Happy Birthday John Landis, here’s Thriller!

Published: 3rd Aug, 2009

Michael Jackson, Thriller

John Landis, the famous film director, turns 59 today. And what a 59 years he’s had. He’s been responsible for movies like Animal House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London, Trading Places, Spies Like Us, Coming to America, and then he famously did the Thriller video for Michael Jackson. There’s a good chance that he’d make our top four directors of all time – more of that to come. Anyway, we decided to get him a gift, so we all hid behind wheelie bins in the town centre and walkie-talkie’d ideas until it boiled down to a toss up between a cap with The Boss emblazoned on it, or the entire 11-minute Thriller video, which we haven’t seen in full since Jackson got killed/had a heart attack a few weeks ago. In the end we got him both. Happy Birthday John Landis!

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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