History Creator / KevinSmith

21st Jun '17 10:13:09 AM NWolfman
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* SophisticatedAsHell: He has an impressive vocabulary and is an articulate speaker, but also can't go through more than a few sentences without a swear word thrown in.

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* SophisticatedAsHell: He has an impressive As he puts it, he enjoys "mixing the profane and the profound," and both his movies and public speeches feature long, highly articulate diatribes about self-reflection and relationships which alternate between a sophisticated vocabulary and is an articulate speaker, but also can't go through more than a few sentences without a swear [[ClusterFBomb every four-letter word thrown in. under the sun]].



* TakeThatCritics: He tends to do this.

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* TakeThatCritics: Subverted. He tends to do this.doesn't dislike critics, but he is generally dismissive of them.
21st Jun '17 10:06:03 AM NWolfman
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* AmbiguouslyBi: By all accounts, he's straight, but makes enough passive comments about gay sex, man crushes and "getting wet" while working on ''Series/TheFlash2014'' that it'd make one wonder if he's at least heteroflexable. He's mentioned several times that he has several gay friends, including his own brother, who is, in his words, "...as gay as the day is long," so [[NWordPrivileges certain attitudes may have rubbed off on him]] as a result. It helps that [[Film/ChasingAmy one of his most popular films]] is about how sexuality and relationships isn't just a binary division.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: By all accounts, he's straight, but makes enough passive comments about gay sex, man crushes and "getting wet" while working on ''Series/TheFlash2014'' that it'd make one wonder if he's at least heteroflexable. He's mentioned several times that he has several He frequently mentions his many gay friends, including his own brother, who is, in his words, brother "...as gay as the day is long," so [[NWordPrivileges certain attitudes may have rubbed off on him]] as a result. It helps that [[Film/ChasingAmy one of his most popular films]] is about how sexuality and relationships isn't aren't just a binary division.
1st Jun '17 12:19:21 AM NWolfman
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* TooMuchInformation. Averted. Smith is not above going onto long diatribes about going to the bathroom or having sex with his wife on his podcasts. One segment of "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old" is entirely dedicated to Jason Mewes telling detailed anecdotes about him and his wife having sex.



* TooMuchInformation. Averted. Smith is not above going onto long diatribes about going to the bathroom or having sex with his wife on his podcasts. One segment of "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old" is entirely dedicated to Jason Mewes telling detailed anecdotes about him and his wife having sex.
29th May '17 1:46:33 AM KJMackley
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* ThePowerOfLove: Kevin has said that he wasn't sure how much longer he was going to be a filmmaker for a variety of reasons (including critics and fans turning on him and personal burn out) but he cites working on ''Tusk'' as being his renaissance there. The reason was that he ended up inviting his daughter Harley Quinn Smith to play a small role as a Canadian convenience store clerk. Working with his daughter, seeing her talent as an actress and having fun together, made him feel like he could keep doing this. In a video promoting ''Yoga Hosiers'', both of them were supposed to do this short interview where she asked him various questions. They didn't get past the first question "Who was your favorite actor to work with?" because he immediately said it was her, and explained the above. By the end, both of them were in tears hugging each other.

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* ThePowerOfLove: Kevin has said that he wasn't sure how much longer he was going to be a filmmaker for a variety of reasons (including critics and fans turning on him and personal burn out) but he cites working on ''Tusk'' as being his renaissance there. The reason was that he ended up inviting his daughter Harley Quinn Smith to play a small role as a Canadian convenience store clerk. Working with his daughter, seeing her talent as an actress and having fun together, made him feel like he could keep doing this.this and all the anger he had with critics and fans disappeared. In a video promoting ''Yoga Hosiers'', both of them were supposed to do this short interview where she asked him various questions. They didn't get past the first question "Who was your favorite actor to work with?" because he immediately said it was her, and explained the above. above, even calling her his "salvation." By the end, both of them were in tears hugging each other.
29th May '17 1:42:45 AM KJMackley
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* ThePowerOfLove: Kevin has said that he wasn't sure how much longer he was going to be a filmmaker for a variety of reasons (including critics and fans turning on him and personal burn out) but he cites working on ''Tusk'' as being his renaissance there. The reason was that he ended up inviting his daughter Harley Quinn Smith to play a small role as a Canadian convenience store clerk. Working with his daughter, seeing her talent as an actress and having fun together, made him feel like he could keep doing this. In a video promoting ''Yoga Hosiers'', both of them were supposed to do this short interview where she asked him various questions. They didn't get past the first question "Who was your favorite actor to work with?" because he immediately said it was her, and explained the above. By the end, both of them were in tears hugging each other.
27th May '17 7:56:37 PM NWolfman
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* BMovie: The "True North" films are an AffectionateParody of "people in rubber costume" horror movies.


