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Die Hard: An Oral History (Kindle Single) By Brian Abrams,

  • Title: Die Hard: An Oral History (Kindle Single)
  • Author: Brian Abrams
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  • Page: 452
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In the late 1970s, long before an optimistic era of popcorn fare invaded theaters with the likes of steroidal heroes such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, a young bartender from south Jersey named Bruno had worked the service bar at Cafe Central on the Upper West Side of Manhattan Eventually, the barkeep turned actor would grace the small screen oppositeIn the late 1970s, long before an optimistic era of popcorn fare invaded theaters with the likes of steroidal heroes such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, a young bartender from south Jersey named Bruno had worked the service bar at Cafe Central on the Upper West Side of Manhattan Eventually, the barkeep turned actor would grace the small screen opposite Cybill Shepherd in the ABC series Moonlighting and, with a few turns of luck, the big screen in the unlikely role of John McClane Bruce Willis would then forever be recognized as the world s ultimate anti hero, a blue collar Everyman with the worst luck, always surrounded by terrorists taking over something or other And, in this definitive oral history of Die Hard, writers, actors, producers, and studio executives reveal behind the scenes stories, from the curious origins of the film s title, to the script s evolution from a depressing 70s character study to an optimistic Reagan era blockbuster, to the seminal negotiations between 20th Century Fox and Willis s then agent which sent his client s career into the stratosphere, to details of moguls Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver s famously tumultuous relationship while developing some of the 80s most successful franchises Brian Abrams first book, Party Like a President True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief from the Oval Office Workman Publishing , was released in February 2015 and earned attention from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, NPR, and Vanity Fair His Kindle Singles, AND NOWAn Oral History of Late Night with David Letterman, 1982 1993 and Gawker An Oral History became 1 bestsellers in 2014 and in 2015 He is editor in chief of the news and culture site Death and Taxes Magazine and lives in New York City Cover design by Adil Dara.
    Die Hard An Oral History Kindle Single In the late s long before an optimistic era of popcorn fare invaded theaters with the likes of steroidal heroes such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone a young bartender from south

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    1. Fyi, 70 pages counts as a bookI am a huge Die Hard fan, so this hit the spot There s some.we info here but it s mostly just fun to read accounts of the movie by the people who were there.

    2. An important bookAnyone who cares about movies, Christmas, Hollywood, duct tape, John Wayne, success, narrative constructs, harmonicas, Alan Rickman, bearer bonds, Shane Black, Mr Takagi, tanks and Reginald Veljohnson who plays a major role in this tale , MUST read this book It s an unexpected gift for friends and Germans alike.

    3. Mostly about the lead up to Die Hard rather than making the movieHere are the portions of this book spent on various events related to the movie Die Hard The first 3 5 is on how the movie was conceived and planned Then the next 1 5 is about the actual filming The remainder is about the aftermath and impact I would like to have had of the middle section and less of the preliminaries That said, I did enjoy the Inside Hollywood nature of these shared memories, and the oral history format suits its [...]

    4. I love Die Hard so I was looking forward to this, but I wish there was of it I understand it s a Kindle single, but I would love to read a full length version of this with depth and detail I also wish that after the initial introduction of people, subsequent attributions still included who they were It also would have been helpful to identify actors by who they played somewhere other than the appendix There were some cool tidbits of info and I don t regret reading it or anything, but it felt v [...]

    5. Tiene una de las co as m s divertidas que he le do en toda mi vida sobre los putos productores resabidillos Co a divertida REAL.

    6. Typical film anecdotesNothing new here, but worth a read for fans of the film or with an interest in stories around film making.

    7. I finished a short book entitled Die Hard An Oral History, by Brian Abrams, which was essentially a mix of personal anecdotes about Bruce Willis career, his stint on the television series Moonlighting, and into the surprise success of the Die Hard movies The book addressed the various personalities involved in taking a risk on the then unknown actor, and book Nothing Lasts Forever that Die Hard is based on I enjoyed the book very much, it was a light read, and it was a nice break from my current [...]

    8. Welcome to the party, pal Die Hard is probably my all time favorite movie The sequels don t really compare and few if any other movies hold up like it for sheer fun every time I watch it So, when I saw this book, I knew I had to read it and I am glad I did Very interesting insights and behind the scene glimpses at the machinations of the filming of this iconic classic If you love the movie, get this book It s like 70 pages of extra features.

    9. This 71 page ebook on the making of Die Hard has a lot of good behind the scenes stuff on the build up to the movie, particularly the casting of Bruce Willis The book seemed to end abruptly after the film s release, and it could have used a couple marquee contributors Still a fun and easy read though.

    10. I like the editorial free nature of this book There are lots of conflicting stories, and there s tons of eighties machismo throughout Pretty fun read, but no real stand out stories Made me interested in seeking out an oral history of Moonlighting, mostly.

    11. A Star is BornDig a classic action franchise This gives some background details on how Did Hard launched Bruce Willis into stardom while changing the game on action movies Great history from the people who lived it Plus, William Atherton appears here,which is always a treat.

    12. A fun, if a little too brief and thinly detailed, behind the scenes look into the making of one of my favorite films.

    13. Some nice insights into how a movie like Die Hard gets made However, it felt unfinished without Bruce Willis.

    14. Lots and lots of stuff about how Die Hard ended being the movie we all know Also, a very interesting insight about making a movie in the late 80s.

    15. Good not long enough Could have been , and of course, no Bruce Willis Although I am sure he probably refused to participate.

    16. It s full of a lot of useless information but I don t think I can ever have too much knowledge on Die Hard.

    17. A must read for those who love the film I found the comments about the producers Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver , and how they operated, particularly interesting.

    18. Excellent The only thing that would ve make it even better, was if the author had interviewed Bruce Willis Lots of fun things to find out about one of the coolest movies ever

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