Die Hard,
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Minute 008: This IS Christmas Music

October 11, 2017
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THIS WEEK’S HOSTS:
Nathan Schuckman and Jacob Kaufman
of the Stanley Kubrick Minute

Argyle is grilling McClane about his marital status while driving the limo to Nakatomi Tower.

“She had a good job,” says McClane. “Turned into a great career.” McClane takes a drag on his cigarette.

“And that meant she had to move here,” replies Argyle.

“You’re very fast, Argyle,” says McClane.

“So, why didn’t you come?” asks Argyle. McClane looks up at the looming Nakatomi Tower. He doesn’t respond.

“Well?” asks Argyle, “Why didn’t you come with her, man? What’s up?”

“Cause I’m a New York cop,” replies McClane. “I’ve got a six month backlog of New York scumbags I’m still trying to put behind bars. Can’t just pick up and go that easy.”

“In other words,” says Argyle, “you thought she wasn’t going to make it out here, and she’d come crawling back to you, so why bother to pack, right?” Argyle laughs.

TITLE: DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JAN De BONT

“Like I said, you’re very fast, Argyle,” replies McClane.

TITLE: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CHARLES GORDON

“Mind if we hear some tunes?” asks Argyle, popping a cassette into the tape deck. He cranks up the volunme. “Hey,” says Argyle, “that’ll work.”

“Don’t you got any Christmas music?” asks McClane, listening to the driving beat. The Lincoln drives up the entrance road to the Nakatomi Tower.

“This IS Christmas music!” replies Argyle.

TITLE: BASED ON THE NOVEL BY RODERICK THORP

The lyrics of Run D.M.C.’s “Christmas in Hollis begin: “It was December 24th on Hollis Ave in the dark, when I see a man chilling with his dog in the park…”

 

IN THIS MINUTE:

John McClane: Bruce Willis

Argyle: De’voreaux White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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