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A. Offering a well-rounded look at everyone’s favorite action flick
II. Is Die Hard a legit Christmas movie? [00:04:10]
III. Why Is Die Hard So Beloved? [00:09:30]
A. Entertainment, Wish Fulfillment
B. Strong Performances by Willis & Rickman
C. Witty Dialogue
D. Action with A Sensitive Side
E. Story Is An Example of The Hero’s Journey Working
F. Not Everyone Loved It
IV. Does It Hold Up 30 Years Later? [00:27:08]
A. 1980s Time Capsule
B. Tone Is Weird As Hell
C. Characters Are Purposefully Stupid
D. Tries To Be A-Political
E. Fears of Globalization
F. Plot/character motivations fall apart when you look at it too hard
H. And yet… does it hold up?
V. Influences & References [00:41:37]
A. European Cinematography, Editing
VI. Mini Segments [00:43:35]
A. Die Hard Trivia
B. NJAM Sees It
- Horace and Pete
- The Affair
- The Shallows
- The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
- Chris Farley Show guest was Jeff Daniels, not Paul McCartney
- The Bedroom Killer in Ruthless People was played by J.E. Freeman, not Robert Davi
- There are only 4 Die Hard Sequels
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The music found in this episode was written and performed by the talented Jesse James.
This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi.