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The Many Classic Productions of Lawrence Bender

Many film producers never gain recognition for what they do in Hollywood. Lawrence Bender is different. He has cemented himself forever in Hollywood due to the long list of classic films produced by Bender. Just a few of the incredible films produced by Lawrence Bender are Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction.

Bender didn’t always have the intention of becoming a film producer. His parents were both teachers, but Lawrence Bender decided to learn from his grandfather and become a civil engineer. He even obtained a degree in civil engineering from the University of Maine, but, finding a passion for dance in college, he would never put his degree to use.

Before becoming involved in the film industry, Bender was a professional dance before facing a career ending injury.

Bender’s official entry into the film industry came in the early 80s, as he worked on the set of Tales from the Darkside. The first film produced by Bender was a typical slasher film called Intruder, but, in 1992, with the release of Reservoir Dogs, Lawrence Bender finally became a force to be reckoned with. Partnered with Quentin Tarantino, who directed Reservoir Dogs, Lawrence Bender created many classic movies in American film.

One such classic movie is Pulp Fiction. Like a lot of Tarantino’s work, Pulp Fiction is played out of order. The chronological order of events may be mixed up, but the movie is very easy to follow. Due to the way the movie is shown, a major character is able to be killed off without taking him out of the narrative completely.

Pulp Fiction is centered around several individuals from different walks of life. A boxer, the wife of a criminal, and two hit-men make up the ensemble of characters in the movie.