Thursday, December 06, 2018

favorite movie #101 - holiday edition: die hard

Favorite movies that have had an impact on me - #101 - Die Hard (1988) - Yes, Die Hard is a holiday film. An extremely violent holiday film, but a holiday film nonetheless.

Bruce Willis became a superstar as he crawled and shot his way through Nakatomi Plaza, desperately trying to save his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) from a gang of Euro-criminals led by the exquisitely awful Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). Holiday music like "Winter Wonderland","Christmas in Hollis", and "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" pepper the film in between shoot-outs.

But most memorable are Bruce Willis's endless quips as he dodges bullets and assassin Alexander Godunov — especially while hiding in the classic film trope air vent: "Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs ... "

"Welcome to the party, pal ... "
Hans ... bubby ...


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