August 30, 2004

Dante’s Second Circle of Hell

In news that would’ve made my year about five years ago but now I don’t really care that much about, Kevin Smith has announced a sequel to “Clerks.”

The no-budget 1994 comedy was a seminal film of my college years and one of the great underdog stories of ‘90s independent film, but with the exception of “Chasing Amy” every one of Smith’s films since has been worse than the last, and I didn’t even bother seeing “Jersey Girl" in the theater.

Even worse than that, the appeal of the original film was its lo-fi, black-and-white aesthetic; to give the sequel a more traditional look would be to detract from that almost irretrievably. Oh well, at least the title (“The Passion of the Clerks”) is clever.

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 30, 2004 09:06 PM

The passion of the clerks is not clever...seeing that South Park did it first.

Posted by: A at August 31, 2004 05:05 PM
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