Parting Glances, by Kyle Anderson

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9 Responses

  1. Lincoln says:

    Well said, sir. I’m nearly there as well. I only listen to SModcast and Hollywood Babble-On, but now more so for Moser and Ralph Garmen.

  2. Ari Gunnar says:

    This pretty much sums up my feelings regarding Kevin Smith. I was a big fan, but have been turned off ever since his post-Zack and Miri downfall. Smodcast started of fun and entertaining, but has turned into a real bore, and I haven’t listened to any of the other podcasts.

    I honestly don’t know it was Smith that changed or me. Most likely a combination of the two.

    • Steve C. says:

      Most likely you have grown up and he hasn’t. And now that he’s *just* started smoking weed at 40 years of age (when most of us who did indulge have put down the hashpipe), he never will.

  3. scott gibbons says:

    Kevin smith is a person who can dish it out(just listen to hollywood babble-on or any interviews) but can not take it back, he will openly mock his weight but take offence when others do it towards him, yet again he will use other peoples faults and mock them, as a person this guy is a bit of a twat. as a filmmaker he was as is stil interesting, the only element im not fussed on is jay and bob, and he has gone back to them time and time again, and thats part of his downfall. chasing amy is my fav smith film, and loved how he tackled that subject, he has it in him, but i guess he has lost interest because hollywood and indeed fans/cinemagoers are not playing by his game. a shame.

  4. Steve C. says:

    I’ll read any article ripping this hack. Few loved “Clerks” more than I(me? myself?) but the slide began way earlier- the preaching-to-the-choir “Dogma”. Sure, I’m on board with his politics in that movie, just not his dewy-eyed discovery that a certain religious organization may be *gasp* full of hypocrisy. The (New Jersey) devil you say! Makes me want to lose my atheism just to spite him. Oh yeah, the f-ing Star Wars/Jaws references…blech. I’m glad he’s hanging up the film making. Good riddance, I wish his dumb army of followers did the same.

    Thank you. I feel better now.

  5. Quinn says:

    @Steve C.: I think you’re misreading Dogma. Losing your atheism wouldn’t spite him. He isn’t an atheist, and Dogma isn’t promoting atheism.

  6. James says:

    His slide began with Mallrats, he recovered a little with Chasing Amy but after that it is a FREEFALL decline. Deservedly so, because his humor was stale after just 2 movies.

    The guy is a media whore with no creativity. He should not be making movies. Period.

  7. EdGantry says:

    totally agree. i feel the same way. well said! for me, the peak of his career was the release of the FIRST college talk series dvds. the second dvd where he goes to london/toronto wasn’t even close, and by that time his best stories were behind him.

  8. Mr Vandell says:

    Hey there, really nice article. I agree with you, I couldn’t quite believe it when I saw a 8 part cry over ‘how bad things’ were for him over on youtube. At first, I could stomach it, but he was really bawling over how badly Zack and Miri tanked. I wish someone could make him realise that he cant get it right every time. No one has a perfect record and he just needs to go with the flow. Im excited that he made red state, I havent seen it yet, I may not like it, but i still think he’s a great film maker and i hope that he re-coups his dough to experiment with another idea.

    He needs to go and spend time with the Coen Brothers – they have made some seriously awesome movies – and some shitty ones too. However they dont bitch and cry about it, they just keep rolling.

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