Zach on Film: Die Hard (1988)

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This week, Zach utters a Yippee ki-yay as he sits down to watch a building blow up, learn about parallel storytelling, and wonder why 1988′s Die Hard inspired so many film makers.


Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steve de Souza and Jeb Stuart, based on the 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp. Die Hard follows off-duty New York City Police Department officer John McClane (Bruce Willis) as he takes on a group of highly organized criminals led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), who perform a heist in a Los Angeles skyscraper under the guise of a terrorist attack using hostages, including McClane’s wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), to keep the police at bay.


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