how time flies. already November. and with November comes NaBloPomo, that time when those of us stubborn enough to do so, valiantly gather enough witty thoughts and sparkle repartee as to fill a blog post every single day of the month.
lucky for me, I'm not one of the above people, and will use any kind of drivel and call it a blog post. lucky for me, not so much for y'all.
and to minimize intellectual energy even more, I'll be doing my daily post on a theme: this time is the oh-so-original-one-of-movies. not.
if you haven't yet clicked away, here's the first entry
being of a tender age when I first saw TBB is still not an excuse for only recognizing James Brown amongst the legendary musicians featured in the musical numbers. check it: Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, and in a smaller role, John Lee Hooker, and the-by-no-mean-slackers who made up The Blues Brothers Band
the only embedabble clip of a musical number I've found is James Brown's. the quality is bad as it looks it was filmed from a TV screen. it is also captioned in Hebrew, which adds an interesting dimension
outside of the musical numbers, some of the best scenes are the one in the mall -again bad quality
and the restaurant scene – bad quality AND dubbed in German, which if you are a fellow fan of TBB allows you to hear how Jake Blues sounds in German. and if you are not a fellow fan, I'd like to know what you think that scene can possibly be about.
many, many clips are available on youtube; you can practically watch the whole movie in bits and pieces.
if you haven't before please do: at least the fantastic musical numbers. you may also find the source of all those quotes your friends cite at each other constantly