John Landis Quotes


One of the challenges of the movie is there are no apologies or excuses.

Movies are brand new. Film is less than 150 years old. It's brand new compared to any other art form all of which are thousands of years old.

Directors like actors get typecast.

I have always loved you.

After 'The Blues Brothers ' I wanted to do a good musical number with real dancers and shoot it correctly.

But what's interesting is now - and not only in horror but across the board - the studios basically only make B pictures with A budgets. That's the biggest difference.

I'm following a real event and real people.

Quite honestly ... there`s never been stunt driving before or after as spectacular or elaborate. That`s all real no (computer trickery).

In my career my movies tend to polarize critics.

Directors like actors get typecast. And because I've had great success with comedy and horror and TV shows that's basically what I'm kind of offered.

Universal rushed us. We started shooting without a script that was totally completed.

The pedigree's pretty high. For people who are really scary movie fans this is nirvana. If you're in the mood to get scared just watch this every week. It'll creep you out.

For some reason people think of me as someone who can do anything I want. And I'm not. You know I need someone to put up the money.

I've been all over the world and to be in Milan and see guys dressed as Jake and Elwood is amazing. They really have become a part of the culture.

It's strange how extras have become such a big part of the business. I don't know what I think of it. I mean some of them are great most of them are filler.

I grew up thinking of snow as a luxury you visit.

There have been 14 versions that I can find of Burke & Hare movies. They have all been horror films and all the movies have taken place in Victorian times which doesn't make any sense.

You always want to do something different. I enjoy the process. I like making movies and it's increasingly hard to find a movie you'd want to make.

Rock 'n' roll started to make so much money and generated so much income for the record companies that suddenly it was no longer evil.

The field (of filmmaking) is suddenly sexy ... so it's deluged with these wannabes who say 'I don't want to be a secret agent I'll be a filmmaker.' I think a lot of people are really kind of naive.

I would very much like to make Westerns. I love Westerns. I've worked on many Westerns in my youth in Spain and here and I love working on them.