Tuesday, December 11, 2007
The Blues Brothers
Joliet and Elwood Blues (John Belushi and Dan Akroyd) are on a mission from God. As the Blues Brothers, two white orphans who grew up in the inner city of Chicago and were raised on the blues, they must raise the money to save the orphanage that raised them from going bankrupt due to back taxes.
The movie starts with Joliet ,John Belushi, being let out of jail and picked up in an old cop car, the Bluesmobile, by his brother Elwood, Dan Akroyd. They learn of the orphanage's plight and set out on their mission from God to form their old band and play a charity concert to raise the money to pay the taxes. They get in a fight with a country and western band, they cross cops and wives, they cause a riot in fancy restaurant, and even get a price on their head by Illinois Nazis. And who doesn't hate Illinois Nazis?
The final scene of this movie is the greatest car chase of all time.
This movie is full of huge names in music, such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, and plenty of classic blues studio musicians.
The Blues Brothers is one of my favorite movies from all time, and it has an amazing soundtrack that I own and listen to often. It's pretty much my dream to put giant speakers on the roof of my car. A sequel came out in 2000, but John Belushi is dead so I have no want to see it.