Thursday, September 3, 2015

Just For Fun: It's Dark Out and We're Wearing Sunglasses

I've been writing these monthly "just for fun" posts for a long time now. This one will make the 48th in the series. In all that time, in all those posts, I can't believe I've never written about The Blues Brothers - so disbelieving was I that I combed through my backlog of posts twice to make sure. I love this movie so much that I know it practically by heart. If I've had a bad day, nothing is more guaranteed to cheer me up than a screening of this flick. Even writing about Jake and Elwood has me grinning. It's about time I wrote about their "mission from god," so here are some reasons why I love this movie:

Quotable, deadpan dialogue:
Case in point, the moment from which I took the title of this post...

Star-Studded Cavalcade of Cameos: 
Among the cameos we see Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Paul Reubens, and my favorite cameo: Twiggy.

Carrie Fisher:
Fisher's turn as Jake's jilted ex-fiance is pitch-perfect. Just the right amount of destructive force, and oh that lip gloss.

The Music:
So much great soul and rhythm & blues that I don't even want to pick a favorite song based on music alone. Instead, I'll pick my favorite for the cinematography aspects. Cab Calloway and those moves... wow.

I'm assuming you love this movie, too, if you've made it this far down the post. So tell me, what's your favorite thing about this movie?


  1. My favorite quote from the movie is "Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues brothers has been approved."

  2. If I recall the story correctly, Belushi grew up on the Elm Street that the street in the Wes Craven films was named for.

    Elwood (Ill.) is a small town just south of Joliet.