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Soul Men: The Making of The Blues Brothers

tiffanyb:

fancycwabs:

The pitch was simple: “John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Blues Brothers, how about it?” But the film The Blues Brothers became a nightmare for Universal Pictures, wildly off schedule and over budget, its fate hanging on the amount of cocaine Belushi consumed. From the 1973 meeting of two young comic geniuses in a Toronto bar through the careening, madcap production of John Landis’s 1980 movie, Ned Zeman chronicles the triumph of an obsession.

On the first page, you learn that composer Howard Shore came up with the name “Blues Brothers,” so if you’re writing insane questions for trivia night somewhere, you must read the article.

When I watch this movie with friends, the rule is that singing along is encouraged, but reciting the lines along with the characters is definitely not. 

This is a most important article for reading.

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    Dan Aykroyd owned a bar in Toronto at 20? Spielberg directed a comedy about the bombing of Pearl Harbor? Great article,...
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    This is a most important article for reading.
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    When I watch this movie with friends, the rule is that singing along is encouraged, but reciting the lines along with...
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    No need to let your brain go to mush while you’re waiting for Supertrain.
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    This is an amazing article, and supports John Roderick’s contention that every 70s movie is MADE OF COCAINE!