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The Blues Brothers..© 1980 Universal City Studios, Inc  .. Excerpt from the The Blues Brothers.. About The Movie at the website http://www.bluesbrotherscentral.com ...."The Blues Brothers is a unique blend of musical comedy with outrageous humor, location realism and spectacular action.....Said director John Landis, "The Blues Brothers is a true musical comedy. People burst into song and dance just as they do in the original American form invented on Broadway and glorified in Hollywood. But the story, the musical numbers and the comedy all have a very realistic look. The film is designed for music and is very stylized."....Dan Aykroyd, who wrote the original screenplay with Landis, explained, "It's the story of two hoodlums who want to go straight and get redeemed. But they just don't have it together and they keep getting into bigger and bigger trouble."...."Jake and Elwood are on a genuine crusade," said Landis. "It's not the Holy Grail they're after, its 5,000 bucks. But their quest is for equally good reasons. They're good and sympathetic people. To me, that's the strength of the movie. The audience must like the characters."....John Belushi added, "Jake is into music, drinking and sliding through life. His craziness confuses Elwood. Elwood is religious, a bookworm and a motorhead. He takes care of the details, like a road manager. Jake's Lies upset Elwood, and Elwood's driving makes Jake nervous."....Belushi called the film "a tribute to black American music." The score, featuring no original songs, showcases music of decades past and some of its greatest performers. They all play characters who are integral to the story.....The score contains blues, rock and roll, soul and rhythm and blues, as well as some country-western, pop, Latin and classical."..