Thursday, April 4, 2013

D is for Die Hard


Die Hard is currently #1 on my flickchart list.

I actually did not see the first Die Hard for a very long time.  It was released the summer after I graduated high school before starting college.  A large group of friends had decided we would go see it.  I was a HUGE Moonlighting fan but for some reason, I couldn't make the night in question and was put out that no one would consider changing the date!

I only recently purchased this on DVD.  I have owned a deluxe boxed set of VHS versions of the first three movies for so long.  I do wonder if this is REALLY my number one movie or if it would be dethroned by a day of flickchart ranking!!

I think it is interesting how the "Die Hard on a ..." premise is still so strong to this day.  One review I read for Olympus Has Fallen referred to is as "Die Hard in The White House"!


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12 comments:

  1. Yeah, we love all the Die Hards! I never watched Moonlighting but I did buy Bruce Willis' album in cassette form! Here is some info from Wikipedia about it:
    The Return of Bruno is the debut album by actor Bruce Willis. Released by Motown in 1987, this album is an eclectic gathering of R&B music sung by Willis, with backing musicians including Booker T. Jones, Ruth Pointer and The Temptations. jean yates from A to Z

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    1. There are parts of Bruno's singing career that I actually enjoy!

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  2. Yes! One of my favorite movies. I saw it first in London with a friend who'd already seen it. I still remember him telling me to stay put, it wasn't quite over. Great ending, great movie. It stands the test of time.

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    1. I think it is time to share this with my oldest child....

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  3. That's the real trick of flickchart. Although you'd have to be as obsessive as me to notice that its results aren't always what they should be.

    Someone ought to do Die Hard On a Dude's Receding Hairline. Like Being John Malkovich, only more awesome.

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    1. Every once in awhile, I will find myself in the middle to last 2/3 of my flickchart and find "errors" that I must obsessively fix for the next two hours! The top fifty or so seem to stay put, though.

      Either way, YOU remain my flickchart hero!!

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  4. Love Die Hard!

    I heard it said that when movies of this sort were pitched in Hollywood, they were always pitched as "Die Hard in a..."

    The practice stopped when someone pitched "Die Hard in a sky rise."

    :-D

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  5. "Die Hard" was just mentioned in the news today...Director John Mctiernan surrendered to authorities after lying to federal agents!

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  6. Big Die Hard fan, although I did skip number five in the theater.

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    1. As did I, but mostly because of time constraints! I saw 4 in an empty theater when it came out! The PG-13 version was painful!

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