Re: Impressive?

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Posted by Flannel at on August 24, 2001 at 16:13:47:

In Reply to: Impressive? posted by Howard Beale on August 24, 2001 at 16:00:27:

: : And by Ebert, no less. I don't know if Kevin will read this, as he's probably busy seeing the movie over and over and over again, unnecessarily pushing it to its guaranteed #1 spot, but that's about as high a literary honor as you can get in my book. I never thought I'd see Jay and Silent Bob compared to the likes of the Snopes of Faulkner, nor did I expect to see New Jersey compared to Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippii. I never would have thought of it, and yet, in Ebert's context, it makes perfect sense.

: : Congratulations to everyone involved. That comparison is the second best conclusion to a collection of films that you could ask for. The first will be realized when the numbers come in Monday, of course.

: You really missed the point, huh?

No, no, actually I didn't. I understand that Ebert didn't compare Smith's writing style to Faulkner, or Smith's accent to Faulkner's. The comparison was that, like Faulkner, Smith has created a world used in each of his works. And yes, that someone as widely-read as Ebert would compare Kevin Smith favorably with William Faulkner, in any regard, is impressive.

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