Tuesday, August 9, 2011

John Landis: Coolest Man Alive

If you went to the movies at all during the 80's, then you know who John Landis is. Though he denies it, he and "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels pretty much invented a new style of comedy "back in the day" that changed TV and movies and created the playing field that led us into the Apatow dominated double noughts.

I could go on and on about how Landis influenced me and my sense of humour and this film in particular (the fact that there's a character in the movie called Officer Landis is not a coincidence) and blah, blah, blah. Or I could show you this video where I more or less geeked out on the man and he accepted a "Late Night Classics presents GORILLA!" mug with grace and humour...

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