Blues Brothers (1980)
Starring: John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, Aretha Franklin, Carrie Fischer, Ray Charles, Mitch Mitchell, John Lee Hooker, James Brown, Frank Oz, Gil Pearson, Matt Murphy, Steve Cropper, Cab Calloway, John Candy, Kathleen Freeman, Henry Gibson, Charles Napier, Steven Spielberg, Twiggy, Alan Rubin, Steve Williams
Screenplay: John Landis, Dan Ackroyd, George Folsey, David Jones
Directed by: John Landis
Music: “Rawhide” by Ned Washington and Dimitri Tiomkin, performed by the Blues Brothers
One of the few SNL skits to be successfully turned into a film, The Blues Brothers qualified as a musical although with more swearing than most other film musicals (with the exception of the South Park film, which was about cursing). Songs were going to play a role in the film, and what may be the best is the band playing the theme from the TV show “Rawhide” because they don’t know any other country songs. Thank god for chicken wire.Vodpod videos no longer available.