Die Hard,
20 MINS

Minute 007: CD, CB, TV, Telephone

October 10, 2017
MP3

THIS WEEK’S HOSTS:
Nathan Schuckman and Jacob Kaufman
of the Stanley Kubrick Minute

John McClane is talking to the limo driver, Argyle, at the exit to LAX.

“What do we do now?” asks McClane.

“I was, uh, hoping you could tell me,” replies Argyle, removing his sunglasses. “This is my first time driving a limo.”

“Ah, that’s okay,” says McClane, “It’s my first time riding in one.”

The scene shifts to a view from the front of the Lincoln Continental limo, driving along Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles. Argyle is driving and McClane is sitting in the front passenger seat.

“Relax,” says Argyle, “We’ve got everything in this mug, man! Look at this: CD, CB, TV, telephone, full bar, VHS… If your friend’s hot to trot,” Argyle points at the teddy bear in the rear-view mirror, parked in the back seat, “I know a few mama bears we can hook up with!” Argyle pauses, and looks at McClane. “Or is he married?” he asks.

“He’s married,” says McClane.

TITLE: FILM EDITORS FRANK J. URIOSTE, A.C.E and JOHN F. LINK

“Okay,” says Argyle. He removes a fast-food bag from the dashboard and tosses it behind them. “Oh, sorry about that – – it’s the girl’s day off.”

TITLE: PRODUCTION DESIGNER JACKSON DeGOVIA

“I didn’t know you were going to sit up front,” says Argyle. “So, does your lady live out here?”

“About the past six months,” replies McClane. He puts a cigarette in his mouth.

“Meaning you still live in New York,” says Argyle, more a statement than a question.

McClane lights his cigarette. “Do you always ask this many questions, Argyle?” says McClane. The tall Nakatomi Tower appears in the distance, in exactly the same location as Century City Plaza is on the Avenue of the Stars.

Argyle laughs. “Sorry, man,” he says, “I used to drive a cab, and people would expect a little chit-chat. So — you divorced?”

“Just drive the car, man,” says McClane.

“C’mon,” says Argyle, “You divorced, separated? She beat you up?”

 

IN THIS MINUTE:

John McClane: Bruce Willis

Argyle: De’voreaux White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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