Lawrence Bender in Film Making

Lawrence Bender is most recognized for his production role(s) in many of the award-winning Quentin Tarantino films. Alongside these famous movies are also TV shows and many other films covering a variety of genres, all of which have made a successful impact on the film industry. According to TVguide.com (2018), Bender has occupied a producer role in 21 movies/TV shows and has been the executive producer in 7 more of these works. He was born October 17, 1957, in The Bronx, New York and grew up in New Jersey (IMDb.com, 2018). He was originally an aspiring dancer after graduating college with a civil engineering degree. However, this path was quickly put to a stop after he suffered an injury. Fortunately, the aftermath of this event was when his career in production began to blossom.

Bender currently holds three Oscar nominations under his belt: Best Motion Picture of the Year (2010) for Inglourious Basterds, Best Picture (1998) for Good Will Hunting, and Best Picture (1995) for Pulp Fiction (IMDb.com, 2018). It comes as no surprise that Pulp Fiction appears as one of his nominations, as it is my favourite film he has produced. Personally, I am a huge fan of this film’s elements of dark/vulgar humour and seemingly random events that brilliantly lead to plot twists that I would have never been able to predict ahead of time.

Lawrence Bender has definitely made his mark in the film industry due to his success in producing some of the world’s most iconic works. I know for certain that if his role was absent during the formation of these movies, they would not have become as well-known as they currently are. He serves as an inspiration to many film students aspiring to make it in the industry as producers.

Sources:

CBS Interactive Inc. (2018). Lawrence Bender. Retrieved March 28, 2018, from http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/lawrence-bender/credits/161484/

Lawrence Bender. (2018). Retrieved March 28, 2018, from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004744/

https://www.fandango.com/people/lawrence-bender-53883/photos

Blade Runner Sequel Finally a Reality After 34 Years

Blade Runner is a Sci-Fi classic that has lived through the years gaining the title of cult classic and much more. According to IMDB, Blade Runner was nominated for 2 Oscars. It also had 11 wins out of 16 other nominations, yet a sequel seemed like an impossibility, until now!

Shooting for the new Blade Runner is said to begin sometime within the next month according to Screenrant. Although much of the story is still a mystery to the general public, this film will be bringing in a mix of both seasoned and fresh actors combined with the original Blade Runner himself, Harrison Ford. Reprising his role as Richard Deckard, Ford is once again picking up with a character that is over 3 decades old. The real question is, will Deckard’s story pick up where it left off, or take the natural time that has passed into consideration?

Harrison Ford is not the only person involved with the original Blade Runner story whom is returning. Ridley Scott, director of the original film and many others, is returning as a producer on the movie. This arrangement should allow for a consistent story-line while still allowing the sequel’s director, Dennis Villenueve, to have some creative freedom.

As a fan of the original film, I have looked forward to seeing more of the Blade Runner universe put onto the big screen. For the sake of the original, I hope it can live up to what’s expected.