Director John Landis recalls filming ‘An American Werewolf’ in London

Maggie Thatcher put a stake through the heart of the British film industry. When I was shooting AnĀ American Werewolf in London, Warren Beatty was shooting Reds here and there was also another little film in progress called Raiders of the Lost Ark. These were all made under a very useful tax-break agreement called the Eady Levy, which began the boom of Americans coming to make big pictures with largely British casts and crews in London in the 1960s. Turns out mine was one of the last Eady pictures made.

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