I Love the 80s: Literature
John Landis directed and the beginning of Thriller features a character in the movie within a movie say "See You Next Wednesday" which appears in several Landis films including an American Werewolf in London. Rick Baker who received the first Academy Award for Best Make Up for his work on 1981's an American Werewolf in London. Vincent Price added an additional voice over making Thriller a true masterpiece.

By the way, forgot the mention Splash was a remake of the Little Mermaid, but the Money Pit was a remake of the Cary Grant comedy Mr Blanding's Builds his Dream House.

In 1988, Salman Rushdie published a book so controversial that a fatwa was declared on his life as well as the lives of his publishers.

Rushdie immediately lived in seclusion, but over time has become bolder until he essentially came out of hiding. While Rushdie was not harmed, the translators of this book have not faired so well. Hitoshi Igarashi, the Japanese language translator of the book, was stabbed to death on July 11, 1991; Ettore Capriolo, the Italian language translator, was seriously injured in a stabbing the same month, and William Nygaard, the publisher in Norway, barely survived an attempted assassination in Oslo in October of 1993.

What was the name of this book?

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