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J.D. Lafrance
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Attended University of Western Ontario
Lives in Canada
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Roadracers
Still hot off his feature
film debut with El Mariachi (1992), Roadracers (1994) marked Robert Rodriguez ’s first foray into the Hollywood studio system and it was not a
smooth transition. Accustomed to shooting fast and loose and with complete
creative cont...
Still hot off his feature film debut with El Mariachi (1992), Roadracers (1994) marked Robert Rodriguez's first foray into the Hollywood studio system and it was not a smooth transition. Accustomed to shooting fast and loose and with complete creative control, he met resistance from a crew that ...
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The Princess and the Warrior
After the breakout success of Run Lola Run (1998) established his
international reputation, Tom Tykwer reteamed with his leading lady Franka Potente for a follow-up film entitled, The Princess and the Warrior (2000). He wisely opted not to repeat the frenet...
After the breakout success of Run Lola Run (1998) established his international reputation, Tom Tykwer reteamed with his leading lady Franka Potente for a follow-up film entitled, The Princess and the Warrior (2000). He wisely opted not to repeat the frenetic pacing of the thrill-a-minute Lola, ...
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Die Hard 2: Die Harder
The 1980s action blockbuster
movie was dominated by the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone
and Jean-Claude Van Damme (among others) – muscle-bound one-man armies that
killed scores of bad guys with guns, brawn and cheesy one-liners. Along ca...
The 1980s action blockbuster movie was dominated by the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme (among others) – muscle-bound one-man armies that killed scores of bad guys with guns, brawn and cheesy one-liners. Along came Bruce Willis in 1988 with Die Hard, ...
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Flash Gordon
BLOGGER'S NOTE: This post is part of The Film Preservation 2015 Blogathon that is being co-hosted by Ferdy on Films, This Island Rod and Wonders in the Dark. After the phenomenal success
of Star Wars (1977) every studio was
eager to capitalize on the movie-...
After the phenomenal success of Star Wars (1977) every studio was eager to capitalize on the movie-going public's renewed interest in feel-good space operas. This resulted in numerous rip-offs and wannabes with arguably the most hyped of them all being Flash Gordon (1980).
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The Big Town
Most actors have what I refer
to as “paycheck movies” somewhere in their filmography. They are movies that
are done for the money or the desire to work that month. They are movies that
are usually not all that memorable and done purely for mercenary reasons...
Most actors have what I refer to as “paycheck movies” somewhere in their filmography. They are movies that are done for the money or the desire to work that month. They are movies that are usually not all that memorable and done purely for mercenary reasons but they are still part of an actor's ...
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Snake Eyes
In the 1990s, filmmaker Brian De Palma struggled between making expensive, high profile failures like The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) and pushing
through personal projects like Raising
Cain (1992) and commercial triumphs like Mission: Impossible (1996). ...
In the 1990s, filmmaker Brian De Palma struggled between making expensive, high profile failures like The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) and pushing through personal projects like Raising Cain (1992) and commercial triumphs like Mission: Impossible (1996). Fresh from the success of the latter ...
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The Killers (1946)
Ernest Hemingway ’s short
story “The Killers” was first published in Scribner’s
Magazine in 1927 and featured two hitmen sent to kill a man who makes no
attempt to run or defend himself. Producer Mark Hellinger bought the screen
rights for $36,750 and the s...
Ernest Hemingway's short story “The Killers” was first published in Scribner's Magazine in 1927 and featured two hitmen sent to kill a man who makes no attempt to run or defend himself. Producer Mark Hellinger bought the screen rights for $36750 and the screenplay was written by John Huston ...
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Like those who were thrilled
and dazzled by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg ’s ode to the pulpy action/adventure
serials of a bygone era  with Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), I
eagerly anticipated their follow-up three years later. Indiana Jones and the T...
Like those who were thrilled and dazzled by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's ode to the pulpy action/adventure serials of a bygone era with Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), I eagerly anticipated their follow-up three years later. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) was not only a ...
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Mad Max: Fury Road
It has been 30 years since Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
concluded a trilogy of post-apocalyptic films by Australian filmmaker George
Miller and featured the adventures of Max Rockatansky, a cop who lost his
family to a gang of marauding bikers in Mad
M...
It has been 30 years since Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) concluded a trilogy of post-apocalyptic films by Australian filmmaker George Miller and featured the adventures of Max Rockatansky, a cop who lost his family to a gang of marauding bikers in Mad Max (1979), came to the rescue of a ...
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Avengers: Age of Ultron
While The Avengers (2012) smashed box office records, more importantly,
writer/director Joss Whedon did the impossible by successfully integrating
comic book superheroes the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America from their
own franchise movies into anoth...
While The Avengers (2012) smashed box office records, more importantly, writer/director Joss Whedon did the impossible by successfully integrating comic book superheroes the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America from their own franchise movies into another one that saw them team-up with Black ...
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Jacknife
By the mid-1980s, the American
public was finally coming to terms with the effects of their involvement in the Vietnam War . Oliver Stone’s film Platoon (1986)
opened the popular culture floodgates and soon a cottage industry of
war-related material was eve...
By the mid-1980s, the American public was finally coming to terms with the effects of their involvement in the Vietnam War. Oliver Stone's film Platoon (1986) opened the popular culture floodgates and soon a cottage industry of war-related material was everywhere, from Time-Life books to ...
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Clear and Present Danger
No stranger to movie
franchises, it came as no surprise when Harrison Ford replaced Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan in the popular adaptations of Tom Clancy ’s best-selling novels with Patriot Games (1992), the follow-up to The Hunt for Red October (1990). Ford s...
No stranger to movie franchises, it came as no surprise when Harrison Ford replaced Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan in the popular adaptations of Tom Clancy's best-selling novels with Patriot Games (1992), the follow-up to The Hunt for Red October (1990). Ford slipped effortlessly into the role and ...
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"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity." - Harlan Ellison
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I'm currently working on a book about the films Michael Mann.
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  • University of Western Ontario
    1992 - 1995
  • Brock University
    1997
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