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Old March 8 2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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20 YEARS AGO TODAY: "But I'm Not Even Supposed to BE Here Today!"

Twenty years ago today - on March 8, 1993 - Kevin Smith began the very first day of filming on his first theatrical film (and arguably his opus) Clerks, launching what has come to be known to his fans over the last two decades as the View Askewniverse. The first day of shooting on Clerks saw the filming of the RST Video counter scene where Randal Graves and Veronica discuss Dante's refusal to tell her that his former girlfriend Caitlin Bree has broken off her engagement to the Asian design major and returned to New Jersey to see him. This scene has also become notorious for the amount of eye shadow and makeup that Randal (Jeff Anderson) is wearing in the scene, which doesn't appear anywhere else in the film and was the result of Kevin Smith's makeup girl getting a little too overzealous with her craft on the set.

So....it's been 20 years since cameras rolled and the first chapter in the Jersey Saga and View Askewniverse began. How many of you guys here are fans and still follow Kevin's film work and other projects like his SModcast podcasts and Comic Book Men on AMC? I never stopped being a fan, and while he's made a couple of supreme duds I don't like I have to say his heart and passion have always been in his work even when the results have been kind of sketchy and questionable. What are your opinions of his films over the years and which ones would you say are his best and worst?

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To mark the 20th anniversary of the first day of filming on Clerks, Kevin made a major announcement first thing this morning and posted it on Facebook.

He's begun writing Clerks III.

Snoogans.
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