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“Animal House” Four decades later, The Register-Guard goes back to college — Faber College.

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  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    “Animal House”
    Four decades later

    Filming the cult classic movie, which created a whole genre of gross-out comedy, took place in Eugene less than a year before its summer 1978 release. Four decades later, The Register-Guard goes back to college — Faber College.

    The movie is set in 1962 and follows the exploits of Delta House, a fraternity of misfits — one of them played by John Belushi, who's also no longer with us — who battle the dean of fictional Faber College. Director John Landis filmed it in the fall of 1977 and released it in the summer of 1978. Anyone familiar with the UO, Eugene and Cottage Grove will immediately recognize locations throughout the 109-minute movie.

    During UO tours, guides often point out "Animal House" landmarks, said Micah Howe, the university's assistant director of visit programs. Johnson Hall, an administration building that's home to the UO president's office, is where mischievous fraternity members sneak a horse into the dean's office. The Fishbowl, the Erb Memorial Union's distinctive cafeteria, is the site of the movie's infamous food fight scene.

    “Animal House” 40 years later | The Register-Guard
     
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    gatorknights GC Hall of Fame

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    I saw this movie in HS, it convinced me I needed to go to college.

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  3. oragator1

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    Love the movie, think I saw it in the theater.

    But I kind of take issue with calling it a cult classic. It was successful in its initial run, in today’s dollars it has cleared $450 million worldwide.