Sunday, February 7, 2010

#184: The Blues Brothers

Directed by: JOHN LANDIS
1980, TSPDT Rank #795

Originally an act on Saturday Night Live (during the early days), The Blues Brothers completely transcends these beginnings and becomes one of the greatest comedies of all time. And not only is it a comedy, but it contains great rhythm and blues music, a radiating sense of coolness, a whole palate of cameos - and also one of the best car chases of all time. Yes, out of my least favorite decade in film history comes one of the most awesome and perfectly executed comedies of all time. There are so many hilarious scenes and a lot of interesting cinematic touches too; really it's impossible to go wrong. I'm not making a case that it's perfect, only that it's pretty damn good and (along with Animal House, also directed by Landis and one of my favorites) definitely is right where it belongs within the 1,000 Greatest Films. I hope it stays here.

(Rating: 9/10)

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