I was having a nosey about on Google Streetview around the Hoxton Square area of East London, when I came across a group of guys standing around in a back street. A couple of them have cameras, and one is using an organiser or mobile device of some sort. What could they be doing?
John Landis is renowned, probably more than any other film director, for putting in-jokes in his movies. He frequently casts behind-the-scenes personnel in cameo roles in his films; he includes the phrase “See you next Wednesday“, which is a line of dialogue from 2001: A Space Odyssey, in many of his movies; the credits of his early movies all recommend you “Ask for Babs” when you visit Universal Studios; he often features old movies, TV shows, or cartoons on televisions in his movies.
All these in-jokes, and more, appear in his British-shot film An American Werewolf In London. But I think I may have stumbled on another in-joke in that film – an in-joke which is so incredibly obscure, I believe I may be the first person ever to get it in the 30+ years since the film was released.