Kevin Smith on How He Makes Movies

How Kevin Smith learned to love making movies again at The Verge

“A lot of people go ‘make another Chasing Amy!’ and I’m like ‘I can’t,’” he notes with just the barest hint of frustration. “That [movie] came from a really bad place — a horrible place where I tried to get over shit. Now, I’m happy, and happy people don’t make great art” — Smith pauses, arriving at his thesis statement — “but they can make weird art.”

I love Kevin Smith and I love some of his movies. Yeah, some of his last movies have been less exciting than Clerks or Chasing Amy or Dogma, but movies like Tusk and Red State show there’s still some fire there.