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J.D. Lafrance
Worked at Ridley College
Attended University of Western Ontario
Lives in Canada
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Dead Poets Society
Peter Weir is a filmmaker fascinated by
outsider protagonists thrust into strange environments that they must navigate,
be it an Australian journalist in 1965 Jakarta ( The Year of Living Dangerously ) or a veteran Philadelphia cop
hiding out in Amish count...
Peter Weir is a filmmaker fascinated by outsider protagonists thrust into strange environments that they must navigate, be it an Australian journalist in 1965 Jakarta (The Year of Living Dangerously) or a veteran Philadelphia cop hiding out in Amish country (Witness) or a headstrong inventor ...
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Five Easy Pieces
Jack Nicholson had one of the best runs of any actor during the 1970s and that’s
saying a lot when you consider it was at a time when the likes of Robert De
Niro, Gene Hackman and Al Pacino, among others, were doing some of their very
best work. Nicholson a...
Jack Nicholson had one of the best runs of any actor during the 1970s and that's saying a lot when you consider it was at a time when the likes of Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman and Al Pacino, among others, were doing some of their very best work. Nicholson actually made a big splash with his ...
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Lost Souls
Sometimes you can go
exploring the nooks and crannies of an actor’s filmography for an obscure gem
or an unfairly overlooked film. Lost Souls (2000), starring Winona Ryder , is not one of those movies. Filmed in
1998 and scheduled to be released in October ...
Sometimes you can go exploring the nooks and crannies of an actor's filmography for an obscure gem or an unfairly overlooked film. Lost Souls (2000), starring Winona Ryder, is not one of those movies. Filmed in 1998 and scheduled to be released in October 1999, it was pushed back to February ...
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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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Dead Poets Society
Peter Weir is a filmmaker fascinated by outsider protagonists thrust into strange environments that they must navigate, be it an Australian journalist in 1965 Jakarta ( The Year of Living Dangerously ) or a veteran Philadelphia cop hiding out in Amish count...
Peter Weir is a filmmaker fascinated by outsider protagonists thrust into strange environments that they must navigate, be it an Australian journalist in 1965 Jakarta (The Year of Living Dangerously) or a veteran Philadelphia cop hiding out in Amish country (Witness) or a headstrong inventor ...
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Ant-Man
Flush from the unprecedented
series of successful movies based on their comic book titles, Marvel Studios
has been emboldened to start making movies on their lesser known characters,
the first being Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Its surprise commercial an...
Flush from the unprecedented series of successful movies based on their comic book titles, Marvel Studios has been emboldened to start making movies on their lesser known characters, the first being Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Its surprise commercial and critical success paved the way for ...
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The Lineup
BLOGGER'S NOTE: This post originally appeared on Edward Copeland's blog. Coming early
on in his career, The Lineup (1958)
is the kind of no-nonsense crime film that director Don Siegel excelled at and,
in some ways, anticipated the same approach he took to ...
Coming early on in his career, The Lineup (1958) is the kind of no-nonsense crime film that director Don Siegel excelled at and, in some ways, anticipated the same approach he took to his remake of The Killers (1964) years later. He wastes no time as The Lineup starts off with an exciting chase ...
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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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"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity." - Harlan Ellison
Introduction
I'm currently working on a book about the films Michael Mann.
Education
  • University of Western Ontario
    1992 - 1995
  • Brock University
    1997
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  • Ridley College
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