Disco pants and haircuts
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The Blues Brothers mall car chase recreated in Lego. Comparison. Making of. (MLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (48 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
 
Seeing this thing made my damn day.

"Baby clothes."
"This mall has everything."
posted by wenestvedt at 8:25 AM on December 4, 2013 [7 favorites]


/takes off hat.
posted by Artw at 8:26 AM on December 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Seeing this thing made my damn day.

I'm on a mission from God.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:29 AM on December 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


isn't that mall still derelict? Dan Aykroyd's not doing anything, he could go and recreate it today!
posted by Think_Long at 8:29 AM on December 4, 2013


Pretty sure he's still busy investigating alien encounters.
posted by Artw at 8:30 AM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Orange whip? Orange whip? ...Three orange whips.
posted by delfin at 8:33 AM on December 4, 2013 [8 favorites]


So damn perfect.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 8:37 AM on December 4, 2013


The new Oldsmobiles are in early this year.
posted by Aznable at 8:40 AM on December 4, 2013 [4 favorites]


I hate Illinois Legos.
posted by delfin at 8:41 AM on December 4, 2013 [4 favorites]


They broke my watch!
posted by octothorpe at 8:42 AM on December 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is glue. Strong stuff.
posted by borkencode at 8:45 AM on December 4, 2013 [4 favorites]


"How much for the leetle girl?"
posted by wenestvedt at 8:48 AM on December 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


if we're going to just quote the movie I may as well save the trouble:

Original shooting script (includes cut material)
posted by edgeways at 8:48 AM on December 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


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!

I really need to watch this movie again soon.
posted by entropicamericana at 8:53 AM on December 4, 2013 [5 favorites]


This looks better than the upcoming Lego movie.
posted by cvp at 8:57 AM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is one of those movies that you dread hitting on TV when you're flipping channels because then you just have to watch it to the end. You can't turn it off once it's playing.
posted by octothorpe at 8:59 AM on December 4, 2013 [5 favorites]


"They broke my watch!"
posted by zooropa at 9:01 AM on December 4, 2013


See you next Wednesday
posted by flabdablet at 9:01 AM on December 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


I've been quoting "mall" instead of "place" all these years.

Huh.
posted by humboldt32 at 9:07 AM on December 4, 2013


Fix the cigarette lighter.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 9:16 AM on December 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


Wasn't there a Blues Brothers interactive show (a la Rocky Horror)? I thought I remembered hearing something about that.
posted by zooropa at 9:17 AM on December 4, 2013


Dis is definitely Lower Wacker Drive.
posted by eriko at 9:18 AM on December 4, 2013


"Yes! Yes! Jesus H. Tap Dancing Christ! I have seen the Light!"
posted by zooropa at 9:21 AM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


This movie is one of a few where anyone reciting quotes actually brings me a lot of the same joy as actually watching the movie. So where people saying "Ah! I see you have the machine that goes ping!" kind of bugs me, reading "Three orange whips" farther up this page actually makes me smile broadly.

"Midnight Run" and "Princess Bride" do it for me, too, and "Jaws." Not many others, though.
posted by wenestvedt at 9:22 AM on December 4, 2013 [4 favorites]


It's amazing how the movie is two and a quarter hours long and not once does it drag or seem padded. It's over two hours of nonstop excellence.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:26 AM on December 4, 2013 [7 favorites]


Pier One Imports.
posted by Apropos of Something at 9:36 AM on December 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


For decades, seeing a Pier One has caused a little switch to flip in my brain, and that switch starts a recording of Elwood Blues saying the name of that store. I'm filled with a love of that place that has absolutely nothing to do with buying anything there.
posted by Ickster at 9:47 AM on December 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers . . . has been approved.
posted by Ickster at 9:48 AM on December 4, 2013 [5 favorites]


One thing he doesn't mention in the "making of" video but I'm curious if it's more than a coincidence. The Series 11 minifigs included the "Saxophone Player" and were released just in September.

