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Askew View The Films of Kevin Smith

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ISBN-10: 1557835861

ISBN-13: 9781557835864

Edition: 2002

Authors: John Kenneth Muir

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When CLERKS opened at cinemas across the country in 1994, it took everyone, especially the film industry, by surprise. Filmed on a shoestring budget after hours at a convenience store, it was crude (in technique and language), realistic and, above all, hilarious. The movie's nationwide success helped launch the indepedent film boom of the 1990s and catapulted its director, Kevin Smith, to full-fledged stardom. Smith's work is explored in AN ASKEW VIEW, the first ever study of his films. John Kenneth Muir examines all of Smith's movies. including MALLRATS, CHASING AMY, and the hugely controversial and variously interpreted DOGMA. Muir discusses Smith's themes and obsessions in depth: his New…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 9/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The Planet of the Apes Threshold: An Introduction to the Films Of Kevin Smith
Coming of Age in New Jersey
Clerks: "I'm Not Even Supposed to Be Here Today!"
Mallrats: A Laundry List of Complaints
Chasing Amy: I Finally Had Something Personal to Say
Dogma: Leave it to the Catholics to Destroy Existence
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back: A Jay & Silent Bob Movie? Who Would Pay to See That?
Clerks: The Animated Series
Kevin Smith Conquers the Universe!
Sneek Peek: Jersey Girl
A Tribute to Jay & Silent Bob
Epilogue: You're Closed
The More You Know...
F@&%-ing Baby Talk: The Kevin Smith Lexicon
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