An Evening with Kevin Smith (Sous-titres français) [Import]
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An Evening With Kevin Smith is a no-holds-barred Q's most gifted filmmakers. Infamous for picking apart the pop culture landscape with films such as Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, the New Jersey native has become a veritable icon ofindep-endent film. Smith gives us a new lens to examine spirituality, sexuality, and human relationships. Get up close and - at times - very personal, with the man everyone has been waiting to hear from ... Silent Bob speaks!
To know the origin of "Snoochie-Boochies," you must spend An Evening with Kevin Smith. The Jersey-bred auteur of low-budget comedy proves equally adept as an uncensored raconteur, regaling five college audiences--his most devoted demographic--in this two-disc compilation of lively Q&A. Sporting his trademark slacker garb, Smith occasionally bites the loyal, sometimes moronic hands that feed him (as a result, audience participation is drop-dead hilarious), but he's arguably the most publicly and personally honest filmmaker to survive the insanity of Hollywood. His best stories lift the veil of show-biz decorum, describing absurd meetings with studio executives over his ill-fated screenplay Superman Lives; razzing the artsy pretensions of director Tim Burton; or exposing Prince (who hired him to direct a never-completed documentary) as a self-absorbed Jesus freak. These attacks aren't baseless; Smith's too smartly good-natured to provoke without purpose, and with an onstage visit by Jason Mewes ("Jay" to Smith's "Silent Bob"), this ribald, sharply assembled Evening compares favorably to Richard Pryor with its outrageous blend of comedy and candor. --Jeff Shannon
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Spread over 2 discs, the feature is culled from many different shows and cut together, a formula that's okay but sometimes lacks when you wish you had the complete thing... although you can find some in the many easter eggs planted on just about every single page, even in the scene menus... You may get about 15-20 more minutes.
Otherwise, there are no special features to look for, save maybe if you let the menu play for a long enough time and watch Kevin do his thing...
I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone intrigued by Smith and his New Jersey characters. Strong stage presence, loads of fun to be had, and many laughs make this 4 hour run look short.
The negative is the editing job on this was horrid. It drove me nuts!!!! They skipped from college to college with no segways.The audio and camera work was even kind of shotty in places but not enough to kill the mood. I think that Sony/Columbia could have found a better team to put this together. It seemed that J.M. Kenny was way over his head with this project or just didn't know what what to do as far as directing. The last thing is that they left the ending of the first DVD open. What happened after being asked to leave the stage? They never go back to that on the second DVD.
It is worth the money but you may want to watch a few of his films first to understand what is being talked about(in some places). It is truely a must have for a View Askew fan.
Flipping through the movie network one afternoon, I found this show and watched to kill some time whilst working at the desk.
In four hours, a really down to earth, friendly, intelegent writer/director/actor named Kevin amuses all watching with hillarious tales of film making and every other encounter he has had related to life and movie business. He takes time to answer every diverse question asked by the audience, in which he answers them with time and great laughs. The best part is he has this great habbit of digressing all the time when answering audience members - which is so interesting, you'll discover things you never knew or thought you needed to know. Like what it was like working for Prince (The Artist Formally Known as Prince) - he describes every freakish habbit that arrose by Prince when working on a documentory with him.
To the detractors whom were grossed out by the penis jokes; you may want to remove that rod for just a short time and actually enjoy this show.
I'm hooked on his films now - totally changed my opinion of him and his films. And I recommend "Dogma" if you get the chance to rent or buy.
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For people who tell it like it is. Kevin Smith is one of the greatest speakers of our time. There is no P.C. babble restrictions here. Read morePublished on June 4 2004 by Tommy J. (M.W.F.S.)
I have read the draft of the Superman script that he wrote and oh, he was so wrong to do it. He treated Superman like some horney teenager, even Tim Burton who later passed on the... Read morePublished on May 24 2004 by D.W. Smith
He had me rolling in the aisles. I feel like I have been friends with him forever. I was always a big fan of his movies, now I am just a big fan.Published on April 12 2004
Smith shows off his intellect and comedic sides in this set, certainly a night well spent. I watched the dvds one at a time, waiting between the two. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2004 by Jacob Lipsey
I found Kevin incredibly funny in these shows. I class him from a directing point of view much like Quentin Tarantino, great dialogue but not necessarly a great director. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2004
Received the DVD as a Christmas gift, by far the best gift you could give to anyone that enjoyed Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, or Jay and Silent Bob SB. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2003 by K. Kaczmarek
If you're like me and you own the collections of the movies and cartoons that Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes have done, this is a needed addition. Read morePublished on Dec 20 2003 by Michael Murdock
This is absolutely priceless. Kevin Smith candidly telling some HYSTERICAL stories from his movies, personal life, friends, and family. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2003 by The Deac