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Lawrence Bender’s Movie ‘White Man’s Burden’

Lawrence Bender is a celebrated American movie producer. He was born in the year 1957 in Bronx, New York, USA. He was born to two Jewish parents. His mother was a kindergarten teacher while his father was a college history professor. His original names are Lawrence Kirk Bender. So far, Lawrence Bender has been in the industry of entertainment for over 20 years. He has engineered a variety of movies. Some include the excellent hunting will, Safe, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms, An Inconvenient Truth, Reservoir Dogs, Django and Inglorious Bastards among others. Bender attended Cherry Hill School East. While still in high school, he envied to be like his grandfather. His granddad was a civil engineer. When he completed his secondary education, he joined the University of Maine. He registered and enrolled in a civil engineering course. In 1957, Lawrence Bender graduated with a degree in civil engineering.


Bender decided to do civil engineering because he had previously heard that the field had plenty of job opportunities. While still on campus, Bender got attracted to dancing. So, after graduating Bender pursued this passion in dancing for several years. Lawrence was able to visit most parts of the United States where he and his colleagues performed in many shows. Something unexpected happened. Lawrence Bender sustained a critical injury that saw him quit dancing. He decided to pursue another career. Today, Lawrence Bender is a hero to most Americans because of the many movies that he has produced and have been aired on our televisions. With his proven experience, Lawrence Bender produced the film white man’s burden’.

The movie’s storyline is in alternative America where black Americans are members of the social elite. On the other hand, the whites inhabit the inner city ghettos. We meet Louis Pinnock who is employed at a chocolate plant. He is a father of two kids and a loving husband. One event occurs when Louis delivers a package for one black man Thaddeus Thomas. Accidentally, he is mistaken for a voyeur. He eventually lost his job and later beaten by black cops. To make matters worse, his family gets evicted from their home. In return, Pinnock kidnaps the black CEO Thomas with a gun and demands that he be served true justice.

 

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How Lawrence Bender Brought ‘Inglourious Basterds’ to Life

It’s a little-known fact that the script for the 2009 blockbuster action movie “Inglourious Basterds” was actually a written more than a decade before the film’s release. At the time, Quentin Tarantino was busy working on “Kill Bill: Volume 1” and “Kill Bill: Volume 2,” so he didn’t have the resources to produce another film. Tarantino simply focused his work on the two-part film series, allowing the script for “Inglourious Basterds” to gather dust.

It wasn’t until 2005 when Tarantino began production of “Inglourious Basterds.” Along with the help of Lawrence Bender, he brought to life this otherwise forgotten script, turning it into one of the most successful movies of 2009. Born in The Bronx, New York, Bender is a successful film producer who’s worked in several of Tarantino films. Throughout his career, Lawrence Bender has won numerous awards as well as Academy Award nominations. Although he didn’t win award for “Inglourious Basterds,” he played a key role in the film’s success.

“Inglourious Basterds” isn’t just another World War II film that’s filled with explosions and gunfights with little or no sustenance. Tarantino and Lawrence Bender sought to create a film that was compelling and unique. Rather than following a historical approach, for instance, they used an alternate reality for the film. Without revealing too much about the plot, the story it tells isn’t historically accurate — and that’s what “Inglourious Basterds” such a great movie. The audience doesn’t know what to expect since it strays from the historical path of World War II.

Another reason “Inglourious Basterds” is its superb cast. It stars some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Brat Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger and Eli Roth. Lawrence Bender helped to select and hire the talent for “Inglourious Basterds,” attesting to its influence in the film’s success.

To put the popularity of Lawrence Bender’s “Inglourious Basterds” into perspective, it grossed more than $321 million in theaters. This made it the second-highest-grossing film produced by Tarantino, surpassed only by “Django Unchained.”

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