KEVIN SMITH AND HIS X-WORLD (Kevin Smith i jego X-swiat)
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The author describes the world presented in films of Kevin Smith - the director often called the king of Generation X. He notes that Smith's master and inspiration was Richard Linklater, the author of the famous film Slacker (1991). However, in contrast to Linklater, who searched for other themes, Smith consequently observes and shows the life of his contemporaries and peers. Following the analysis of storylines and themes present in films, the author concludes that among American independent directors Kevin Smith most consequently refers to somewhat forgotten strategy of 'bad taste'. Smith looks for means which would help him to carry out a radical deconstruction of pop culture. He not only reaches for tamed matrix of dominant culture which he fills with surprising meaning, but in a methodical way shocks with vulgarity and humour.
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