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My name is John LaRue, and I am a graphic designer/production editor/print purchaser/data visualization geek. In my spare time, I like to watch a boatload of movies and television, and write about all of it here. I live in St. Louis, Missouri, which is the provel cheese capital of the world. That’s primarily because nobody else in their right mind throughout the world would eat the stuff.
The only way to answer “Where are you from?” is by saying that I was raised mostly in Madison, Wisconsin, by my Missouri-native parents. And that means that I have very strong roots both in Madison, Wisconsin and also throughout the state of Missouri. I have previously worked for five years in professional baseball–two of those as an intern–as a Media Relations Director. It goes without saying that I’m also a huge baseball geek and diehard fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
At TDYLF, I have recently shifted my focus to data visualization (infographics!) and general design. If you’ll pardon an obnoxious listing of my achievements, my work here has been featured on io9, Grantland, movies.com, Wired, Slate.com, /Film, and the Toronto Star. I was also featured on the now-defunct IMDb Hit List 21 times. My work has been published in I Love Charts: The Book and The Best American Infographics 2013.
I also cover movies, TV, and try to make readers laugh as much as I can. Ingmar Bergman and Buster Keaton are my yin and yang. I also enjoy French films (nearly every aspect of them), horror films, premium cable TV (especially Breaking Bad), Edgar Wright, Martin Scorsese, Louis Malle, the Czech New Wave, John Huston, Billy Wilder, Martin Scorsese, Akira Kurosawa, Preston Sturges, Alfred Hitchcock, Joel and Ethan Coen, Mel Brooks, François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Fritz Lang, Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger, Sam Peckinpah, Jacques Tati, Quentin Tarantino… this list could continue forever. I like a lot of filmmakers and TV shows.
If you’re looking for a few places to start, I suggest you begin with these: