A discussion of cult films by two guys located in a basement somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. Matt holds a B.S. and M.S. in physics, and works as an aerospace engineer. Mark holds a B.S. in biochemistry and works as a research technician... both are graduates of Snohomish High School Class of 91/92 respectiviely, none of which qualifies them to discuss film in any meaningful way... so... "caveat emptor" and all that.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
041 Clerks by Kevin Smith
Welcome to Dante's Inferno (actually more like Dante's Purgatory), a state of early twenties Gen-X career/life dislocation summed up by Kevin Smith's lead character in his directorial debut Clerks, released in 1994. Matt pines for a Kevin Smith filmography that was never destined to be, while Mark embraces the Kev Smith career of the here and now. Clerks exemplifies Smith's talent for conversation, and as a result, has pioneered the podcast format of which Matt and Mark are merely standing on the hockey jersey'd shoulders of giants.