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Clerks Die beiden Freaks Jay & Silent Bob, gespielt von Jason Mewes und Kevin Smith, haben ihren allerersten Auftritt in "Clerks" (1994)... In dieser 27.000 Dollar Komödie schildert Regisseur und Darsteller Kevin Smith einen verrückten Tag im Leben des Angestellten Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran)...

Der Film gewann den "Filmmakers Trophy Award" bei den Sundance Filmfestspielen und wurde im Verhältnis zu den Produktionskosten der profitabelste Film des Jahres 1994... Kevin Smith konnte dadurch auch seine Comicsammlung zurückzukaufen, die er zuvor zu Geld machte, um "Clerks" zu finanzieren. Die Produktionsfirma View Askew, die er mit seinem Freund und Produzent Scott Mosier betreibt, wurde auf einen Schlag bekannt...

Smiths nächster Film "Mallrats" (1995) floppte und Kevin Smith wurde von den Kritikern für Tod erklärt... "Mallrats" spielt zeitlich vor "Clerks", und es geht um eine Gruppe von Jugendlichen, die in einem Einkaufszentrum ein Chaos anrichten wollen... Auch hier tauchen Jay & Silent Bob auf...

Nachdem Kevin Smith den Misserfolg von "Mallrats" weggesteckt hatte, meldete er sich 1997 mit "Chasing Amy" (1997) zurück. In dem Film verliebt sich ein Mann in eine lesbische Frau. Der Film ist zeitlich gesehen ein Sequel von "Clerks"... Jay & Silent Bob sind dabei...

Das Drehbuch zu "Dogma" (1999), schrieb Kevin Smith bereits vor "Clerks", wollte aber mit der Produktion abwarten, bis er die Special Effects finanzieren konnte. In dem Film geht es um zwei gefallene Engel, die einen Weg zurück in den Himmel suchen. Der kontrovers diskutierte Film nimmt die katholische Kirche auf die Schippe. Wie seine anderen Filme fügt sich auch "Dogma" ins zeitliche Gerüst von Kevin Smiths "New Jersey"-Reihe ein. In "Chasing Amy" hält Jay zwei Tickets nach Chicago in den Händen, jene Stadt, in der "Dogma" beginnt...

Kevin Smiths Markenzeichen: Jay & Silent Bob natürlich, die u.a. auch einen Cameo-Auftritt in "Scream 3" absolvierten... "Star Wars"... Hockey... Filmübergreifende Verquickungen, so erzählt Alyssa in "Chasing Amy" Holden, gespielt von Ben Affleck, dass sie mit Shannon Hamilton geschlafen habe. Shannon Hamilton ist die Person, die Ben Affleck in "Mallrats" spielte...

Sollte sich der erfolgreiche Independent-Filmer jemals aus dem Geschäft zurückziehen, wird man ihn wohl in seinem Comic-Laden "Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash" in seinem Heimatort Red Bank wiederfinden...

In "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back" (2001) schlugen sie zurück, in "Jersey Girl" (2004) blieben sie verborgen... Aber sie kamen wieder: In "Clerks 2: The Passion of the Clerks", der am 18. August 2006 in den US-Kinos startete und am 12. Juli 2007 unter dem Titel "Clerks 2 - Die Abhänger" auch in den deutschen Kinos... In naher Zukunft kommen die "Clerks" möglicherweise als TV-Serie... Abwarten...



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Am 5. Dezember 2002 erschien "Jay und Silent Bob schlagen zurück" auf DVD & Video... Jetzt bestellen !!!



