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Our Take On: "The Blues Brothers"

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Just Between Frames (JBF) members enjoyed some nostalgia along with seeing The Blues Brothers for our second “Shot in Chicagoland” feature and its 35th anniversary. The one thing we all forgot about it, is that it is really quite a long movie! So there wasn’t really any time to discuss it before the library had to close. Still members took the time as they were leaving to say how nice it was to see it again, and revisit old places in the city as well as see Belushi and Ackroyd riding that first wave of success. They looked so young too! The plot is pretty silly, the car chases were frequent and funny, and Jake & Elwood proved they really can move! So overall, the film is still standing the test of time – and was enjoyed by all.

We were going to take some time before the start of Public Enemies on June 29th (our final "Shot in Chicagoland" feature) to see if folks have things they’d like to share about seeing The Blues Brothers, and any Chicago-related memories or places it brought up for them – but Public Enemies also has a long running time. Instead, I’m encouraging members to add comments to this posting so we still get a chance to share our thoughts on Chicago, the cast, the times (remembering the ‘80s!) and the music. (I remember Doug talking about how wonderful the soundtrack is to this film.) Click on "The Blues Brothers" graphic above to go to IMdB's information on this film.

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