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HOLLYWOODâ€™S MASTER STORYTELLERS PRESENTS Director John Landis and Thom Mount Q&A Following "The Blues Brothers" - 25th Anniversary Celebration
THE BLUES BROTHERS was one of the first, and arguably the most successful film to be based on characters first introduced on NBCâ€™s â€œSaturday Night Live.â€Â The screenplay by Dan Aykroyd and John Landis that more than anything else serves as an excuse to showcase some of the greatest musical acts of the 20th Century, including legends Ray Charles, Cab Calloway and Aretha Franklin.Â The film is also famous for its escalating automotive mayhem, including a car chase through an indoor mall and according to trivia experts, set a Worldâ€™s Record for the number of cars crashed for a major motion picture.Â
In 1977, John Landis teamed up with Jim Abrahams, and brothers David and Jerry Zucker (who would go on to create AIRPLANE and the NAKED GUN movies) to make the outrageous sketch comedy film KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE.Â KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE caught the attention of producers Ivan Reitman and Matty Simmons who hired Landis to direct NATIONAL LAMPOONâ€™S ANIMAL HOUSE starring John Belushi.Â Â Two years later, Landis reunited with Belushi for THE BLUES BROTHERS and a series of hit comedies including AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, TRADING PLACES and BLUES BROTHERS 2000.Â Thom Mount was president of Universal Studios when THE BLUES BROTHERS was made and oversaw its production for the studio.
About ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood
ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood, created by Pacific Theatres, represents a new evolution in the movie going experience.Â The beautifully designed facility, which opened in March 2002, offers an unprecedented combination of technology, amenities, comfort, and customerÂ service. Facilities include the historic Cinerama Dome and 14 state-of-the-art â€œblack boxâ€ auditoriums as well as a cafÃ© bar and a cinema-focused gift shop.Â Tickets can be purchased online without a fee and printed at home, at the theaters automated ticketing kiosks, lobby box office and over the phone.Â Plus, ArcLight offers a free membership program with purchasing rewards and other members-only benefits. ArcLight Hollywood is located at 6360 W. Sunset Boulevard, between Vine and Ivar.Â For more information about ArcLight visit www.arclightcinemas.com.
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