[02.09.2011] Bei CS! gibt es folgende Pressemeldung von AMC...
[...] AMC announced today that the network has greenlit the unscripted television series Secret Stash executive produced by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma, Chasing Amy), Charlie Corwin's Original Media (LA Ink, Miami Ink, Storm Chasers and Swamp People) and Elyse Seiden (Red State). Set in Kevin Smith's iconic comic shop Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, the unscripted show captures the world of the neighborhood comic book store and fanboy culture. Season one is six, one-hour episodes and is currently scheduled for a 1Q 2012 launch. The series exemplifies AMC's goal to be the definitive home for quality storytelling.
"Draper. Meth. Zombies. This show couldn't be on a better network. AMC is to television what Miramax was to cinema back when I first got in the game: they're the premier destination for any story-teller looking to spin an offbeat yarn that no other outlet has the stones to touch," said Smith. "And as if I didn't love them enough, now they're putting my friends on TV! I'm ecstatic, proud, and extremely lucky to be in bed with a network I watch religiously anyway. And if they'd pushed just a little harder in the negotiations, I'd have done this show for no payment beyond early access to every episode of MAD MEN, BREAKING BAD, and WALKING DEAD."
"AMC has a strong commitment to quality storytelling and we're excited to help further shape this legacy," said Corwin. "Kevin and I developed this series to create a story for fanboys by fanboyism and we are determined to reveal to audiences the insular yet colorful fanboy world."
"The comic book store is, in many ways, the corner bar for comic book fans. It is still this place where everybody knows your name, and you can go and geek out with like minded people. If I lived closer, I'd want to hang out at here. It's got great energy, great personality, and is a perfect portal into the world of comic book culture," said Joel Stillerman, AMC's SVP of original programming, production and digital content.
Secret Stash (Working Title)
The Secret Stash is a one hour series that captures the world of the local comic book store. Way before comic book culture went mainstream, the comic store has not only been a place for people to buy, sell, or trade for cool stuff; but also to hang out and be part of a community that just loves comics. Secret Stash will capture both of these aspects of comic store life. It will document the daily banter of The Secret Stash and it's employees and devoted customers; and it will capture the fun and emotion of buying and selling collectibles and comic memorabilia that happens in comic book stores all across the country and in mega-venues like Comic-Con. AMC's Joel Stillerman, Senior Vice President of Original Programming, Production and Digital Content, Mary Conlon, Vice President of Non-Scripted Original Programming, and Ari Mark, Director of Development, oversee development and production for the network's unscripted series. Eric Wattenberg from CAA represents Original Media.
Smith does a daily radio show from 8 to noon, Monday to Friday, at SModcast.com. SModcast.com is the home of TELL 'EM, STEVE-DAVE - the podcast that features the Secret Stash crew. [...]


[11.02.2011] MTVsprach mit Kevin Smith über eine weitere Fortsetzung von "Clerks"...
Once he's finished with "Red State" and "Hit Somebody," Kevin Smith intends to retire as a film director. But that doesn't mean his days as a storyteller are over. Having already oscillated between the film and comic book mediums at multiple points throughout his career, Smith says there's another place where his stories could exist: television.
"Someone asked me on Twitter about 'Clerks 3,' and I said I'd rather live 'Clerks 3' than make 'Clerks 3.' But when somebody asked me, 'What if you do have a Dante and Randal story to tell in your 40s and 50s?' I'll go to TV!" Smith told MTV News during our interview with him earlier this week. "At the end of the day, when I started in film, you couldn't do the things we were doing and saying [on television]. Now, you can."
Smith recalled an old "Clerks" review written by Entertainment Weekly critic Owen Gleiberman: "He said in his review, 'This is what a sitcom is going to look like in 10 years.' And I said, nah. But he was right, kind of."
"He hit the target," Smith continued. "Sitcoms got way more loose and a lot more like 'Clerks,' not that they were copying it, but once you push the door a little bit, motherf---ers will push it further. Richard Linklater opened the door this much, and I kept barging my way in. If you're lucky in this lifetime, the door opens this wide and smart people only need this much. For me, it's like the door opens and I got my win and stuck in there."
These days, Smith feels like he could pursue a potential third "Clerks" story – or any other story set in the View Askew universe – just as easily on television than on film, if not even better.
"Now I feel like I could do 'Clerks 3' on TV if I wanted," he said. "It would probably reach more people, and I'd get as much freedom, and I bet any TV station would say, 'Yeah, do it here!'"


[07.09.2007] Heute um 0.30 Uhr zeigt der TV-Sender Pro7 "Jay und Silent Bob schlagen zurück"... Die Wiederholung läuft um 4.25 Uhr...

[12.07.2007] Heute startet "Clerks 2 - Die Abhänger" in den deutschen Kinos...

[12.11.2006] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zur "Clerks 2" US-DVD...

[22.07.2006] Bei AICN gibt es eine "Clerks 2"-Kritik von Capone...
[...] As with all of Smith's films, the jokes range from the gut-bustingly funny to the sound of crickets. Seriously, how many times can the line "Shut the fuck up" make you laugh? But Smith's observations about everything from the prospects of a Transformers movie to religion to "inter-species erotica" to trolls protecting the chastity of young women by hiding in their orifices are the stuff of legend.
And naturally the ongoing battle about which trilogy is the best (Star Wars or The Lord of the Rings), well that just never gets old. Beware all LOTR fans: Randal's one-minute reenactment of that sacred trilogy, as well as his take on racial slurs, is as sharp and cutting edge as anything Smith has ever written. [...]


