Kill Bill Production Elevates Lawrence Bender to Mainstream Success Status

Uma Thurman awakes after four years of being in a coma, the result of a botched assassination attempt by her estranged liasance Bill and is driven by one purpose, “Kill Bill.”

Thurman, whose anonymous character is referred to only as “The Bride” was carrying Bill’s child and adorned in a bridal gown on the day of her intended wedding to Bill, when she was struck down.

Bill played by David Carradine, the former star of the 1970‘s television drama Kung Fu, is one despicable hombre.

Leader of a ring of multi cultural female assassins, Carradine’s team is both elite and dreaded.

After Thurman’s exit from the hospital she begins to track down Bill, who has assembled his assassins into a lethal network of anti-Thurman foes, with the complementary mindset, Kill The Bride.

As Thurman eliminates her former co assassins, their intriguing specialties and backgrounds build and elevate the characters into almost mythological and nearly immortal personas.

In a plot twist that sheds light on the story’s setting, it is eventually revealed that Thurman was perhaps the most deadly member of Bill’s female crew, adding to and explaining the animosity she experiences from the other female executioners.

Personally selected to be trained by the legendary Hattori Hanzo, the master swordsmith played by martial arts director and actor Sonny Chiba, The Bride endures the most unimaginably harsh and cruel training that solidify her into quite possibly the toughest woman in the history of Chinese sword fighting.

A journey filled with witty dialog, well choreographed fights and a suspenseful assortment of mouse exterminates cat surprises, Thurman finally arrives at her destination, face to face with Bill.

Bill has a major surprise of his own for The Bride, however. It seems that the child which Thurman thought she had lost is both alive and in Bill’s care.

The installment referred to as Kill Bill Vol. 1 ends on a cliff hanger.

Producer Lawrence Bender has again worked with equally talented independent film director Quentin Tarantino to create a production that is both unique, well cast with Hollywood Legends and leaves the audience wanting more.

In fact, Kill Bill Vol. 1 was slated to be coreleased with Kill Bill Vol. 2, but it was felt that the more than 4 hours required to view the films would be too time prohibitive for a mainstream audience.

Kill Bill Vol 1 runs for an 111 minutes of pure entertainment. Adding another independent film success to Lawrence Bender’s credits, its $30 million budget returned nearly $181 million at the box office.

Lawrence Bender

Lawrence Bender graduated from the University of Maine, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

A native of the east coast, he was born and raised in Bronx, New York.

Bender’s wide variety of talents have earned him several awards in the film industry, including three Academy Award nominations for Best Picture.

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Academy of Art University vs The Competition

Schools, colleges and university are very competitive in nature just like any other sector of business. In a sense, everyone has a knack for wanting to be the best, but a lot of hard work, perseverance and dedication is needed to obtain greatness in most cases. The Academy of Art University fits the bill perfectly as it personifies this notion brilliantly. One of the best ways that this school shows its stuff is by participating in the prestigious New York Fashion Week. This annual-spectacle is one of the most fascinating events in history and the Academy of Art University has been participating since 2005.

Each clothing line will get up to 15 minutes of showcase time. Deadlines must be met and painstaking labor is all part of the game. This academy has launched the careers for many of its students and this year was no different. With industry-insiders and famous celebrities in the crowd, the Academy of Art University put on a thrilling show with its fashion lines. These fashion lines just so happened to cover menswear and womenswear. Among the two lines, there was one solid collaboration. It doesn’t get much better than this. The next generation of creativity is being inspired by todays students and professionals. Silhouettes, craftsmanship techniques and a plethora of ideas come crashing together for the public’s enjoyment.

This academy is located on prime real estate in the heart of San Francisco. It’s like being in an oasis that’s actually inside of a concrete jungle. Since 1929, this school has produced a number of talented individuals. As of today, there are new MA and MFA programs on-deck. Some of the past alumni have been nominated in Oscar-related films and that speaks volumes. Other nominated films include The Jungle Book, Hacksaw Ridge and Doctor Strange.

Doug Levitt: Master Mind behind The Greyhound Diaries

The youngest child of David and Carol Schwartz, Doug Levitt graduated from Woodrow Wilson high school in Washington D.C. Unfortunately, when Levitt was 16, his father committed suicide which was an instrumentalist in his dream of becoming an artist. Later, he attended Cornell University and eventually received a Fulbright Scholarship to earn his masters in International Relations at The London School of Economics.

While Levitt was studying in London, he was a foreign correspondent where he dispatched flu-flung locales to several countries for ABC and NBC. He was also a host of The Common, a live music show. Later he switched his fields and became singer-songwriter. Afterwards, Levitt moved to Nashville and worked with well-known producer of Americana, David Henry. Together, they began collaborating on projects and birth of The Greyhound Diaries came to be.

About 10 years or 100,000 miles ago, Doug Levitt started riding Greyhound buses around America with the purpose of gathering stories, songs, pictures and memories of those who travel by bus in the nation. In songs from the Greyhound Diaries, Levitt blends Americana with soul and gospel instilled at a young age in school choirs. The soundtrack features a moving personal journey through America. As we was inspired by WPA-era programs that drew a portrait of America at an historic time, Doug Levitt’s work has been displayed in several outlets including CNN and MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Billboard, Fox News and Reuters. He has also performed for veterans at Walter Reed Army hospital and homeless shelters.

Based on the recognition that the Greyhound Diaries have received, it is evident that it is a great piece of work. When Levitt visited the Today’s Show, he mentions that the his ongoing Greyhound Diaries project is also the basis of his EP recordings as well as his web series. Overall, the Greyhound Diaries uses music as a way to share the journey of other struggling travelers.