Writer/actor/director, guest PopWatch blogger -- and Comic-Con mainstay -- walks us through his illustrious, profane filmography, from ''Clerks'' to ''Zack and Miri Make a Porno''
Kevin Smith leveraged most of his life to shoot this positively profane tale of two wage slaves who pass the time by talking. Just talking.
''I mean, nobody was getting paid, and we all had other jobs to think about. We had to gather after 10:30 every night and shoot till 6 in the morning. At any minute someone could've decided, 'F--- this...I'd rather sleep,' and not shown up again. Even me. Seeing the finished print for the first time was terrifying, because I watched it in a nearly empty theater [at New York's Independent Feature Film Market] with all of 10 people in attendance, along with members of the cast and crew. And that was the screening at which we were supposed to sell the flick. I remember getting this hollow, sinking feeling like 'Why did I do this? Why did I risk all that money? All the characters do is curse. I'm an idiot. I'm ruined before I even got started. Nobody's gonna like this s---.' ''
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