History Creator / KevinSmith

8th Feb '16 12:51:00 AM HarryLovesHermione
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* OddFriendship: Considered himself with AlanRickman, considering one is a British acting legend and the other is a stoner indie filmmaker from Jersey, yet Rickman often kept in touch with Kevin and his family. Talking about Alan after his passing is guaranteed to break him down into ManlyTears.
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* OddFriendship: Considered himself this with AlanRickman, considering one is a British acting legend and the other is a stoner indie filmmaker from Jersey, yet Rickman often kept in touch with Kevin and his family.family after filming ''Dogma''. Talking about Alan after his passing is guaranteed to break him down into ManlyTears.
8th Feb '16 12:50:27 AM HarryLovesHermione
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* OddFriendship: Considered himself with AlanRickman, considering one is a British acting legend and the other is a stoner indie filmmaker from Jersey, yet Rickman often kept in touch with Kevin and his family. Talking about Alan after his passing is guaranteed to break him down into ManlyTears.
10th Jan '16 8:59:53 PM Eagal
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* CerebusSyndrome / DarkerAndEdgier: ''Film/RedState'' is his darkest and most serious film by an extremely wide margin.

* [[PlayingAgainstType Directing Against Type]]: He normally makes comedies, but ''Film/RedState'' showed he could do an intense thriller really well. You don't feel like you're watching a Kevin Smith movie at all.
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* [[PlayingAgainstType Directing Against Type]]: He normally makes comedies, but DarkerAndEdgier: ''Film/RedState'' showed he could do is his darkest and most serious film by an intense thriller really well. You don't feel like you're watching a Kevin Smith movie at all. extremely wide margin.

* [[PlayingAgainstType Directing Against Type]]: He normally makes comedies, but ''Film/RedState'' showed he could do an intense thriller really well. You don't feel like you're watching TheStoner: In recent years, he's taken up smoking massive amounts of pot, crediting it with helping him out of a Kevin Smith movie at all. creative slump. Some critics have credited it to have fried his brain due to the perceived drop in quality between his earlier work and his more recent output.

* TheStoner: In recent years, he's taken up smoking massive amounts of pot, crediting it with helping him out of a creative slump. Some critics have credited it to have fried his brain due to the perceived drop in quality between his earlier work and his more recent output. * 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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* TheStoner: In recent years, he's taken up smoking massive amounts of pot, crediting it with helping him out of a creative slump. Some critics have credited it to have fried his brain due to the perceived drop in quality between his earlier work and his more recent output. * 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.
10th Jan '16 8:57:47 PM Eagal
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Joisey is about how New Jersey is portrayed in fiction, not simply its existence.
'''Kevin Patrick Smith''' (born 1970) is a film director, screenwriter, actor, comic book writer and comedian best known for his "View Askewniverse" films, notably ''Film/{{Clerks}}'', ''Film/ChasingAmy'' and ''Film/{{Dogma}}''. Smith is a proud native of [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] and most of his films take place in the state. He married journalist Jennifer Schwalbach in 1999. They have one daughter, Harley Quinn Smith (yes, named after the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' character; he is close friends with writer Paul Dini.)
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'''Kevin Patrick Smith''' (born 1970) is a film director, screenwriter, actor, comic book writer and comedian best known for his "View Askewniverse" films, notably ''Film/{{Clerks}}'', ''Film/ChasingAmy'' and ''Film/{{Dogma}}''. Smith is a proud native of [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] Jersey and most of his films take place in the state. He married journalist Jennifer Schwalbach in 1999. They have one daughter, Harley Quinn Smith (yes, named after the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' character; he is close friends with writer Paul Dini.)

