What to ask Kevin Smith Chatty indie hero Kevin Smith stops by Roy Thomson Hall this weekend, then attends screenings of six of his movies at the Bloor, each followed by an extended Q&A.
We figured we'd offer up some questions of our own for the never-silent Silent Bob. See Indie & Rep Listings.
Being ripped off?
Do you ever get pissed at Charlie Kaufman for selling that same actor/multiple characters thing in Adaptation, when you did it a year earlier (in Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back) with Ben Affleck playing all of his characters from your previous movies as well as "Ben Affleck" himself?
You directed Linda Fiorentino in Dogma. Why is it that directors never work with her a second time? Come on, it's just us.
It's been 12 years since Chasing Amy made people see you as a sensitive artist (albeit one with a fondness for dick jokes). Do you think you'll ever push yourself to make another -movie as emotionally honest as that one? Because, y'know, it's your best film.
You named the leads in Mallrats after the heroes of Jaws, and staged a final sequence at the ride named for that movie on the Universal Studios tour. Ever think about a Jaws remake with Ben Affleck as Brody, Jason Mewes as Hooper and Michael Rooker as Quint? You're welcome.
You let your characters knock the Lord Of The Rings movies in Clerks II, inciting the rage of Tolkien nerds the world over. Do you need security when you make public appearances now? (Note: This question is best asked by someone in an Aragorn costume.)
Any plans to stalk the original -Degrassi cast while you're in town?