Toronto film fest 94 10am, Kevin Smith is introduced and jovially states 'don't you people have jobs'.90 minutes later came back to an enthusiastic, amused crowd who realized they just saw something special. Great q&a followed. Unfortunately no director has disappointed more since a brilliant debut with each feature being less than the one below save the great "Chasing Amy". "I'm not even supposed to be here today"
The reason I found "Clerks" such a culturally relevant film is not because of the boost it gave to the independent cinema; I think it is an important film because it spoke to a public that was often ignored by the mainstream media: the underachievers, the idiots savants, the guys with high intelligence wasted on pop culture. This film told them, it's okay, keep on talking about "Star Wars", you're not alone.
it's a shame kevin smith didn't died after doing Clerks. he would live in eternity as an OK guy who did a good and funny movie instead of passing as "Kevin Smith". i wanted to say "incredible douche" but "Kevin Smith" is worse