite scene is where a female customer is bickering with randal in the video store, and you can see jay in the background.

can't wait till the 3 disc se
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Originally posted by Joem
Jeff Anderson (Randall) is a slightly different story. Depending on what story you read, and how you interpret it, Kevin and Jeff had a bit of a falling out after Clerks. After reading the threads around that time, my interpretation was Jeff got a big head and was being a jerk. Anyways, they patched it up, and you can see him in Dogma and J&SBSB.
And Kevin Smith appeared in Jeff Anderson's 2002 film "Now You Know".
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Originally posted by tdirgins
I don't appreciate your ruse.
My what?
Old 08-03-04, 10:26 AM
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"Caitlin, you and I have one thing common: we both eat Chinese."
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Originally posted by Joem
My what?
You're ruse. You're cunning attempt to trick me.

I love this movie, can't wait for the 3 disc SE. Def. love this more after working in retail and dealing with idiots as much as they do.
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This is a staple that should be required viewing for anybody working in retail. Anxiously anticipating the 3 disc version.

. . . Salsa Shark!
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3 disc? What the hell!? Where've I been?
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Originally posted by scroll2b
3 disc? What the hell!? Where've I been?
Out diving?
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Try not to suck any d*&k on your way through the parking lot.

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[whine] I'm not even supposed to be here today [/whine]

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"This job would be great if it wasn't for the f'ing customers."

"I could do without the customers."

Which ones?"

"All of them."
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We'll, this may turn out to be a good thread, but itsn't it a bit presuptious to proclaim it as such, with only 1 post?
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I love how Kevin Smith movie threads always turn into everyone just posting lines, like with Mallrats That said, Clerks is my least favorite of his movies. Nothing special to me outside of some witty dialogue and screwing a dead guy
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great movie, you gotta feel sorry for Dante.
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The specs on this thing look awesome. It's great that they're going to show that doc he did in film school. Too bad he waited ten years to show it....
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Originally posted by Fok
great movie, you gotta feel sorry for Dante.
Yeah...he wasn't even supposed to be there that day.
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