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Director Kevin Smith steels self for 24-hour Twitter marathon

September 4, 2009

(Note: some strong language in quote and book title)

Filmmaker Kevin Smith has some faithful fans, the kind of movie buffs who — at least in the online world — would love to have an all-night chat with Silent Bob, Smith’s movie screen alter ego, ironically named because Smith is anything but silent.¬† In fact, Smith is loquacious enough to fulfill hiskevin-smith1 fans’ desire for nonstop conversation, by planning for a 24-hour Twitter marathon of questions-and-answers on Monday.

In a release announcing the “event,” Smith joked that he has spent a long time prepping for this day.

“I’ve been training for this my whole life, simply by being a lazy fat-ass who’d rather stare at a screen than better himself with a brisk constitutional,” Smith said in a statement.

Smith has some other training in the non-stop blabbermouth arena. Back in 2005, at a theater in his home state of New Jersey, Smith held a Q&A session with an audience that lasted from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. And he has often kept in touch with his fans online, going way back to the grungy 1990s.

Smith last year came out with the comedy “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks. Smith told Reuters at the time that Americans are too uptight about sex, and that there is “no better way of knowing a person than knowing what their sex life is.”

Smith’s Twitter page is http://twitter.com/ThatKevinSmith, so that’s the place to go on Monday to hear him wax poetic or nostalgic or pornographic about anything he wants to discuss.

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Also, proving¬†he has more to say, Smith has written a book called “Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith,” a title that almost rhymes, and he launches a 15-city international speaking tour this month with stops that include Chicago, Miami, London and Edmonton, Canada.

Comments

I am Big Kevin Smith Fan, I think he is an incredible storyteller. Pertyy funny too.

Candace

Posted by candace | Report as abusive
 

Kevin often belittles his talent. and I’m not referring to his potty mouth! He’s a filmmaker who hasn’t lost the love of actually watching movies. …and he’s funny as heck…can’t wait for monday..will need snacks.

Posted by Inujo | Report as abusive
 

YES!!!! Kevin is a genious in his many fields and obviously way ahead of his time in writing, comedy and directing, but, did you also know that he is a very compassionate, caring, kind and sensitive guy.
He is a first class act all the way.

Posted by Ron Finucan (Brantford Canada) | Report as abusive
 

Honestly, Kevin Smith is far better at being Kevin Smith than he is at making films. He’s funny and interesting as a speaker but his films are amateurish and lame.

Posted by The JuRK | Report as abusive
 

Kevin,
Will you work with Seth again soon? And do you ever regret when you decided not to make anymore movies with Jay & Bob in them? PS Jay and Bob Rock I wish I grew up with them being 42 myself I had friends close but they will always hols a special place in my heart.

 

He’s the best director of my generation(x).

Posted by CheekyChopsNJ | Report as abusive
 

Only 2.5 hours left :o) And it’s been quite interesting & entertaining.

 

My captcha for this post was ‘Ikea’. Product placement, anyone? Anyway, I think that more celebrities should go for the 24 hour marathon.

Toward the end, things get more interesting, probably due to lack of sleep.

 

I have asked about a million questions….he hasn’t answered them yet!! Times p almost! :(

Posted by Suzie | Report as abusive
 

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