Lawrence Bender is by far one of the best film producers in the world. Born on October 17, 1957, the producer grew up in the Bronx, New York City, New York to a Jewish family. While in high school, Lawrence Bender wanted to become a civil engineer. One of the reasons was because his grandfather was a civil engineer and another reason was that there were good jobs in that field. After graduating high school, Bender enrolled at the University of Maine to pursue a degree in civil engineering. In 1979, Bender graduated from the University of Maine with his degree in civil engineering.
After graduating from college, Bender began to love dance. It was his dream to become a professional dancer, but an injury permanently sidelined him. This injury ultimately lead him to the film industry.
Bender has created many great films that many of us know like Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, and Good Will Hunting. Another notable film was a documentary done with Al Gore called An Inconvenient Truth.
My favorite film of Lawrence Bender would have to go to Good Will Hunting. In the movie, Will Hunting grows up as an orphan and is physically abused throughout the years. As anyone would do, he hides his past. One thing that no one knows about Hunting is that he is a math genius. One night while he is working as a janitor at the university, he solves a difficult math problem that astounds many professors and students. One night, a professor tracks down Will and later becomes his mentor. Will Hunting is faced with another challenge when it comes to his girlfriend, Skylar. Like I said earlier, he doesn’t like to open up about his past and Skylar wanted to get to know him. In the end, I like this movie because of the challenges that Will had to overcome throughout the film.
Another film that I enjoyed a lot is An Inconvenient Truth. In this article, Al Gore explains how humans are accelerating global warming and how it must be stopped. In the end, Lawrence Bender is a fantastic film producer.
Given the number of options people have for listening to music, standing out in the pop music genre is harder than ever. However the electronic pop duo helmed by Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart known as The Chainsmokers hit the ground running since their debut album Bouquet and Collage in 2015. Though they’re coming off a nine month music dry spell, their longest their formation, their most recent single “Sick Boy” has recaptured back in the limelight.
This new single is a bit of a divergence from their typical dance-centric electro-pop music, and carries with it a critique of our social media obsessed culture. “How many likes is my life worth?” and “Feed yourself with my life’s work” serve as the bridge to the song’s hook, and its a wonder whether the song is asking those questions rhetorically or acting as a critique of the general populous.
Their latest single You Owe Me is more reminiscent of their previous hits, with slightly harmonized spoken word over the relatively simple background melody. While having been released only a month ago, the song already has over 29 million listens and is well on its way to cementing itself in the top pop charts of 2018.
They may have absorbed some of the heavy piano-driven pop style of Coldplay during their recent tour together, and overall it seems to bring a fuller and more complete sound to their repertoire.
I can’t wait for their next single to drop followed by their new full length LP later this year. Currently they’re about to kick-off a major Asian tour before coming back and settling into Las Vegas for the majority of the summer. They’ll be alternating weekend nights between XS and Encore nearly every single weekend between now and August 10th.
- Indiana Jones (The Raiders March)
This quick, exciting tune has become so iconic, it is hard to imagine the Indiana Jones films without it. To this day, the music first used in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” inspires adventure in all who listen to it.
- Harry Potter (Hedwig’s Theme)
One of my favorite movie theme songs, Harry Potter’s theme music perfectly captures the magic and mystery of the wizarding universe. Its sweeping yet minor sound sets an almost eerie mood and provides a subtle background for the films’ action.
The spooky, ominous theme music from this film really makes the movie. The idea of a huge man-eating shark is scary enough, but hearing the creepy music as it swims around eating the characters in the film makes this movie downright horrifying. You almost need to be wearing good headphone brands to really get a feel for the bass in this one.
- Star Wars Main Theme
While Star Wars is one of the best movies ever, and is rife with amazing music, the universally recognized main theme perfectly sets the stage for the films. It is exciting, adventurous, and fun: all the best traits of the franchise. Listen to it and feel instantly transported to another galaxy.
With plot twists, gruesome murders, and of course the iconic shower scene, Psycho remains one of horror’s most beloved films. The violent, terrifying theme heavy with string instruments turned a great movie into an amazing one.