Jul 20, 2012
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Most of the voluminous cameo roles in TFH Guru John Landis's landmark rock comedy were performed on studio sound stages, but the death defying car crash stunts were shot right on the streets of Chicago. This is the premier movie of those generated by Saturday Night Live. The preview version was shorn from 148 minutes to 133, but the excised footage has been reinstated on dvd. In 1998 Landis mounted a sequel, Blues Brothers 200, with John Goodman, Joe Morton and a ten year old kid combining forces to stand in for the late John Belushi.
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. I don't watch Vertigo like any other movie...
Saw Vertigo for the first time when it was reissued in the '80s, as part of a batch of Hitchcock-owned titles that had been locked up in the vault for a couple of decades (also including Rope, The Trouble With Harry, The Man Who Knew Too Much and Rear Window). The film blew my everlovin' teenage mind at the time, and I've been lucky enough to see it in a theatre a few times since then, and it never fails to suck me into its descent into madness...
I just watched The Anderson Tapes on DVD last week. Sidney Lumet directing Jack Lemmon in Death Wish boggles my mind...
Truly a film both of and ahead of its time. It was a valedictory for Karloff, only a year or two before his passing...
Also one of the few screen credits for Daniel Mayer Selznick, son of David O. Selznick and grandson of Louis...
A great counterbalance to the disturbing shooting scenes in this film are the scenes with Karloff. Many of which are sweet, funny and poignant...