Silent Bob Speaks : The Collected Writings of Kevin Smith Paperback
by Kevin Smith
Here, at last, is the book his legions of fans have been waiting for.
Kevin Smith, the legendary independent film-maker, columnist and cultural commentator, launches himself on an unsuspecting world with a series of hilarious rants on the absurdity of just about everything.
Unlike his unforthcoming screen alter-ego Silent Bob, Smith is ready to let rip at maximum volume, whether it be on the madness of Hollywood, 'The Unholy Tale of Greasy Reese Witherspoon', his bloodcurdling hatred of Britney Spears or the highly-sexed comics industry.
Along the way we get a shocking insight into the making of Smith's movies, and learn far more than is necessary about his bathroom habits.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/05/2005
- Category: Films, cinema
- ISBN: 9781845760809
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Review by Rhinoa
A collection of columns for various magazines (all seem to be British) written by direction and comic author Kevin Smith. Some were written after Chasing Amy, others while Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back begins it’s casting and others while Jersey Girl is being filmed. They aren’t technical in focus, more Hollywood gossip and Smith’s musings along with a couple of emails from people who love or hate him along the way.He’s very self deprecating and doesn’t hold back adding personal stories for example about his sex life with his wife and her wanting to get a nude portrait painted of herself. Some of the casting meet and greets with actors and actresses were really interesting and it was good to see his take on people like Shannon Elizabeth, Selma Blair and Eliza Dushku.Some of it is a little too much information. There is a section on his bowel movements after being put on a weight loss pill and some of the crude references made even me blush! If you are offended easily stay away, there is a lot of bad language and sexual references, but it’s mostly tongue in cheek (no pun intended!) and supposed to be funny (which it was). I love his films and his comics and would definitely read more of his musings and podcasts.
Review by branimal
Smith is such an interesting guy to follow. His storytelling is second to none, the guy can really captivate an audience in his ability to entertain in the most mundane of subjects - as evidenced by his constant sell out performances in concert halls for Q & A sessions.<br/><br/>While this book is probably better for the casual fan - rather than "Boring Ass Life" - I still prefer the latter.