History Film / Clerks

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.
2nd Jun '17 9:05:47 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Surprisingly for a film with profanity and vulgar references, it manages to stay quite intelligent and upon release, it was well received by critics such as Creator/RogerEbert and Leonard Maltin. The film's success helped jump start the modern independent film industry (which actually began with Jim Jarmmusch's ''Stranger than Paradise'', 1984 and Spike Lee's ''She's Gotta Have It'', 1986, but was given a big kick by ''Film/SexLiesAndVideotape'' and ''Film/{{Slacker}}'', the latter of which Smith claimed was his direct inspiration for this film) and turned [[Creator/MiramaxFilms Miramax]] into a major distributor for said independent films, rivaled only by Polygram Filmed Entertainment and Fox Searchlight.

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Surprisingly for a film with profanity and vulgar references, it manages to stay quite intelligent and upon release, it was well received by critics such as Creator/RogerEbert and Leonard Maltin.Creator/LeonardMaltin. The film's success helped jump start the modern independent film industry (which actually began with Jim Jarmmusch's ''Stranger than Paradise'', 1984 and Spike Lee's ''She's Gotta Have It'', 1986, but was given a big kick by ''Film/SexLiesAndVideotape'' and ''Film/{{Slacker}}'', the latter of which Smith claimed was his direct inspiration for this film) and turned [[Creator/MiramaxFilms Miramax]] into a major distributor for said independent films, rivaled only by Polygram Filmed Entertainment and Fox Searchlight.
27th May '17 2:50:19 PM nombretomado
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The earliest part of 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 part of TheViewAskewniverse 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''.
24th May '17 1:39:33 AM NWolfman
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* TruthInTelevison: Ask anyone who's ever worked retail and they'll tell you that this film is a ''very'' accurate representation.

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* TruthInTelevison: TruthInTelevision: Ask anyone who's ever worked retail and they'll tell you that this film is a ''very'' accurate representation.
24th May '17 1:29:32 AM NWolfman
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* TruthInTelevison: Ask anyone who's ever worked retail and they'll tell you that this film is a ''very'' accurate representation.
20th May '17 5:46:47 AM NWolfman
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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The movie takes place over a single day.

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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The movie takes place over opens with Dante getting woken up by a single day.phone call from his boss telling him to come in on his day off, then follows him all the way to closing time at 9 PM, approximately 12 hours later.



* {{Fauxshadow}}: Dante's catchphrase was originally intended to set up the film's DownerEnding (which was changed due to ExecutiveMeddling.)
** Interestingly a lot of the film seems to set this up.
*** The discussion of how life is just a series of downer endings.
*** Dante's claim that ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' is the superior Star Wars film because "it ends on such a down note".
*** The observation that all the prices end in nines. Guess what time Dante's shift ends?
*** Even Randall's line referring to people putting gum in the locks, "Bunch of savages in this town" has an ironic ring in light of the ending.

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* {{Fauxshadow}}: Dante's catchphrase was The film originally intended ended with [[spoiler:Dante getting shot by a robber and bleeding to set up death behind the film's DownerEnding (which was changed due to ExecutiveMeddling.)
** Interestingly a lot of
counter]], and there are several {{orphaned reference}}s throughout the film seems movie as a result.
** Dante bemoaning how he's "not even supposed
to set this up.
***
be here today."
**
The discussion of how life is just a series of downer endings.
*** ** Dante's claim that ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' is the superior Star Wars film because "it ends on such a down note".
*** ** The observation that all the prices end in nines. Guess what time Dante's shift ends?
*** ** Even Randall's line referring to people putting gum in the locks, "Bunch of savages in this town" has an ironic ring in light of the ending.
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