Blues Brothers semi-officially a Catholic classic
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??? Well, I dono, maybe, I guess, and I suppose so, in a way, but....Nahhh!! :pazzo:


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June 17 2010 > Blues Brothers semi-officially a Catholic classic
   
Blues Brothers semi-officially a Catholic classic
Published: June 17, 2010The Vatican's semi-official Osservatore Romano newspaper has called the Blues Brothers cult film a "Catholic classic", in a review for the 30th anniversary of the movie this week.

In the film based on a skit from the US TV institution Saturday Night Live, brothers Jake and Elwood - played by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd - embark on an unlikely road trip featuring concerts, car chases, clashes with the police and neo-Nazi groups, and attempts at revenge from a spurned lover, all, ostensibly, to raise money for the church-run orphanage where they grew up, said the Hollywood Reporter.

But aside from a brief appearance from a relatively brief appearance from Kathleen Freeman as a wrist-slapping nun referred to as "The Penguin" and the brothers' periodic claim that they were on a mission from God, spirituality does not play a significant role in the film, the report said.

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Vatican endorses 'The Blues Brothers' (The Hollywood Reporter)  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/cont...3ed98fe9ff

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/losservat..._brothers/

http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=21962
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#2
I love that movie, love the Catholic element.  Not enough to merit mention by the Vatican's semi-official, semi-retarded newspaper"men," but oh well. 
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(06-17-2010, 05:01 PM)Bonifacius Wrote: I love that movie, love the Catholic element.  Not enough to merit mention by the Vatican's semi-official, semi-retarded newspaper"men," but oh well. 

I'm on the same page as you.
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I disliked the use of Christ's name in a non-reverent way for that one scene, but otherwise, it is a great film.
Quote:I hate Illinois Nazis.

How often does the train go by?
So often that you won't even notice it.

(Said to princess Leia): No I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I, I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts. IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD.

Wasn't lies, it was just... bullshit.

Oh, we got both kinds. We got country and western.

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.

We got two honkies out there dressed like Hasidic diamond merchants.

Yeah, lots of space in this mall.
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#5
Definitely a classic, and the Catholic stuff in the movie is fun, but a "Catholic classic"?

When we stuff the USCCB in a burlap sack and tie a concrete block to it and throw it in a lake, can we stuff L'OR in there too?  I'm so tired of hearing every opinion piece they release on random topics reported as a Vatican statement.
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#6
Good article.  I always loved this movie since it takes two broken down bluesmen, jake and elwood,  and sends them on a mission from God.  Who can forget the penguin, where have those great ladies gone and why are we left with club med directors under Vatican II?
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#7
I liked it too, and the shots of Chicago were really cool too. Very funny comedy too bad Belushi died like he did.
tim
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#8
"We're the good ol Blues Brothers Boys Band from Chicago.........." ;D

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American Nazi Party member in Blues Brothers:

"His name is Elwood Blues. He's got a record a mile long. And he's a Catholic." 

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http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/movies/pop...F6EKvnMOTJ
http://www.nypost.com/f/print/blogs/movi...F6EKvnMOTJ


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