Oral History Live! Monster Talk with John Landis
John Landis prolific horror film director and recent author of Monsters in the Movies sits down with Jacob McMurray, curator of Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film, for an intimate interview. As guest curator for the new EMP Museum exhibit, Landis hand-selected films that best exemplify the horror genre and illustrate its creative power in cinema. Get his personal purview of monsters and peek inside the pages of this new book that celebrates a century of cinematic nightmares.
John Landis has directed some of the most popular movies of all time including The Blues Brothers, Trading Places, National Lampoon's Animal House, Three Amigos!, Spies Like Us, Coming to America, and the 2011 Ealing black comedy, Burke & Hare. He wrote and directed the classic An American Werewolf in London and Michael Jackson's groundbreaking Thriller video. Landis has directed documentaries, including the Emmy Award winning Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, and has worked extensively in television. Landis is married to costume designer and noted costume scholar Deborah Nadoolman. He has two children.
More about Monsters in the Movies:
Being scared out of your wits has always been one of the best reasons to go to the movies. From B-movie bogeymen and outer space oddities to big-budget terrors, John Landis' new book, Monsters in the Movies, celebrates the greatest monsters to ever creep, fly, slither, stalk, or rampage across the Silver Screen. It surveys the historical origins of archetypal creatures, such as vampires, zombies, and werewolves, and lets readers in on the secrets of the special-effects wizards who created cinema's most memorable monsters. With help from his friends Christopher Lee, Joe Dante, David Cronenberg, Sam Raimi, Guillermo Del Toro, Ray Harryhausen, Rick Baker, and John Carpenter, Landis takes readers behind the scenes and into the minds of the most accomplished and influential monster makers in Hollywood.
$15 for EMP Members; $20 for general public
EMP Museum - JBL Theater (View)
325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
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