Looking at the pictures, the face and suit don't match, so he didn't use that minifig but I could easily see it kicking off the train of thought of combining his love of the Blues Brothers with his love of Lego.
posted by RobotHero at 10:05 AM on December 4, 2013


I bet those cops have got SCMODS
posted by dry white toast at 10:17 AM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I once booked a screening of this movie in Calgary. Somehow we got a print missing the blue emulsion layer. AND it was a drive-in print, apparently, at least that's why I was told all the profanity was cut. However, this only made the movie that much more fun to watch, as all of (most of?) the swears were cut out using scene-appropriate sounds effects. For the Illinois Nazis scene, it was revving engines, for the Penguin scene, there were extra ruler smacking sound effects. It's pretty much my favourite way to see this movie now.
posted by Old Man Wilson at 10:22 AM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


isn't that mall still derelict?

It was finally put out of it's misery in February 2012.
posted by JoeZydeco at 10:38 AM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


This post has got everything!
posted by JeffK at 10:57 AM on December 4, 2013 [7 favorites]


And some dry white toast, please.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 12:14 PM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I spent a semester in England, and my (U.S.) college roommate made me a mix tape. It had Jimmy Buffet songs and dialogue from "Midnight Run" and some of the tracks from "Blues Brothers" and John Lee Hooker and other stuff, all interspersed with clips of "Blues Brothers" dialogue. It was WONDERFUL.

- - -
I gotta close this tab: too many movie lines going through my head at once!
posted by wenestvedt at 12:20 PM on December 4, 2013


They have both kinds of music.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 12:22 PM on December 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Andromeda got five seasons.

Firefly got one.

I'm not sure where I'm going with this.


I doubt you could get a big spaceship show to go to even 1 season now, it seems to have died as a genre.


Wrong thread.
posted by Artw at 1:10 PM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Artw, I don't remember any of those lines.
posted by IAmBroom at 1:24 PM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dammit.
posted by Artw at 1:56 PM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


That was excellent.

Me and the Lord, we have an understanding.
posted by shiny blue object at 2:20 PM on December 4, 2013


Oh, we've got both kinds, country AND western!
posted by Apropos of Something at 3:53 PM on December 4, 2013


Pretty amazing Lego work. Nifty making-of video, and I like his few little innovations on the original.

Also, i think I like Ackroyd's delivery of "Yeah!" even more than I like the "Disco pants and haircuts" line.
posted by jiawen at 4:12 PM on December 4, 2013


Artw, I don't remember any of those lines.

"You there, in the browncoat - tonight only, from Chicago, the famous Blues Brothers Rhythm and Blues Review..."
posted by dragstroke at 4:16 PM on December 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


The guy who lives across the hall called to make sure I was okay after he heard me belly laughing for three full minutes. Then he came over with an extra beer, and we watched it again.

Hot damn, that movie is so much better than it has any right to be. Still one of my favorites, and one of the rare gems that I'll stop what I'm doing if it comes on on the background. I'm not even from Chicago, but holy shit you can tell that this entire movie is an incredible ode to Chicago.

dragstroke: ""You there, in the browncoat - tonight only, from Chicago, the famous Blues Brothers Rhythm and Blues Review...""

"You two girls." is to this day one of my favorite lines ever.

This may be the jewel in the crown that was "Movies my Dad took me to in the late '70s/early '80s, that in retrospect I was way too young for." that includes Alien, Blade Runner, Star Trek, Close Encounters, and Terminator.
posted by Sphinx at 4:57 PM on December 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


That and "I've always loved you."
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:00 PM on December 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


I gotta take a short break and go find whatever thread that was that ArtW meant to post in. Until then… ☛ Don't you go changin'!
posted by ob1quixote at 2:29 AM on December 5, 2013


I'm not even from Chicago, but holy shit you can tell that this entire movie is an incredible ode to Chicago.

It's very Ghostbustersesque in that regard.

it is too a word
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:17 AM on December 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


BOTH kinds...Country AND Western!
posted by Billiken at 9:29 AM on December 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


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