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J.D. Lafrance
Worked at Ridley College
Attended University of Western Ontario
Lives in Canada
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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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Live from Baghdad
For many Generation Xers, one
of the most enduring images from the early 1990s are ones of bombs falling on Baghdad captured via eerie night vision that rendered the experience through an
unsettling monochromatic filter. This footage not only signaled the U...
For many Generation Xers, one of the most enduring images from the early 1990s are ones of bombs falling on Baghdad captured via eerie night vision that rendered the experience through an unsettling monochromatic filter. This footage not only signaled the United States' invasion of Iraq but it ...
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Plain Clothes
Early on in her career, Martha Coolidge was destined to be a subversive alternative to John Hughes’
1980s teen comedies with films like Valley
Girl (1983) and Real Genius (1985) that championed outsider-type protagonists that refused to be part of
the statu...
Early on in her career, Martha Coolidge was destined to be a subversive alternative to John Hughes' 1980s teen comedies with films like Valley Girl (1983) and Real Genius (1985) that championed outsider-type protagonists that refused to be part of the status quo, which most movies of its ilk ...
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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 Jericho Mile
After cutting his teeth on
documentaries in the early 1970s, Michael Mann moved to Hollywood and planned
“to make it big in ninety days,” but found that “for two years I couldn’t get
arrested.” In the process of learning how to write screenplays over two ye...
After cutting his teeth on documentaries in the early 1970s, Michael Mann moved to Hollywood and planned “to make it big in ninety days,” but found that “for two years I couldn't get arrested.” In the process of learning how to write screenplays over two years, he came to the attention of the ...
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Quiz Show
In a 1985 interview Robert Redford said of his film Downhill Racer (1969): “it represented what was happening in this country—the slow realization
that you’ve been given a false legacy growing up as a kid. Namely, it wasn’t
whether you won or lost but how y...
In a 1985 interview Robert Redford said of his film Downhill Racer (1969): “it represented what was happening in this country—the slow realization that you've been given a false legacy growing up as a kid. Namely, it wasn't whether you won or lost but how you played the game.
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"If memories could be
canned, would they also have expiry dates? If so, I hope they last for
centuries." - Cop 223 Chungking
Express (1994) is a film obsessed with time. Not only are its characters
consciously aware of and thinking about time passing, but t...
Chungking Express (1994) is a film obsessed with time. Not only are its characters consciously aware of and thinking about time passing, but the film itself plays around with the slowing down and speeding up of time. The camera lingers on close-ups of clocks and the expiration date on cans of ...
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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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