Cinema: School Days

NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE

Directed by John Landis

Screenplay by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and Chris Miller

Before National Lampoon's Animal House, no one ever had the guts to make an honest movie about college life. From Good News to Love Story, from Campus Confidential to The Paper Chase, Hollywood has chosen to regard the campus as a haven for earnest young lovers, gung-ho jocks, inspirational professors and tortured class losers. Animal House, a riotous farce set at fictional Faber College in 1962, presents quite another picture. The film's so-called animals—the inhabitants of Faber's...

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