Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Number 2 - Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers were a band originally doing sketches on Saturday Night Live. Howver, this was tranformed into a full length movie in 1980 which was brilliant. John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd were the Jake and Elwood Blues, two men who with their band, are on a mission from God. They are to save the orphange where they grew up. However, nothing is straight forward with these two as they make enemies of the American Nazi Party and a Country and Western band called The Good Old Boys. However, their greatest foe is the Illonis State Police and the Chicago City Police. This results in some amazing car chases and held the record for the most cars wrecked in a film (beaten by its own sequel). Cameo roles were from James Brown, Aretha Fanklin, John Lee Hooker, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and Twiggy. There are genuinely funny moments which despite having watched this film countless times I will still laugh out loud. Then there is the music which is just toe tappingly brilliant. Put simply a fantastic musical.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Pookie said...

PLEASE NOT GREASE!

10:30 AM  
Anonymous red tamarin said...

Keep the faith - I'd expect it to be The Sound of Music...

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Pookie said...

Ahhhhhhh-

good thinking.

Fingers crossed.

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Pookie said...

RT,

I am afriad the Ladyboy was not for turning

3:36 PM  
Blogger Paul Burgin said...

Now that is a good film!

11:06 AM  

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