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Blues Brothers on Location: Prisons, Malls, City Halls

Revisit three scenes from The Blues Brothers, and assess the significance of location filming in Chicago

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Daley Plaza, which the Blues Brothers wreck in The Blues Brothers (1980), public domain (CC0).

This mini course breaks down three scenes from The Blues Brothers (1980) in order to help you understand

  • why movies (and TV series) get made in specific locations like Chicago

  • potential meanings behind location filming

  • the impact, environmental or otherwise, of screening locations

You'll also learn the backstory of the 1980 movie and how the Blues Brothers' act got started.

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