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So I am watching Die Hard for the eleventy millionth time and one thing that I love in this movie is the sound effect for the Steyr AUG. Not for any realism just for how weighty and meaty it sounds. It’s got a great deep base note that really cinematically differentiates it from the MP5’s.
It’s just something I notice every time and I dig it.
"Guns are tools. The only weapon ever created was man."
Not a christmas movie.
Side story. My daughter had her boyfriend over for dinner on sat. 15 year olds. We watched die hard as a christmas movie.
My wife signed up for "seasons beatings" regional roller derby bout. She is qbsolutely clueless to popular culture. It just rolls off her completely. She was put on the 'Hans Gruber' team for the more advanced bout.
"Yidn, shreibt un fershreibt"
"The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind."
|Still finding my way|
You're dead to me.
|Membership has its privileges|
Best Christmas movie ever..............after Bad Santa.
Niech Zyje P-220
NOT COOL MAN. NOT COOL.
A Perpetual Disappointment...
I can prove it though.
best Christmas movie ever
Proverbs 27:17 - As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
|Unapologetic Old |
It is a Christmas movie
- "This town reminds me of something in the bible."
- "Which part?"
- "The part right before god gets angry"
|Still finding my way|
You could resurrect Alan Rickman and have him put a P7 to my head and count to three but I'd still say that Die Hard IS in fact a Christmas movie.
|Honor and Integrity|
Die hard, not a Christmas movie. Them there are fight'n words.
|Legalize the Constitution|
Last night I watched Holiday Affair, a movie I had recorded a couple days ago on TCM. Quick aside, I thought it was great, Robert Mitchum (as a REALLY nice guy), Janet Leigh, and Wendall Corey.
Ben Mankiewitz provided an introduction and a close-out at the end. His guest was author, Jeremy Arnold, who just released a book called “Christmas at the Movies,” and Holiday Affair was one of the 30 Christmas movies he reviewed. Mankiewitz and Arnold had a great discussion on the Die Hard question. The author gave several good reasons as to why it is indeed a Christmas movie, including family coming together, rehab of family relations, the necessity of Christmastime to create the situation, and one or two other reasons. Mankiewitz absolutely agreed. It IS a Christmas movie.
When you’re happy, you enjoy the music.
When you’re sad, you understand the lyrics.
- George Jones
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|Frangas non Flectes|
I haven't watched Die Hard in forever. Lethal Weapon is also a Christmas movie. Change my mind.
|Evil Asian Member|
Die Hard and Lethal Weapon are Christmas movies! If they're not, then that would mean Die Hard 2 - Die Harder isn't a Christmas movie!
Or The Last Boy Scout!
Or The Long Kiss Goodnight!
Or Kiss Kiss Bang Bang!
Or Running Scared (1986)!
Or In Bruges!
Or Batman Returns!
And that would be insane to comprehend! INSANE!!!
|A Grateful American|
"the meaning of life, is to give life meaning" ✡ I could explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
Even the liberals at NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast say Die Hard is a Christmas movie and one of the best (or the best depending on commentator) Christmas movies.
Of course, it clearly is THE BEST Christmas movie, but I'm willing to suffer the fools who think its awesome but not the best Christmas movie.
But those who think Die Hard is not a Christmas movie are clearly trolls and should be sent to the dungeon where trolls belong.
"Ultima Ratio Regum"
Life Member NRA
Member Washington Arms Collectors
The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. 'Make it evil,' he'd been told. 'Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.'
|Evil Asian Member|
One thing I've noticed about current gun sounds in modern action/thriller movies is that, I guess, in an effort to sound more realistic and "hip," they tend to sound very flat and generic, like uncharacteristic "pops." Remember the old days when sound designers would have fun such as mixing in a panther roar to make the Dirty Harry Magnum blast sound? People marvel over the crazy gun-fu in a film like John Wick, but I think that those films have some of the dullest sounding gunshot sounds. It sounds like someone punching a paper bag filled with air.
In modern films, I did like the gunshot sounds from Michael Bay's 13 Hours. The blast from M4s echoing through the streets of Benghazi is intense! Also, the rifle fire sound echoing through the mountains in Peter Berg's Lone Survivor was very impressive, especially with surround sound.
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