Cashing in with "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy"
"Basically the whole filmmaking gig came out of seeing
Slackers for my 21st birthday. It was a very different film
than what I was used to -- I was weaned on the mainstream.
Here was a talk-heavy piece with, like, zero plot, and the
audience was getting into it and I was getting into it."
"I was always wanted to be a screenwriter,
but it never occurred to me to be a director... What
Richard [Linklater] directed was not necessarily hugely commercial
and not totally indicative of what a mainstream director is. So I saw that
and thought it was a great way to maintain the quality of your material --
its not like anybody is going to be screwing with it if you're
directing your own script."
"With the black-and-white and the static camera [in "Clerks"],
we kind of wanted to evoke the security camera image,
a day-in-the-life type thing its that whole feeling
"Miramax bought the film after the last screening at Sundance."
"They kind of say ipso facto youre a filmmaker.
I dont know if the title applies, you know, its like come on
guys, its 90 minutes of dick jokes set in a convenience store.
I dont know if its truly the nature of film."
(Out-takes from an interview) Copyright Q. Johnson
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