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John Landis has heavily criticised big movie studios in a new interview.

The Animal House director lamented the current state of the film industry, denouncing the cutthroat nature of the business.

"Now if a movie doesn't make money its first two days, you're f**ked!" he told The Hollywood Reporter at the Mar del Plata Film Festival, which is currently showing a retrospective of his work.

"Some of us were very lucky. I started to make movies for the studios in the '70s. They were dying, but at least they were still studios," he said.

When asked about his thoughts on Hollywood's tendency to choose remakes over original projects, he replied: "There are no original ideas. What there is - and this is something no one understands - is that it is never about the idea, it is about the execution of the idea.

"The film studios are all »


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