The film Cadillac Records was an insightful & interesting film to watch to say the least.
Odd to think that the film was released almost a whole decade ago, but in some ways still feels very new.
The film stars Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, and Beyoncé as Etta James. While Cadillac Records is based on a true story, I thought it was an interest how the film instead tells the story of Chess Records, one of the preeminent blues record labels in the late 40s and 50s during the rise of blues in Chicago. For the director’s purpose, Darnell Martin, of showing issues about race that later influenced the Civil Rights.
While there are many interpretations & opinions on the film out there on the internet, I’d recommend ya’ll to give a try! There are definitely some interesting facts in the storyline that I personally found fascinating. Revisit the 40-50’s of Chicago blues & let me know your thoughts below!
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