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Breaking Down DIE HARD's Writing Secrets

Breaking Down DIE HARD's Writing Secrets

Update: 2020-03-31
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2018 marked the thirtieth anniversary of DIE HARD—arguably one of, if not the, best action films ever made.

To celebrate this momentous occasion and the film itself, I thought it’d be cool to dig into why Die Hard works as well as it does, and how so much of that comes right down to the film’s writing.

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Read the screenplay here: http://screencraft.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/die_hard_screenplay.pdf

Read the Creative Screenwriting interview with Steven E. DeSouza here: https://creativescreenwriting.com/there-is-no-such-thing-as-an-action-movie-steven-e-de-souza-on-screenwriting/

Listen to Ryan Seacrest’s interview with Bruce Willis here: https://soundcloud.com/ryanseacrest/bruce-willis-reveals-where

Read the L.A. Taco article, including the interview with Jackson De Govia, about Fox Plaza here: http://www.lataco.com/this-is-the-century-city-skyscraper-that-became-a-leading-man-with-bruce-willis-in-die-hard-30-years-later/

Read io9’s article about visiting Fox Plaza here: https://io9.gizmodo.com/i-went-to-die-hards-nakatomi-plaza-and-not-a-single-hos-1828012587

Watch Bruce Willis at his Comedy Central roast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pspgy1hFFpk

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Breaking Down DIE HARD's Writing Secrets

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