In the past blog-articles under the name Sunday Movie we recommended some good musical movies for our fans. We made this category because we considered that on Sunday, all of the people are home and they need to relax from the past week with some good movie in the living room.
For today we would like to recommend you another beautiful musical movie called Cadillac Records which is made in 2008.
This is an American biographical drama movie written and directed by Darnell Martin. This movie tells the story about the musical era of the earlies 1940s to the late 1960s and follows the story of Leonard Chess a Jewish immigrant from Poland, a bar owner, and later an owner of a record-company Chess Records based in Chicago.
Leonard and his brother Phil Chess had a fascinating instinct for the evolution of a black musical style, which they found the most gifted musicians of the emerging urban music, and recorded them in a studio so small it forced the sound out into the world.
The great Leonard Chess recognized the talents of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James, Willie Dixon, Chuck Berry, and Little Walter. They made Chicago the home of the blues, and then rhythm and blues, which, as Muddy said, had a baby, and they named it to rock n’ roll. With this movie, we could see that the Chess story depends more on music than history, which is perhaps as it should be.
The budget for this movie was $12 million, and unfortunately earned just $8 million at the box office, but for sure the movie received positive reviews and it is worth watching.
The movie star Adrien Brody had the main role as Leonard Chess, as well as Beyoncé as Etta James, Mos Def as Chuck Berry, Columbus Short as Little Walter, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, Eamonn Walker as Howlin’ Wolf, and Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon.
Take a look at the movie trailer below and enjoy watching it!