The Magic of the Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers, apart from being a masterpiece, is a work of Magical Realism.

It combines gritty urban cinematography, with an unreal sense of wonder.

The opening scenes work to make this an utterly real setting.

But the moment they jump that bridge, we know the rules have been widened.

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The way The Penguin (not an actual penguin) floats backward... that's magic.

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