ARTS & CULTURE
01/24/2011 11:29 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kevin Smith, Stoner and Indie Film Executive

PARK CITY, Utah-- It's Kevin Smith's circus. We're just clowns in it. Or is it the other way around?

The Sundance hype for Mr. Smith's latest movie, "Red State," started to heat up in late December. It was then that Mr. Smith, the director of "Clerks," "Dogma" and more, put the news media on notice (via Twitter) that he saw no value in talking to reporters about the new film. Scandal! The movie blogs lit up.

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