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J.D. Lafrance
Worked at Ridley College
Attended University of Western Ontario
Lives in Canada
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Them!
BLOGGER'S NOTE: This post is part of the Keep Watching the Skies Blogathon over at The Cinematic Frontier blog . The creation of and
subsequent use of atomic bombs in World War II had a profound effect on the
world – one that is still being felt to this day...
BLOGGER'S NOTE: This post is part of the Keep Watching the Skies Blogathon over at The Cinematic Frontier blog. The creation of and subsequent use of atomic bombs in World War II had a profound effect on the world – one t...
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Breathless
When Jim McBride ’s Breathless (1983), a fast and loose
remake of Jean-Luc Godard’s French New Wave Classic A bout de soufflé (1960), was released in theaters, it infuriated
cineastes and film critics who couldn’t believe that the filmmaker had the
audacity...
When Jim McBride’s Breathless (1983), a fast and loose remake of Jean-Luc Godard’s French New Wave Classic A bout de soufflé (1960), was released in theaters, it infuriated cineastes and film critics who couldn’t believe that...
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Suicide Squad
Anticipation was high when
the first trailer for Suicide Squad (2016) debuted. The playful, irreverent tone came as a welcome relief from the
dark, somber tone of previous DC Extended Universe movies, Man of Steel (2013) and Batman
v Superman: Dawn of Justi...
Anticipation was high when the first trailer for Suicide Squad (2016) debuted. The playful, irreverent tone came as a welcome relief from the dark, somber tone of previous DC Extended Universe movies, Man of Steel (2013) and ...
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The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep (1946) is often considered one of the quintessential classic film noirs
and with good reason. Adapted from Raymond Chandler ’s novel of the same name by
none other than William Faulkner and Leigh Brackett and directed by Howard Hawks , it star...
The Big Sleep (1946) is often considered one of the quintessential classic film noirs and with good reason. Adapted from Raymond Chandler’s novel of the same name by none other than William Faulkner and Leigh Brackett and dir...
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Being Evel
For many kids growing up in
the 1970s, Evel Knievel was a real-life superhero. He became famous for
performing death-defying stunts that usually involved him jumping over
something (or many things) with a motorcycle. He was the pioneer of what would
later b...
For many kids growing up in the 1970s, Evel Knievel was a real-life superhero. He became famous for performing death-defying stunts that usually involved him jumping over something (or many things) with a motorcycle. He was t...
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Lethal Weapon
Thanks to the success of 48 Hrs. (1982), the Buddy Action Movie
became arguably the most popular genre in the 1980s and it seemed, for a short
time, that studios were handing them out to any dramatic actor-comedian combo
that wanted one. This resulted in th...
Thanks to the success of 48 Hrs. (1982), the Buddy Action Movie became arguably the most popular genre in the 1980s and it seemed, for a short time, that studios were handing them out to any dramatic actor-comedian combo that wanted one. This resulted in the best of times (Beverly Hills Cop) and ...
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Red River
Howard Hawks ' Red River (1948) presents a patriarchal
society where men live by a macho, male code that excludes women and explores
the notion of what it is to be a man and how violence aids in this definition. The
lack of women in this male-dominated worl...
Howard Hawks' Red River (1948) presents a patriarchal society where men live by a macho, male code that excludes women and explores the notion of what it is to be a man and how violence aids in this definition. The lack of wo...
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Electric Dreams
Long before Spike Jonze’s
critically-acclaimed Her (2013)
featured a relationship between a man and computer operating system, there was
the little-seen Electric Dreams (1984) that depicted a love triangle between a man, a woman and his computer.
It marked ...
Long before Spike Jonze’s critically-acclaimed Her (2013) featured a relationship between a man and computer operating system, there was the little-seen Electric Dreams (1984) that depicted a love triangle between a man, a wo...
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The Outsiders
I was just the right age for S.E. Hinton ’s young adult
novels in the early 1980s. It was at an impressionable age that I read and
re-read The Outsiders , Rumble Fish and Tex (for some reason I never warmed up to That Was Then, This Is Now ). I loved gettin...
I was just the right age for S.E. Hinton’s young adult novels in the early 1980s. It was at an impressionable age that I read and re-read The Outsiders, Rumble Fish and Tex (for some reason I never warmed up to That Was Then,...
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The Spanish Prisoner
“A fellow said, ‘We must never forget that we
are human. And as humans we must dream. And when we dream we dream of money.” This line of dialogue is
spoken early on in The Spanish Prisoner (1998) and establishes one of the most important themes of David Mam...
“A fellow said, ‘We must never forget that we are human. And as humans we must dream. And when we dream we dream of money.” This line of dialogue is spoken early on in The Spanish Prisoner (1998) and establishes one of the...
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The Great Gatsby
Ever since F. Scott Fitzgerald ’s magnum opus The Great Gatsby was published, Hollywood has been fascinated with adapting his novel into a
film. To date, there have been five official versions, from a silent film made
in 1926 to Baz Luhrmann’s postmodern ta...
Ever since F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus The Great Gatsby was published, Hollywood has been fascinated with adapting his novel into a film. To date, there have been five official versions, from a silent film made in 1926 ...
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Canadian author Mordecai Richler let his best friend and roommate Ted Kotcheff read the manuscript of
his fourth novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz in 1958. At the time, they were sharing a flat in London,
England and the latter proclaimed it to be ...
Canadian author Mordecai Richler let his best friend and roommate Ted Kotcheff read the manuscript of his fourth novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz in 1958. At the time, they were sharing a flat in London, England and the latter proclaimed it to be “the best Canadian novel ever written.
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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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