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Ink to Film

Dec 14, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! ‘Tis the season to watch Die Hard and the guys have a lot to say about John McTiernan’s 1988 action classic, especially now that they’ve read the source material. Topics include: details about the director’s legal troubles, the potential gender and racial issues in the movie, the characterization of the terrorists, and Alan Rickman’s iconic performance. Luke raises the question: why do audiences like John McClane? They discuss, then move on to the police’s ineptitude, the references made to other films in the movie, and whether or not Karl could actually be alive at the end. They finish out by discussing some potential overarching themes, both intended and unintended.




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