Friday, July 21, 2006

Kevin Smith takes on Tim Burton

Since the weekend is coming up and Clerks II, Kevin Smith's new movie, is opening this weekend, I thought you might enjoy this little segment.

I've been a fan of Smith's for a long time and I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with the old Clerk's franchise. The original was the classic tale of a low-budget, screwball movie that took on an amazing life of its own. It's hard to imagine how this sequel is going to top that, given that now money isn't an issue. For the original, Smith used his own credit cards to fund part of the shoot, which was done for less than $30,000.

I was referred over to The Movie Blog, an excellent resource for learning all kinds of things about current movies, when I came across a recent post by John Campea. He admits that Kevin Smith may not be his favourite filmmaker, but he things that Smith's regular guy schtick is wonderful, and this clip he found on YouTube proves just how funny he really is.

I couldn't agree more, and the video really is hilarious. You can go read the original post, but I also put up a copy of the video he's talking about below, just in case you don't want to go blog-hopping right now.

Enjoy. By the way, the clip is kind of long, but it's a great story.

And one more thing. If you like this clip, go on over to YouTube and check out all the other Kevin Smith clips. There are a lot of them.

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