Anna and the King is a beautiful and smart decorated story of Anna Leonowen. It highlights the activities that took place during her teaching years. King Mongkut hired Anna as a teacher to the Siam royal family to teach Western science and English to his eldest son.
Anna arrived in Bangkok in 1862 with her convictions in place, and parasol held high. She was shocked to learn that the king had 26 wives, numerous concubines, 53 children, and slaves. The tutor realized that the Siam ways had little to do with the Territory and the King was not willing to change the situation. King Mongkut feared that the Marauding death troops from Burma were due to encroaching British colonials.
Andy Tennant, the director, transforms the oft-told tale into an explicit imperialism critique. The final misfortune of Tuptim, concubine, is due to the uncomprehending English interference of Anna and not Siamese brutality. King Mongkut cuts a romantic figure, and Anna turns her humorless demeanor, into an asset.
About Lawrence Bender
Lawrence Bender was born to a Jewish family in 1957 in New York. He is a renowned film producer who rose to fame in 1992 after producing Reservoir Dogs. Bender has produced some Quentin Tarantino films, TV shows, and documentaries. He has won awards and three nominations to the Academy Awards for Best Picture.
- Lawrence Bender took a civil engineering course while in high school just like his grandfather. He attended The University of Maine in 1979 and majored in Civil Engineering. Bender started dancing and followed the passion for some years before joining Tales from the Darkside, a syndicated anthology series.
Lawrence Bender has produced films like Anna and the King, A Price Above Rubies, Jackie Brown, Killing Zoe, Pulp Fiction, and Intruder. The producer also created more movies In the early 2000s such as The Mexican, Knockaround Guys, and Innocent Voices. Lawrence Bender has published articles at The Huffington Post. His Inglourious Basterds film made it to the Best Picture Academy Award. It was announced in 2017 that Lawrence Bender would be producing The Widow. Climate lovers know the talented producer for his efforts in An Inconvenient Truth. It was the best documentary in 2006 and won the Academy Award.