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* GenreRoulette: Downplayed, but for a guy who claims to have no sense of style, he's done some widely varied types of movies, from a [[Film/{{Clerks}} self-financed indie flick]], to [[Film/{{Mallrats}} screwball]] [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack comedies]], a [[Film/ChasingAmy tasteful dramady]], [[Film/{{Dogma}} religious]] [[Film/RedState thrillers]], a [[Film/JerseyGirl chick flick]] and [[Film/{{Tusk}} rubber monster]] [[Film/YogaHosers b-movies]].
27th May '17 7:41:31 PM NWolfman
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* IntergenerationalFriendship: Creator/AlanRickman, Creator/GeorgeCarlin and Michael Parks all remained close friends with Smith following their working together. He once dedicated a whole year to posting anecdotes about his relationship with Carlin on his Facebook page every Wednesday, always with the title "Holy Shit, It's Only Wednesday" (after one of Carlin's bits). Smith directly credits working with Michael Parks for reinvigorating his passion for filmmaking and gave an extremely tearful eulogy on the "Fatman On Batman" episode following Parks' death earlier that week.



* ThePowerOfFriendship: After a particularly bad falling out, in which Mewes stole Kevin's debit card to buy drugs, Kevin furiously threatened never to speak to him again if he didn't get cleaned up immediately. Needless to say, Mewes is now stone cold sober and he and Kevin are best friends again.

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* ThePowerOfFriendship: After a particularly bad falling out, in which Since 2001, Smith has been using his filmmaking career to help keep Jason Mewes off of drugs. Smith refused to speak to him until went to rehab after Mewes stole Kevin's his debit card to buy drugs, Kevin furiously threatened never heroin and later promised to speak to only keep casting him again in movies if he didn't get cleaned up immediately. Needless remained clean. Their podcast, "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old," is basically a weekly intervention to say, Mewes is ensure Mewes, now stone cold sober married and he and Kevin are best friends again.with a daughter, won't relapse.



* TaughtByExperience: He went to film school for a few months but dropped out because he was told it would be 9 months of technical learning and he spent the first few months on the creative side. He did meet producing partner Scott Mosier while there, who does handle the more technical side of things. It's evident from his films that he has a gift for story and dialogue but not much else.

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* TaughtByExperience: He went to film school for a few months but dropped out because he was told it would ultimately not be 9 months in control of technical learning and his own final project. In that time, he spent the first few months on the creative side. He did meet producing partner met Scott Mosier while there, Mosier, who does tends to [[TechnicianVersusPerformer handle the more technical side of things.things]]. It's evident from his films that he has a gift for story and dialogue but not much else.


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* TooMuchInformation. Averted. Smith is not above going onto long diatribes about going to the bathroom or having sex with his wife on his podcasts. One segment of "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old" is entirely dedicated to Jason Mewes telling detailed anecdotes about him and his wife having sex.
27th May '17 2:54:37 PM nombretomado
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Smith is best known for the [[TrilogyCreep six-film New Jersey Trilogy]] set in TheViewAskewniverse; his non-Askewniverse productions ''Film/JerseyGirl'' and ''Film/ZackAndMiriMakeAPorno'' have not been as successful (or at least no more successful). As a result, he tends to go back to the Askewniverse trough, often self-aware of its approaching FranchiseZombie status.

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Smith is best known for the [[TrilogyCreep six-film New Jersey Trilogy]] set in TheViewAskewniverse; Film/TheViewAskewniverse; his non-Askewniverse productions ''Film/JerseyGirl'' and ''Film/ZackAndMiriMakeAPorno'' have not been as successful (or at least no more successful). As a result, he tends to go back to the Askewniverse trough, often self-aware of its approaching FranchiseZombie status.



* ''Film/JerseyGirl'' - notable for being his first non-[[TheViewAskewniverse Askewniverse]] feature.

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* ''Film/JerseyGirl'' - notable for being his first non-[[TheViewAskewniverse non-[[Film/TheViewAskewniverse Askewniverse]] feature.



Most of Smith's uses of tropes can be found on TheViewAskewniverse page, but some of his trope use is broader than that. They are:

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Most of Smith's uses of tropes can be found on TheViewAskewniverse Film/TheViewAskewniverse page, but some of his trope use is broader than that. They are:
27th May '17 2:09:56 AM NWolfman
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* ShotgunWedding: Jennifer Schwalbach was five months pregnant with his daughter when the two of them got hitched. Smith later joked that the two of them never really dated so much as he said "Hi, I'm Kevin, I'd like to impregnate you."

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* ShotgunWedding: Jennifer Schwalbach was five eight months pregnant with his daughter when the two of them got hitched.hitched at Skywalker Ranch. Smith later joked that the two of them never really dated so much as he said "Hi, I'm Kevin, I'd like to impregnate you."
27th May '17 12:02:36 AM NWolfman
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* ShotgunWedding: Jennifer Schwalbach was five months pregnant with his daughter when the two of them got hitched. Smith later joked that the two of them never really dated so much as he said "Hi, I'm Kevin, I'd like to impregnate you."
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