Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Film & Water Podcast Episode 3: The Blues Brothers



On the newest episode of THE FILM & WATER PODCAST, host Rob Kelly welcomes guest Mike Gillis (RADIO VS. THE MARTIANS) to discuss one of their favorite films, John Landis's THE BLUES BROTHERS. We're on a mission from God!

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  1. I loved listening to your unbridled joy and affection for The Blues Brothers because it's one of my favorite movies.

    My parents are from Chicago, and even though I grew in farm country an hour outside the city, we went into the city all the time to see my Irish and Polish relatives who all speak just like Aykroyd and Belushi in the movie. And I'm talking about the early '80s here so the looks, the sounds, everything in the movie felt very real and familiar.

    As for the music, I have a Blues Brothers playlist saved on my phone. I listen to those songs all the time. Last Halloween, my brother and I did a Blues Brothers set at a Karaoke bar.

    Like Mike, I can't see a Pier 1 Imports--although it's not like I see a whole lot of them anymore--without saying the name aloud in a deadpan observational manner.

    Great episode as always!

  2. Love, love LOVE this movie. Once upon a time, it seemed TBS showed only The Blues Brother and The Beastmaster, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Even though I own it on DVD, if it's on, I end up watching the rest of it, no matter where I come in. I normally don't do that with movies.

    I think the music is totally legit. A buddy of mine had the live Blues Brothers album and we wore that thing out. I'm not big on musicals, but Blues Brothers is the exception that makes the rule.

    The non-chalant manner that the two keep throughout the film makes it for me as well. Elwood's heartfelt look of loss on his face when the car "dies" gets me every time.

    I've visited Chicago twice, and I ate at the House of Blues. There is a cop car sticking through the side of the building. It felt very homey like I belong there, having seen this flick so many times.

    And now, I'm going to watch it again this weekend. And introduce the boy to it, I think...