[19.07.2006] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Brian O'Halloran aka Dante...

[15.07.2006] Bei AICN gibt es eine "Clerks 2"-Kritik von Harry Knowles...
[...] CLERKS II may be Smith’s most enjoyable, if not simply his best, film. It’s tight, it’s consistently funny, it’s clever, it makes you want to get up and dance at one point, it makes you want to toss your cookies at one point, and it makes you want to run through the streets yelling "Porch Monkey!" Also, after you see it, you’ll be demanding that Smith makes and mass markets "Pillow Pockets" action figure the way he did Buddy Jesus.
The film still looks like a film made by a bunch of buddies on weekends, and Dante and Randall still have not become master thespians, but everyone from Smith on down have gotten much better and tighter and visually more interesting (the opening comes to mind). There are no dead spots, no misfires, and many a great moment. And it’s really, truly about something: friendship and what happens to friends over a ten-year span. A lot of shit. You can tell that everyone involved had a helluva time reminiscing about how far (or not) they have come since they were a pack of nobodies 13 years ago making CLERKS for a buck and change...and the fondness they still feel for those days and for each other it shows up on the screen. [...]


[05.07.2006] Bei DH gibt es ein Interview mit Kevin Smith...

[21.06.2006] Bei CS! gibt es das finale "Clerks 2"-Poster...

[18.06.2006] Bei AICN gibt es eine "Clerks 2"-Kritik von Harry Knowles...
[...] CLERKS II is fucking funny. It also counts. It isn’t an empty bag of laughs, there’s a lot of soul here. Like - Jason Lee’s character. He’s funny, Randal’s back and forth with him is funny... but the scene ultimately has a sting that just underlines everything wrong with Randal’s life. The shit he doesn’t want to look at. After all... a new jack off walked into Mooby’s... his life is worse. Isn’t it?
Ultimately - I feel CLERKS II is a message movie wrapped in filth, pop culture and honest emotional characters. The message is Kevin’s answer to how to live life right. Find what it is you can do that makes you happy each day and make that your own. Surround yourself with people you love, the right woman that fits into that life and makes it worth waking up for each and every day. [...]


[14.06.2006] Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zu "Clerks 2"...
[...] The basic Clerks formula is still here: Dantes self loathing and desire to make something happen in his life, Randals sharp tongue and love for slacking, the girl trouble, the annoying customers, the Jay, the Silent Bob, the cameos, and most the things that youd expect from a Kevin Smith movie. Gone however are most of the in-jokes and the army of returning guests from the rest of the Jersey Saga. While I feel like it was a good choice to dial it down after the overload that Jay and Silent Strikes Back was, I still missed them. [...]

[09.06.2006] Bei AICN gibt es sehenswerte "Clerks 2"-Poster...

[29.05.2006] Bei AICN gibt es ein Kritik zu "Clerks 2"...
[...] Clerks II has everything the fans want. Jeff Anderson is awsome as Randall whether he's being mean too people on the internet, having a geek discussion with Trevor Fehrman about star wars versus the lord of the rings (As Randall puts hit -All they did in LOTR was walk, even the fucking trees walked in those movies!!) or talking about that teenagers even like it when they go ass to mouth. Jeff Anderson has the best laughs in the movie but newcomer Fehram is hilarious as transformers and Lotr geek Elias and a great addition to the movie. Rosario Dawson plays the cute boss of Moobys perfectly and Brian is the yang to Randalls ying. Then we have the new and improved jay and Silent bob who have found christ. I'm not gonna say more but Jay Mewes kicks fucking ass in this movie and watching him dance to the boom box kicks ass.. [...]

[03.04.2006] Der "Clerks 2" Internet Exklusive Trailer ist online !!!

[10.01.2006] Der "Clerks 2" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!

[02.12.2005] DH meldet...
Filmmaker Kevin Smith recently posted on ViewAskew a response to concerns about a possible sequel to 1999's religious-themed comedy, "Dogma".
"Back when I made DOGMA, I always maintained that another movie about religion wouldn't be forthcoming, as DOGMA was the product of 28 years of religious and spiritual meditation, and I'd kinda shot my wad on the subject. Now? I think I might have more to say"


[01.10.2005] Unter Clerks2.com gibt es ein Video-Diary, sowie einen "Passion of the Clerks" Teaser !!!


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