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Ink to Film

Dec 7, 2017

The guys finish out the second half of book that inspired Die Hard, Roderick Thorp’s 1979 novel, Nothing Lasts Forever. Just how different is it? Well, dramatically different, in some ways, and Luke and James weigh the changes that the movie made compared to the source material. Topics include: Joe’s growing numbness toward killing, the relationship between Joe and Al, old men being grumpy about the young people today, and then the guys have a good laugh about a particular turn of phrase unique to the novel. They go on to discuss the viability of the firehose-jump-off-the-roof plan, wonder why the cops continue not to believe Al, and finally discuss two HUGE departures from the movie and theorize about why Thorp might have chosen to write the novel the way he did.




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