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Sounds of ‘Silent’

Preem likened to a retirement party

HOLLYWOOD — Dressed in black, one would think helmer and scribe Kevin Smith was throwing a funeral for the title characters of “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” since he claims this is the final film they will appear in.

But according Silent Bob alter-ego Smith, this Westwood, Calif., celebration, which followed the film’s preem at the Mann Bruin Aug. 15, was more of a retirement party.

“I’ll keep doing them in the comics, and we’re doing a ‘Clerks’ cartoon movie next year, but as for live action it’s time to put them away,” he says.

And what will become of the team’s other half, Jason Mewes, who plays Jay?

“He’s going to start borrowing hundreds of thousands of dollars from me … yearly,” Smith quips.

The bash guest list included Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender, seen in a conversation with cast members Mark Hamill and Alanis Morissette.

Miramax’s Bob and Harvey Weinstein were in attendance, since “Strike Back” was distributed by Miramax’s Dimension Films.

Also in on the send-off soiree were Miramax execs Meryl Poster, Elizabeth Clark and Janet Hill; producer Scott Mosier; cast members Joey Lauren Adams, Jeff Anderson, Diedrich Bader, Jason Biggs, Marc Blucas, Ever Carradine, Shannon Elizabeth, Will Ferrell, Jason Lee, Brian O’Halloran and Seann William Scott; along with Jack Black, Jake Busey, Thomas Jane, James King, Ashton Kutcher, Bai Ling, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Donnie Wahlberg and Kevin Williamson.

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