i learned a bunch of stuff about the blues brothers today


our library has all these scripts and while researching for this other thing today i got to read the first 100 pages of the original 300+ page blues brothers script.

very very very different, and i cant say better.

which is to say whoever edited it and trimmed the fat knew what they were doing.

the script gets into great detail about finding All of the band members one by one

it includes the fact that elwood takes jake to a whore house like right after he gets out of jail

and the part that i wanted to learn about was pretty long: elwood’s last day at his day job

a chemical factory.

what i was trying to learn was the secret of the blues brothers always being able to get away from the cops.

turns out it due to two reasons that the movie doesnt really get into

1. The Bluesmobile is actually a little magical

2. Elwood’s arsenal of aerosol cans of chemicals

parts were very funny like lightenig hawkins getting into a fight with john lee hooker

but parts were also very tedious and predictable.

And the “we’re on a mission from God” didnt appear in the first script or at least the first 100 pages. which i find weird. in fact they dont really even seem to “see the light” when they go to the church.

and instead of James Brown being the preacher it’s a black guitar legend.

super fascintating and i cant wait to go back to read more.

my mom thinks everything is weird, so does this girl i work with

moonrise kingdom

weird thing is, though, my mom was in college in the 60s

she was like 16 years old in college during the Civil Rights Era

then she was in DC and other big cities when the hippies were running around

then she gave birth to yours truly mr xbi busblog.

youd think by now that if she saw a wes anderson movie she would have actually Experienced so called weirdness, that his film wouldnt seem weird to her.

but it does

because she is a georgia peach constantly expecting life to return to the Leave It To Beaver early 60s

well i aint returning to that snoozefest.

im stoked to be in Hollywood and driving through LA in the middle of the night receiving snapchats from strippers and death threats from evil doers.

you know what movie seemed weird to me this year: bad ones.

i think its weird that youd take millions of dollars from people and give us a film with no ending or a bad ending or worst of all a boring beginning middle and end

to me, thats weird, not bill murray being an awesome concierge or two little kids taking a walk in the woods.

anyways i love my mom and she loves you too. except for everyone who has fired me.