15 facts about the cult film "Die Hard"
• 15 facts about the cult film "Die Hard"
July 15, 1988 in the world rolling out the film directed by John McTiernan, "Die Hard" (currently English name - Die Hard). This picture, taken from a book of the American detective writer Roderick Thorp's "Nothing Lasts Forever", marked the beginning of a series of five films. The main role of the police officer John McClane has played an incomparable Bruce Willis, and it is considered one of the best in the career of the actor.
To exit the picture anniversary present a selection of interesting facts about this cult film, a favorite with many since childhood.
Originally the film was intended as a continuation of the hit "Commando" with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role. But Iron Arnie turned down the role, and the script had to be completely recycled. Actually, Bruce Willis was the fifth actor applying for this role. In addition to Schwarzenegger, the lead role of considering the candidature of Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds then, then Richard Gere. As a result, Willis chose. Bruce took on this role despite the fact that he had never played in action movies. The filmmakers simply decided that he will bring humor and ease in response to this serious male role.
The film "Die Hard" was very successful commercially. To create a film it has been spent 28 million dollars, and the world's fees amounted to 138 million dollars.
In Russia, the name "Die Hard" was assigned to the film immediately. The film can be found under names such as "Indestructible," "Die hard, but worthy" and "Rested". The original title of the film - Die Hard, which literally translates as "resist to the end", or "be persistent".
In one of the fragments of the film can be heard the phrase that John McClane "might be a good bartender." Before the beginning of an acting career, Bruce Willis really worked as a bartender.
In the original film version of the terrorists come from Germany. In this case, the phrase in German, in which they express themselves, sometimes wrong in terms of grammar and meaningless. In the German version of the film come from terrorists is not from Germany. Their names have been changed to the traditional German on British: Hans became Jack, Carl - Charlie, Heinrich - Henry. The name and purpose of the terrorist group have been changed - they became radicalized Irish activists, separated from the main organization, and the taking of hostages not to prosecute any purpose, and for profit.
In all parts of the movie you can hear the phrase "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker!" ( "Yo-ho-ho, you bastard!"). This phrase was named 96th in the list of the 100 greatest cine-phrases for Premiere magazine in 2007.
The film "Die Hard" was filmed in the evening and at night, as Bruce Willis at the same time was involved in the filming of the TV series "Detective Agency" Moonlight "," shooting which took place in the morning.
In the book, the main character of Roderick Thorp's rescue from his daughter criminals. In the film - his wife. On the role of his wife, he advised Willis Bonnie Bedelia.
John McTiernan deliberately did not show the face of Hans Gruber close-up, when the fires of any weapons, because Alan Rickman constantly trembled with each shot, which of course, does not jibe with the image of a hard and ruthless terrorist.
for the film used a building owned by the film company 20th Century Fox, called Fox Plaza. It was built only a few months before shooting the picture. It is noteworthy that after the film and currently every photo and video is prohibited inside the building.
The official poster for the motion picture was not a single mention of Bruce Willis and his image. Only a huge building. The producers did not specifically put on the posters of the actor's face, so as not to scare off antifanatov Bruce viewing. After it became clear that the film went to box office success, and there were posters with the image of the actor.
The scene in which McClain falls in the elevator shaft, was the result of a failed stunt. Initially, the stuntman had to grab the first vent opening. However, the filmmakers left the frame, mount it to the frame where McClain grabs the next vent opening, arguing that it would look more exciting.
The Spanish title of the film - "Crystal jungle ', Polish -' Glass Trap '. The Hungarian name of the film - "Give your life more expensive," the sequel to the title - "Your life is even more expensive," trikvela - "Life is always the way."
The film "Die Hard" was nominated for four "Oscar", but no one has not received statuettes. However, this picture has won several other prestigious awards: BMI Film & TV Awards ( "Best Film"), as well as the Blue Ribbon Awards and the prize of the Japanese Academy Award (for Best Foreign Language Film).