Friday, April 18, 2008

Kevin Smith Talks About Superman

Kevin Smith is the screenwriter, film director, actor, and comic book writer best known for cult movies like Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma*, as well as being pudgy. Additionally he has been known to do ridiculously long Q & A sessions, his longest to date reportedly clocking in at over seven hours long.

For no particular reason, this Q & A session bit where Kevin talks about Superman has been translated into Spanish. It's awesome. Somehow though, I have an inkling that the Spanish verb "pelea" isn't quite as colorful as "razzlin' " is in English. Small quibbling, I know.

In verbose, long-winded Kevin fashion, this video is 19 minutes and 25 seconds long. Don't worry it's totally worth it if you have 20 minutes to waste. It's a fun insight on the Hollywood screenwriting world, told by a terrific story teller. Every irrelevant snippet of the story is tied in and wrapped up by the end in one neat, obscenity-ridden bow.

Grade: A for excellence in storytelling, Interwebs.

(From Wikipedia.)
*Confession: I've never watched any of those all the way through, because they look terrible.

2 comments:

Justin Crisostomo said...

1) i didn't realize the "today" part of "today on the interwebs" meant "years ago".

2) watch those movies! at least one. I recommend jersey girl... its his try at a more "normal" movie for you. But if you like geek movies, watch clerks or mallrats, or religious themed, Dogma.

W. E. B. Du Blag said...

1) On occasion, nothing interesting is added. In that case, something old is posted. Like, your face.

2) Okay okay. But these are stereotypically boy movies. I'll start with JG.