Category: Entertainment

Lawrence Bender – The Biggest Name in Hollywood You’ve Never Heard of

The public is aware of many big names in Hollywood, but these names are always actors. There is a large cast of characters behind the scenes, making movies possible and providing countless hours of entertainment to moviegoers. These people consist of directors, producers, stage-hands, and other staff.

Lawrence Bender, during his career, has been a grip and film producer. Despite his name not being a household name, his movies are. Movies like Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, and Good Will Hunting were made possible by Lawrence Bender. Lawrence Bender has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood like John Travolta,   , Matt Damon, and Robin Williams. Many of Lawrence Bender’s most successful films were directed by Quentin Tarantino. In fact, Lawrence Bender produced all of Tarantino’s films, except three.

Bender has also worked in television, producing Seven Seconds, a Netflix original, and Earthsea, a mini-series based on best selling fantasy novels.

In addition to his role in movie making, Bender is also a frequent contributor to relief of humanitarian issues. He has even been awarded for his accomplishment in this field, being given the Torch of Liberty award by the ACLU.

Lawrence Bender’s first film was Intruder, released in 1989. It is a slasher film that takes place in a grocery store. The cast of characters have just been made aware of change in ownership, only to be shocked by reality: a killer is in the store.

The film wasn’t much of a success, but it did have an interesting ending when compared to the ends of other movies in the horror genre. The end depicts the killer getting away, blaming the surviving grocers, very convincingly, for the slaughtering of the other workers.

Bender has been nominated for 29 Academy Awards during his career.

 

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The Film Producer Lawrence Bender

Born on 17th October 1957, Lawrence Bender is an American film producer who became famous after producing Reservoir Dogs in 1992. Ever since, he has been producing Quentin Tarantino movies except for Django Unchained, Death Proof, and The Hateful Eight. Lawrence also produces documentaries. In his many years as a film director, he has been nominated thrice for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Lawrence Bender is a Jew who was born in Bronx, New York but grew up in New Jersey. His father was a college professor and his mother a kindergarten teacher. While in high school, he decided to become a civil engineer just like his grandfather who he admired. That is the reason he went to the University of Maine from where he graduated in Civil Engineering in 1979. While at the university, he fell in love with dancing and actually worked as a dancer for a couple of years later until an injury stopped him.

Personal Life

Lawrence Bender is a passionate political and social activist. He works on the dean’s advisory board to the Harvard’s JFK School of Government. Bender is also a Foreign Relations’ member of the council. He spends most of his time organizing political and social fundraisers in Los Angeles when not working on his films. The National Wildlife Federation also honored Lawrence Bender as a wildlife hero.

Films

Lawrence has directed tons of movies, including Good Will Hunting, Inglorious Basterds, Pulp Fiction, and Intruder, among others. However, my favorite film is the Pulp fiction. It is not because the film won an Oscar for the best script but the fact that it is an incredible movie. The conversations are just amazing, and I love the way they have used soundtracks. Although it goes on for more than two hours, I can never get bored watching it. The actors have given an impeccable performance too. John Travolta, the lead actor who casts as a hitman together with his partner, Jules Winnfield, have outdone themselves. I cannot forget to mention the last 15 minutes that leaves me on the edge of my seat. The film is a masterpiece that I would recommend to any movie enthusiast.

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Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers: Breaking New Ground

Dance music is every year becoming more popular of a genre. The aesthetic of the artist of this genre typically include artist that are rarely if ever seen. They much rather let the music be their face and guide the way. One of the groups at the for front of this musical genre are the Chainsmokers and they are coming into a new era of their music. Unlike the aforementioned peers within their genre, they are deciding to do things a little differently.

Before going into a new direction, it is sometimes good to reflect on where we come from. This is what the Chainsmokers touch on as Alex Pall details his roots growing up as a DJ. First starting as a hobby, he realized that he wanted to take the big step and turn it into a career. That is when his manager introduced him to Andrew Taggart and the rest is history. From Andrew’s perspective “It was love at first sight.” He was in the middle of college when they reached out to him and he moved from Maine to New York and they got busy creating their brand and music. Because they shared the same core values, and both understood and had perspective on what they brought to the group as individuals, they were easily able to connect artistically and brand wise. It was more about the work as they toiled from day to day on their music instead of week to week. Four years into hard work here they are now in this plateau of their career.

Furthermore, they are focused on improving themselves as artist and people. For example, on the new record they will be singing on their own records that consist of content about their own lives. This is relatively new ground for acts in their genre of music. Additionally, they are taking part in the song writing portion of the music making process. With the pressure of an album release from the fans and the record label burdening them, they are more considered with creating a cohesive work of art that personifies them as artists. This is what they want rather than a basic singles-based work that most other artist and record labels would be happy with.

Their identity is a big part of what they are focusing on this go around. The recent tracks they released with Halsey coincides with this desire. They consider her number one on their list of collaborative hopes because she is so unique. The Chainsmokers are in touch with who and what their audience are. This fi another contributing factor of them perfecting their identity. The live show they put on is reflective of this as they integrate new components like their #Selfie. They sum up their new mindset as trying to provide new experiences for fans and push new boundaries never before reached

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