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Clerks - Darkness
When dante and randell go to the funeral they say the funural is at four. When they leave the store its bright out.When they drive its light out. When they drive home its still light out.When they finally return to the store(when J farts on randell) its pitch black. Now where is this funural located? I have to watch the movie again but I think they say something like they returned to the store when the old man died. How could they have been in two places at once?
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juno13 writes:
In Jersey, depending on what time of year it is, it can be full dark by 7. I know, I lived there. Besides, no one ever said the funeral home was right there in town! & when the coroner arrives & makes an approx. determination of the old man's time of death, she never says it was while they were in the store. No one knew what time he died, & that was the point (& the humor of the situation--instead of properly running the Quick Stop & noticing when his elderly customer never emerged from the restroom, Dante was out playing hockey & going to wakes, leaving the store locked & dark; even the coroner says "What kind of convenience store are you running here?!"). She never says exactly when he died, only that it was 3 or 4 hours before his body was found (prob. around 11 or so, when Caitlyn arrived & went in the bathroom to freshen up). So there. It's not a matter of Randal & Dante being in 2 places at once--we don't even know where they were at when the old man died, period. & that's the joke. Crappy clerks at a crappy convenience store. & a damn good movie, besides.
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monoxide101 writes:
It's dark because the move was shot after store hours. Any scene that was filmed within the store was done so while it was dark. Hence the locked shutters on the windows - they could shoot scenes that were supposed to be during the day without people saying "hey, it's supposed to be daytime and it's dark outside".
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freschey writes:
They had to film the movie after the store closed, while Kevin Smith was working there. That explains the shutters to be closed.
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maynard writes:
It shouldn't have been dark because when they found the man in the bathroom the officer asked them what time did Dante let him go...they said that the hockey game was at 2 and they got back to the store at 4:00 from the wake, before Katelyn (spelling ??) came to see Dante. They got back at 4:00.
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2yyib writes:
Hey, I didn't know about the whole shooting after hours thing, but I think that's pretty neat. As for it changing from light to dark so quickly, I've lived in Jersey all my life and I've been to the Quick Stop (it's a lot tinier in real life) and I can tell you that it is in the middle of nowhere. To get to the funeral then they must have driven at least one or two towns over, which could take at least a half hour in Jersey traffic. So it could go from daylight to darkness that quickly.
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meggybabiee writes:
Actually.. the quick stop is in Leonardo. Which is very small town not far from the shore. I know, cause I'm from Jersey and I've been there. The quick stop looks exactly the same today except I different name I think. Instead of a video store, I think its a dog training school. My memory is kinda fuzzy, but its not that far from Red Bank. I think the funeral home is in the Atlantic Highlands, I heard.
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GWF03 writes:
The Quick Stop is in Red Bank, while the funeral is held in Leonardo. Now i've never been to New Jersey so I don't how far that is, but isn't it possible that the drive was long enough for this occurance.
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