DIE HARD Casting Draft - Sign Up and Discussion Thread - Page 14
Good tutorial on how to make one of those DIE HARD Xmas ornament:
Okay, I think I have these figured out:
Version I'd Most Want to See: Either jhp or Bailey
Best McClane: Oscar Isaac
Best Gruber: Cate Blanchett
Best Holly: Marisa Tomei
Best Al: Lil Rey Howery
Best Argyle: Tony Revolori
Best Ellis: Sam Rockwell
Best Thornburg: Nathan Fillion
Best Robinson: Richard Jenkins
Best Theo: Yasiin Bey
Best Takagi: Joan Chen
Best Karl: Jason Momoa
Best Johnson: Dwayne Johnson
Best Johnson (no, the other one): Don Johnson
Best Fists with Toes Guy: Werner Herzog
Son of a Bitch Stole My Line Award: Craig Robinson as Sgt. Al Powell
It's not a bad draft by any stretch, but I'm a little disappointed Anakin's Dad didn't follow the gender swap all the way through.
Almost. Glenn Close was going to be my Deputy Chief, but I had so much trouble with Thornberg (kept picturing women getting punched by JGL and that was rough) that I just kept a few as their original genders.
Edited by Anakin's Dad - 12/11/17 at 12:44pm
You did a first rate job, both as a drafter and as a contributor. There were a few other new participants in this draft as well, and it was good to have all of you. It's nice to see 'new blood' join us veterans, so I hope that you'll all continue to join in on these stupid little time wasters going forward.
Last night, DIe Hard got another spin. Because it was Christmas Eve and of course it did.
It's simply incredible how well that film holds up even on what must be rewatches that stretch into multiple tens. My wife thought she'd found a hole in that perfect script - why couldn't the guard tell John where Holly was if he knew everyone left in the building was on the thirtieth floor before John looked her up for the film to tell us she was using her maiden name? Took me a minute. The guard didn't know she was in the building until John found her on the computer. Then he could say of course that's where she was. Still no holes.
Although Argylle is almost pointless, the actor and every other supporting cast member elevates their role. Rickman is a genius. Magnificent film.
See. No plot holes. even the link in that article to a discussion of "plot holes" doesn't have any plot holes. There are none.
I put McClane's suspicion of Hans down to the fact Hans was not a terribly convincing liar.
That's just a plot misdirect. There is a board with a bunch of staff members on it (for everyone in the entire buildling, on the roof? n'mind). Hans gives a name that's on the board. It's just to make the viewer think that McClane is fooled when he either knows or is suspicious the whole time.
There's no real smoking gun to indicate why he was not fooled (like the watch or the cigarettes or other theories), but Hans' story is pretty dubious anyway.
I thought it was more to make sure McClane was legitimately there to see someone in the building and not some yahoo looking to make trouble. Like, if someone came up to me when I was working in the park and said they lost their wallet, I wouldn't say, "Oh, are you John Smith?" I'd have them give me the name first. The guard's doing the same thing: "You show me you for real know someone in the building and I'll let you up."
Of course, McClane could just enter anything and grab a name off the directory like Hans did...
Plus the fact that McClane knows the hell he went through to get up on that roof. No way is some rando in a suit getting up there as well.