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John Landis: Reconciling the Personal with the Professional

It’s awfully easy to canonize our heroes. Athletes are certainly held beyond reproach by their fans. The same can be said for actors and actresses. When we find out something bad about our heroes, the natural inclination is to deny it. In the very least, we delay judgement until more facts come to light. It’s no different for movie directors. And directors have certainly had their share of transgressions in the public eye. Mention Woody Allen in a crowded room and several people will get the chills over his relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, his ex-wife’s adopted daughter. Roman Polanski’s name will elicit a reaction on the basis of his guilty plea on the charge of unlawful sex with a minor. And then, there’s John Landis. Continue reading

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