* {{Joisey}}: He's a native New Jerseyan, and proud of it.
10th Jan '16 8:54:40 PM Eagal
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* ''Clerks III'' - Although Smith has at least three projects lined up beforehand, and the Weinsteins have denied funding ''Clerks III'', Smith still insists the film will be made, likely sometime in 2015 or 2016 (at the latest).
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* ''Clerks III'' - Although Smith has at least three projects lined up beforehand, and the Weinsteins have denied funding ''Clerks III'', Smith still insists the film will be made, likely sometime in 2015 or 2016 (at the latest).
26th Dec '15 3:43:41 AM Silverblade2
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* AscendedFanboy: Smith was a collector of ''Degrassi'' episodes in the days before DVD, when only rich hobbyists could afford such things. Not only did he name a character in ''Clerk''s after Caitlin, but he admitted to laying down $8,000 to get the entire ''Degrassi'' catalog on tape.

** 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 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.

* PromotedFanboy: In the DVD commentary for ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'', he delights in the fact he had a lightsaber -- er, bongsaber -- duel with Mark Hamill. The Batman lifer has also scored an appearance as a playable mini-fig in ''VideoGame/LegoBatman 3: Beyond Gotham''.
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* PromotedFanboy: PromotedFanboy: ** Smith was a collector of ''Degrassi'' episodes in the days before DVD, when only rich hobbyists could afford such things. Not only did he name a character in ''Clerk''s after Caitlin, but he admitted to laying down $8,000 to get the entire ''Degrassi'' catalog on tape. ** In the DVD commentary for ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'', he delights in the fact he had a lightsaber -- er, bongsaber -- duel with Mark Hamill. The Batman lifer has also scored an appearance as a playable mini-fig in ''VideoGame/LegoBatman 3: Beyond Gotham''.
23rd Dec '15 4:18:58 PM TitoMosquito
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/BenAffleck and Creator/MattDamon initially wanted to Smith to direct their screenplay, Film/GoodWillHunting. He declined on the grounds of feeling that he wouldn't do justice to the material and told them to search for someone better. He did stay on as producer, however, and was crucial into bringing the film to Miramax.
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/BenAffleck and Creator/MattDamon initially wanted to Smith to direct their screenplay, Film/GoodWillHunting.''Film/GoodWillHunting''. He declined on the grounds of feeling that he wouldn't do justice to the material and told them to search for someone better. He did stay on as producer, however, and was crucial into bringing the film to Miramax.
21st Dec '15 12:32:56 AM TitoMosquito
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Not to be confused with the late Kevin Smith, best known for playing Ares in HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys and its various spin-offs.
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Not to be confused with the late Kevin Smith, best known for playing Ares in HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and its various spin-offs.
15th Dec '15 3:42:23 PM Davethe3rd
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** Smith also stated that back when he was writing the [[SpiderMan Black Cat]] mini series, the Marvel Execs also offered to make him the official writer of Spider-Man on the condition that his first storyline would involve breaking up Peter and Mary Jane's marriage. Predicting the inevitable [[InternetBackdraft shit storm]] that would have resulted from the that, Smith declined the gig.
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** Smith also stated that back when he was writing the [[SpiderMan Black Cat]] mini series, the Marvel Execs also offered to make him the official writer of Spider-Man on the condition that his first storyline would involve breaking up Peter and Mary Jane's marriage. Predicting the inevitable [[InternetBackdraft shit storm]] that would have [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay resulted from the that, that]], Smith declined the gig.
13th Dec '15 3:52:25 AM MHMhasf1998
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'''Kevin Patrick Smith''' (born 1970) is a film director, screenwriter, actor, comic book writer and comedian best known for his "View Askewniverse" films, notably ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' and ''Film/{{Dogma}}''. Smith is a proud native of [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] and most of his films take place in the state. He married journalist Jennifer Schwalbach in 1999. They have one daughter, Harley Quinn Smith (yes, named after the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' character; he is close friends with writer Paul Dini.)
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'''Kevin Patrick Smith''' (born 1970) is a film director, screenwriter, actor, comic book writer and comedian best known for his "View Askewniverse" films, notably ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' ''Film/{{Clerks}}'', ''Film/ChasingAmy'' and ''Film/{{Dogma}}''. Smith is a proud native of [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] and most of his films take place in the state. He married journalist Jennifer Schwalbach in 1999. They have one daughter, Harley Quinn Smith (yes, named after the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' character; he is close friends with writer Paul Dini.)
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