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Sunday, January 6, 2008

An Interview Worth Checking Out

Sorry it's been a while since I've written a review. I've been busy. I'll have another one up soon. In the meantime, I'm going to post a televised interview from 1982 with three of the best directors of the early eighties: John Landis, John Carpenter, and David Cronenberg. This interview is meant mainly as a discussion of horror movies by horror directors. I've always found it interesting that Landis is so often lumped with the horror directors of this period even though he was primarily a director of comedies. Even his horror movies are quite comedic.

One of the reasons that I enjoy this interview is that it was done at a time when each of these directors made, what I would consider, their masterworks: Landis - An American Werewolf in London, Carpenter - The Thing, and Cronenberg - Videodrome. It is also interesting to see the different personalities at work. Landis is jovial, Carpenter is terse, and Cronenberg is erudite. One can see each of their personalities at work in their respective movies. I also find it interesting that Landis makes a joke about killing one of his actors, Griffin Dunne, during the filming of An American Werewolf in London. This is what you call foreshadowing.