History Film / Clerks

14th Nov '17 12:40:58 PM colholcun
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''Clerks'' was shot in the [[SarcasmMode scenic]] [=QuickStop=] convenience store where Smith worked at the time and featured a cast made up of Smith's friends (such as Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes and Scott Mosier) and family (in various small roles), Smith himself, and a few local actors (such as Brian O'Halloran, who plays the lead role of Dante Hicks.) When released, the film made its budget back several times over. Its success enabled Smith to make [[Film/{{Mallrats}} several]] [[Film/ChasingAmy more]] [[Film/{{Dogma}} films]] [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack with some of the same characters]] [[Film/ClerksII and settings]].

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''Clerks'' was shot in the [[SarcasmMode scenic]] [=QuickStop=] convenience store where Smith worked at the time and featured a cast made up of Smith's friends (such as Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes and Scott Mosier) and family (in various small roles), Smith himself, and a few local actors (such as Brian O'Halloran, who plays the lead role of Dante Hicks.) When released, the film made its budget back several times over. Its success enabled Smith to make [[Film/{{Mallrats}} several]] [[Film/ChasingAmy more]] [[Film/{{Dogma}} films]] [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack [[Film/{{TheViewAskewniverse}} several more films with some of the same characters]] [[Film/ClerksII characters and settings]].
3rd Oct '17 12:05:24 AM NWolfman
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early in the film, Dante mentions that while they were going out, Caitlin cheated on him "eight and a half" times: at a party, Dante had passed out on a bed in a bedroom with the lights off and Caitlin had sex with him shortly afterwards under the impression he was someone else. At the end of the film [[spoiler:Caitlin has sex with someone she believes to be Dante in a bathroom with the lights off]].

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Early in the film, Dante mentions that while they were going out, Caitlin cheated on him "eight and a half" times: at a party, Dante had passed out on a bed in a bedroom with the lights off and Caitlin had sex with him shortly afterwards under the impression he was someone else. At the end of the film [[spoiler:Caitlin has sex with someone she believes to be Dante in a bathroom with the lights off]].off]].
** Dante also jokes that he's willing to fuck a vegetable because "they [[BlackComedyRape put up the least amount of struggle]]." What does Caitlin say when she [[spoiler:thinks she and Dante had sex in the bathroom? "He let me do all the work."]]
23rd Sep '17 11:05:16 PM MackWylde
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Randall. He may show his heart of gold more in ClerksII but even in this film he shows he does still care deeply about his best friend, Dante.


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* NiceGuy: Dante for the most part. He has his remarks but he is a well-meaning, mature, thoughtful guy.
23rd Sep '17 11:03:24 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Perhaps leaning more towards the cynical end due to the characters interactions on aspects of their life being young 20 something year olds.
6th Sep '17 10:18:31 AM NWolfman
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* ShoutOut: Caitlin's name is a reference to Caitlin Ryan from ''Series/DegrassiHigh''.

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Caitlin's name is a reference to Caitlin Ryan from ''Series/DegrassiHigh''.''Series/DegrassiHigh''.
** Jay's proclamation of [[Film/BlueVelvet "I'll fuck anything that moves!"]]
** [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom "No time for live, Dr. Jones."]]
13th Aug '17 1:31:35 PM TFSyndicate
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* DamnedByAFoolsPraise: "Ooh, ''Navy SEALS''!"

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* DamnedByAFoolsPraise: DamnedByAFoolsPraise / AttentionDeficitOohShiny: "Ooh, ''Navy SEALS''!"
10th Jul '17 1:34:57 AM bjex
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The earliest part of Film/TheViewAskewniverse (though ''Mallrats'', which came out later, is actually the day before the events of ''Clerks''). With the obvious exception of Jay and Silent Bob, Dante and Randal are the most frequently recurring characters in the verse, having starred in an AnimatedAdaptation, ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'', several comics and in 2006, a true sequel in the film, ''Film/ClerksII''.

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The earliest first part of Film/TheViewAskewniverse (though ''Mallrats'', which came out later, is actually [[{{Prequel}} depicts the events of the day before before]] the events of ''Clerks''). With the obvious exception of Jay and Silent Bob, Dante and Randal are the most frequently recurring characters in the verse, having starred in an AnimatedAdaptation, ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'', several comics and in 2006, a true sequel in the film, ''Film/ClerksII''.
27th Jun '17 12:58:49 AM NWolfman
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* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Dante and Veronica halting their argument mid-scream as Dante attends to a customer.

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* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Dante and Veronica halting their argument about [[ItMakesSenseInContext how many dicks she's sucked]] mid-scream as Dante attends to a customer.
27th Jun '17 12:55:26 AM NWolfman
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* FirstWorldProblems: This was one of the first movies to not only address but also critique the "quarter life crisis," a time where middle-class American high-school graduates struggle to impose structure on their own lives, either through college or a job. Dante acts as though his problems are out of his control, when really they're fairly normal obstacles that he could deal with if, as Randal puts it, he would just "shit or get off the pot."

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* FirstWorldProblems: This was one of the first movies to not only address but also critique the "quarter life crisis," a time where middle-class American high-school graduates struggle to impose structure on their own lives, either through college or a job.Discussed and deconstructed. Dante acts as though his problems are out of his control, when really they're fairly normal obstacles that he could deal with if, as Randal puts it, he would just "shit or get off the pot."
6th Jun '17 12:45:16 PM NWolfman
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* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Dante and Veronica halting their argument mid-scream as Dante attends to a customer.
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