Kevin Smith's secret stash : the definitive visual history

by Smith, Kevin, 1970-

Format: Print Book 2021
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"Being Kevin Smith is my favorite thing in the world. . . . I don't have a job. I don't even have a career anymore. I'm just me for a living."

Making the leap from convenience store worker to international film icon, Kevin Smith has spent over twenty-five years at the forefront of pop culture. In this hilariously candid treasure trove of artifacts and anecdotes, Kevin tells the full story of his incredible life for the first time, from his early days in Highlands, New Jersey, through to the breakout success of low-budget indie smash Clerks in 1994, and the series of hit films that allowed him to build his own cinematic "View Askewniverse."

* THE STORY OF KEVIN SMITH, TOLD BY KEVIN HIMSELF: Both funny and confessional, Kevin Smith's Secret Stash sees the director hold forth on all aspects of his career, including his live shows and podcasts, plus his comics and television work, such as the hit AMC show Comic Book Men .

* NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN TREASURES: This deluxe volume is illustrated with a wealth of rare and never-before-seen items from Kevin's personal archives, including script pages, personal letters, and concept art from beloved movies including Mallrats , Chasing Amy , Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back , Red State , Tusk , Jay and Silent Bob Reboot , and more. It also features a range of special pullout features exclusive to the book, including Kevin's application to film school and comic art from Chasing Amy .

* SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS: In addition to a foreword from Kevin's longtime collaborator and friend Jason Mewes, the book includes contributions from J. J. Abrams, Ben Affleck, Marc Bernardin, Ming Chen, Shannon Elizabeth, Walt Flanagan, Ralph Garman, Mark Hamill, Bryan Johnson, David Klein, Justin Long, Scott Mosier, Brian O'Halloran, Seth Rogen, Jennifer Schwalbach-Smith, and Harley Quinn Smith.

* OWN THE ULTIMATE KEVIN SMITH TRIBUTE: Definitive, revelatory, and packed with exclusive surprises, Kevin Smith's Secret Stash is the book fans have been waiting for and a must-have for pop culture aficionados everywhere.
I wasn't even supposed to be here today
Chasing Amy
Jay and Silent Bob strike back
Jersey girl
Side hustles
Clerks II
Zack and Miri make a porno
Cop out
Red state
Comic book men
Yoga hosers
Jay and Silent Bob reboot.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this kaleidoscopic collection of anecdotes, appreciations, and artifacts, actor-director Smith (Tough Sh*t) delivers an entertaining look at the making of his movies and the ups and downs of his personal life. From the moment he saw Richard Linklater's Slacker in 1991, Smith wanted to be a director. After a year of film school in Vancouver, he dropped out and returned to his New Jersey home to develop the low-budget film that would become Clerks--based on his own work at the Quick Stop convenience store and RST Video--borrowing money from his parents, maxing out his credit cards, and casting his friends. Without ever veering from his trademark irreverence, Smith recalls how the flick became a cult favorite, following its premiere at Sundance in 1994 ("Clerks was like constantly fucking scratching off a lottery ticket and each time winning $10,000"), and lead to his next film, Mallrats, which initially flopped but "became the buoy" for subsequent fan-favorites, including 1999's Dogma and 2001's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Along the way, he chronicles his break with the Weinsteins and Miramax, his high-profile skirmish with Southwest Airlines after being told he was "too fat to fit" in his seat, and the heart attack that almost killed him in 2018. Smith fanatics will relish every bit. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Smith, Kevin, -- 1970-
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Screenwriters -- United States -- Biography.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- United States.
Publisher San Rafael :Insight Editions,2021
Other Titles Secret stash :
Contributors Mewes, Jason, 1974- writer of foreword.
Prince, Christopher (Christopher W.), editor.
Language English
Notes Includes facsimile documents attached to pages.
Description 319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781683830993
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