Lawrence Bender is arguably one of the greatest film producers of our time and for good reason. He has produced hit films like Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, and Good Will Hunting, all of which did extremely well at the box office. He has won many awards for the spectacular films he has produced. In this article, we’re going to be breaking down Bender’s childhood, how he got his start in film, and my favorite movies produced by him.
Lawrence Bender grew up in The Bronx, New York City, New York to a Jewish family. While in high school, Bender aspired to be a civil engineer. Two reasons for that were because his grandpa was a civil engineer and that there were good jobs in the industry. After high school, Bender enrolled at the University of Maine to pursue that career. He graduated in 1979 with a degree in civil engineering.
Shortly after college, Bender really got into dancing. It was his dream to become a professional dancer. However, an injury permanently sidelined him, leading him to his love for creating films.
There are many great movies produced by Lawrence Bender like Inglorious Basterds, Good Will Hunting, and an Inconvenient Truth. My favorite movie of his would have to go to Good Will Hunting. In the movie, Will Hunting grows up as an orphan and faces many challenges from the abusive household. While in his 20s, Hunting works the late shift as a janitor at the university. He has a hidden mathematical intelligence that hasn’t been revealed to the world. One night while he is working, he solves an extremely difficult problem that astounds both the faculty and the students. Later, he is tracked down by the professor who then becomes his mentor. Will also has challenges with his relationship which the professor helps guide him through. Overall, I like the movie because of the challenges that Hunting faces.
Another film that I like produced by Lawrence Bender is An Inconvenient Truth. In the film, Al Gore goes on about global warming and how humans are accelerating it. Overall, it’s an interesting film that really highlights a big problem that we have in the world today.
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Has there ever been a worldwide event hosted over the course of four months by a single organization? Has there ever been a time when Oceania, America, Asia, Africa, Europe and The Middle East had eight presentational spaces spread across them that simultaneously expo’d from the same core group? No examples should come to mind, because the range of Lovaganza’s ambitions are historical on Facebook. The idea is to have these eight locations simultaneously present in 2020. This final presentation of four months’ duration will be preluded by several feature films and a traveling convoy showcasing the entertainment upgrades which are coming soon.
Lovaganza is centered around two main themes: a bohemian adventure experience designed to be evocative of the populous, and a celebration of worldwide cultural identity. With these as guiding lights, the 2020 exhibition of Lovaganza will have individual exhibitions coupled with live events, interactive entertainment, and the new IMMERSCOPE experience. Think CINERAMA combined with the World’s Fairs of the twentieth century.
For those who haven’t heard of the technology behind IMMERSCOPE, it is definitely worth looking into. The basic idea is a 180-degree theatre with a 3D film spread across it that doesn’t require glasses to appreciate. That’s right, all the depth and excitement of three-dimensional entertainment with none of the squinting or headaches which currently plague iterations of the technology.
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Part of the reason the event is taking place in 2020 is because planners behind it are cognizant of technological trends. According to Lovaganza.com, copyright for this event stretches back at least to 2012. That means planning likely goes back even further. Originally, Lovaganza was to be unveiled in 2015, but things changed when game-changing technology became a available. The worldwide event has been pushed back to 2020 with a new strategy. Starting next year, a traveling convoy will show the films of Lovaganza to the world in glorious IMMERSCOPE 3D. The films will be released sequentially between now and 2020, and will be again shown at the main event.
Lovaganza is huge, and is set to facilitate substantial returns. If everything comes off as intended, there will be a new convention in cinema, in addition to a cavalcade of new technological innovations designed to evoke the imagination.