Penelope Spheeris, the director of "Wayne's World"revisits classic scenes and dispels rumours
It's party time as Wayne's World marks its 30-year anniversary,Excellent It brought Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar, the lo-fi cable hosts played by Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, from their regular Saturday Night Live segment appearances to world dominance on the big screen. The film was first released on February 14, 1992, and was most recently re-released in a Blu-ray Steelbook edition.
The comedy Wayne's World, which was written by Myers, Bonnie Turner, and Terry Turner, wasn't anticipated to be a success, much less to become a classic with a $183 million global box office haul and a sequel. It broke tradition by breaking the fourth wall with gusto and exploring self-referential humour, random cultural parodies, and alternative ending gags that would actually come true.
Wayne's World, which also starred Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Lara Flynn Boyle, Chris Farley, Ed O'Neill, and Ione Skye, appealed to all the major demographics. Celebrity cameos were the norm, and advertisers begged to be spoofs in the product placement take-down takeoffs. The T-1000 from Terminator 2 and Meat Loaf all flee with surprise chuckles.
Wayne's World was the first movie since John Landis' The Blues Brothers, which featured John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd and was based from a Saturday Night Live comedy. The two principal actors in the movie praised the deep Chicago blues and Stax soul tone in the script. Wayne's World hired a headbanging expert to helm the movie and was a crowd-surf into hard rock, albeit not quite heavy metal.
What role did Wayne's World play in the Western Civilization's decline?
Penelope Spheeris: I agree, that's fantastic. I've never heard of that relationship before. It is actually the contrary, in my opinion. Wayne's World played a part in the appreciation of the culture. Compared to The Decline, it is more encouraging. If you really think about it, The Decline is kind of depressing. While there are humorous moments
Why did you feel that was a wiser decision?
I must thus state unequivocally that this is an urban legend. Due to my anger at Guns N' Roses at the time, I would have never wanted them in Wayne's World. At this time, I do not hold it against them. The Metal Years' manager, Alan Niven, abruptly took them out of the movie and wouldn't let me to film them when I had just finished working on it. They left just as I was about to start filming "Welcome to the Jungle," which made me angry with them. Therefore, in Wayne's World, I would never want to hire them.
Why do people have such opinion?
Do you know where I believe it originated? I believe that either Mike or Dana, one of the actors, just made things up to prove that they were inspired by "Bohemian Rhapsody." And they don't have to because Mike deserves all the credit for included "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the Wayne's World script in the first place. I take credit for how it was filmed, but Mike was the one who really used the song.