Kevin Smith movies in what order?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rolando, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. Rolando

    Rolando Screenwriter

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    Hi,

    With this Jay and Silent Bob DVD out I decided to check these movies out. I know these characters appeared in other movies and I am very picky about watching movies in order.

    I was told these are not sequels but would like to know what are all the moivies involved and theor order. I know about clerks and chasing amy and this one.

    Were do I start and were do I go from there?
     
  2. Jodee

    Jodee Screenwriter

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    In order:

    Clerks

    Mallrats

    Chasing Amy

    Dogma

    Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
     
  3. RafaelB

    RafaelB Second Unit

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    OR-
    You could do chronological order:
    Mallrats
    Clerks
    Chasing Amy
    Dogma
    J&SBSB
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    Rafael
     
  4. Rolando

    Rolando Screenwriter

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    Rafael do you mean mallrats is a pre-quel?
     
  5. Ryan L B

    Ryan L B Supporting Actor

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    Is he done with making movies, since that is what I have been hearing. What internet sites have Mallrats at a resonable price, 21 or under. Is there a box set in the works or do I have to buy them all seperatly.
     
  6. Michael Dueppen

    Michael Dueppen Stunt Coordinator

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    No, he's not done making movies. He just won't do any more films in the Jersey "Trilogy" i.e. no more films with the characters from the previous movies.
     
  7. WoodyH

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    I suppose, in some way, you could consider Mallrats a 'prequel', but there's no real driving need to watch it first. If you pay close attention to the dialogue, it's established that Mallrats takes place the day before Clerks does (the key event to date the two movies is Julie's untimely demise while swimming).

    I'd say go ahead and watch Clerks first, though. It's a better introduction to the characters and Smith's approach as a whole, and his filmmaking style definitely grows from film to film.
     
  8. Cary T

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    With Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back today my Kevin Smith collection is complete, yay!
     
  9. Tony_Faville

    Tony_Faville Supporting Actor

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    I finally picked up Clerks: Uncensored along with my copy of Jay and Silent Bob. Intentionally waited for a price-drop...no way could I justify the $24.99 it used to be.
     
  10. Will_B

    Will_B Producer

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    I'm doing the same waiting game for mallrats but it has been at $30 forever so far.
     
  11. Bill GrandPre

    Bill GrandPre Cinematographer

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    While it doesn't exactly fit into the continuity, the "Clerks" cartoon aired between the releases of "Dogma" and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back". So, the correct viewing order would be:

    Clerks

    Mallrats

    Chasing Amy

    Dogma

    Clerks: Uncensored (Optional)

    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

    While "Mallrats" takes place on Friday and Clerks the following Saturday, there's really no reason to watch "Mallrats" before "Clerks", much like "Raiders Of the Lost Ark" and "Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom". As a matter of fact, Kevin Smith likened the prequel situation of "Clerks" and "Mallrats" to "Raiders" and "Temple" in the introduction of the "Mallrats" script book.
     
  12. Sarah S

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    You can pick up Mallrats & Clerks:Uncensord through Columbia House as part of an initial enrollment package (if you are into the CH thing).
     
  13. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    If nobody else will mention this, Best Buy now has Chasing Amy: Criterion Collection for 15 bucks. Considering that it's a Criterion disc AND its a loaded special edition, I'd get that first before the sale goes away.
     
  14. John Miles

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    Do yourself a favor: watch Clerks and then quit while you're ahead. [​IMG]
     
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    To get REALLY complete, you can do it this way:

    1. Clerks (1994)
    2. Mallrats (1995)
    3. Drawing Flies (produced but not directed; 1996)
    4. Chasing Amy (1997)
    5. Dogma (1999)
    6. Scream 3 (cameo; 2000)
    7. Clerks Unlimited: The Animated Series (2000)
    8. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
    9. Clerks: Sellout (coming in 2002)[/list=1]




    1. [​IMG]
     
  17. Bill GrandPre

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  18. Jay Sylvester

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    I was waiting for price drops across the board myself. Picked up Clerks ($15), Clerks: Uncensored ($15), Dogma (especially special super duper deluxe edition, $23), and Jay and Bob ($18) tonight at Best Buy. The extra $5 off makes the bundle a steal.

    They were out of Chasing Amy, but Circuit City had it for $16, so I just got it there instead. Now all I need is overpriced Mallrats.
     
  19. Todd_Peter

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    I don't know if anyone mentioned this also... Locally in Canada here they just released the New Jersey Trilogy today. Clerk: Collector's Series, Mallrats: Collector's Edition, & Chasing Amy: Criterion. It's not a box set just a shrinkwrapped 3 pack. I picked it up for $49.99 CAD or about 31 bucks USD!

    I'm pretty sure it's only available in Canada as a 3 pack. I bought the set @ Futureshop and also saw the set at A & B Sound. It's listed as The New Jersey Trilogy on both their web sites aswell. Futureshop.ca and Absound.ca respectively.
     
  20. Jeff_P

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    Whats coing first? If you read www.newsaskwew.com, Kevin just finished writing "Jersey Girl". I have not heard about any filming on a new Clerks film. And anyway after "Jersey Girl" shouldn't he start the Fletch series again. If you look at Jason Lee's Bio on the J&SBSB dvd "Fletch Won" is listed on his bio for 2003.
     

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