Lawrence Bender, Inglourious Basterds, and An Inconvenient Truth.

Lawrence Bender has made a name for himself in Hollywood but not among movie fans. Bender is a film producer known for working alongside Quentin Tarantino. He has also hosted many fundraising parties in Los Angeles. He was recognized by the ACLU for his efforts towards altruistic goals. He has also been recognized by the Academy with 29 total nominations for his movies.

Before entering the film industry, Lawrence Bender made a real effort to become a civil engineer. Inspired by his grandfather, Bender attended the University of Maine, obtaining a degree in civil engineering and finding a passion for dance.

Tarantino and Bender created A Band A Part Productions together, creating a large catalog of great movies under the company. The last film to have A Band A Part listed in the production credits was Inglourious Basterds.

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds is an over-the-top blend of drama and comedy. The movie is about an expert team of American soldiers during World War II. The team consists of self proclaimed master Nazi killers and a British actress who is currently acting as a spy.

The actress is assisting the team in attending a movie premier. At the premier, with the help of the actress, the American soldiers plan to take out a very prominent Nazi target.

Things don’t go as planned when the rendezvous spot chosen by the actress turns out to be an underground Nazi bar. The actress is exposed as a spy when her body guard displays three fingers on his hand with the index, middle, and ring finger instead of the thumb, index, and middle finger. The Nazis in the room notice that the body guard is showing three in the American tendency, giving them away.

In promotion for the movie, Lawrence Bender made the rounds, doing interviews. Lawrence Bender shared his experiences working with Tarantino, talking about the script sharing process. Bender claims that Tarantino doesn’t share his scripts with him, electing to instead show him individual scenes.

In an interview with Den of Geek, Bender talks about his experiences with An Inconvenient Truth as well. This movie was an eye-opening look at the real effects of climate change. He shared his thoughts on Al Gore and stressed the importance of the film.

https://www.nytimes.com/1994/09/22/movies/a-film-maker-and-the-art-of-the-deal.html

5 Black-Oriented Movies From Incredible To Awful

 

The Color Purple

 

This tremendous adaptation of the best-selling Alice Walker novel won the Golden Globe award for Best Drama of 1985. Celia is a young woman who comes of age under an umbrella of horrible bigotry and abuse. She dreams of one day returning to her heritage lands in Africa to be reunited with her sister, but lives a life of unimaginable tragedy. The magical cast includes Whoopie Goldberg, Danny Glover, and Oprah Winfrey.  One of the best black movies of all time.

 

Glory

 

This is a historically accurate ancient war movie retelling of the Battle of Fort Wagner during the American Civil War. It featured the formation and rough exploits of the 54th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry, the first African-American regiment officially recognized by the US. Brilliant roles played by Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Jihmi Kennedy, and Andre Braugher highlight one of the proudest moments in Black, or any other people’s histories.

 

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

 

Tyler Perry’s stage-to-screen magnum opus introduced the world to Madea, an eccentric and humor-filled grandmother who possesses a penchant for discipline and family values. Her “chirens” are the light of her life, but they drive her crazy. The movie has a few weak and patronizing moments, but remains unique in the library of black cast movies.

 

Kazaam

 

This unsuccessful collision of a classic genie tale and 90s “gangsta” life features Shaq in his prime—for basketball, that is. A young boy is faced with the decision to join a gang, or make steps to locating is absent father. Instead of growing into a culturally pertinent adventure, the movie quickly takes a u-turn into a painfully awkward hip-hop flop.  As far as 90s teen movies go, this was as bad as it gets.

 

Pootie Tang

 

This movie is definitely one of the most uninteresting, and box office refund-worthy, black comedy experiments that should have been scrapped. Chris Rock attempts to morph one of his forgotten HBO comedy roles into a legitimate super hero movie. From opening to closing credits, the film is nothing more than political rants, raunchy quips, unintelligible one-liners, and pervasive examples of the worst urban black culture behavior.