Die Hard

Below you will find written and video materials to supplement your experience with this film. Be aware that some essays and video essays may contain spoilers.

Critical Essays

Die Hard: 5 Reasons It’s The Greatest Action Movie Ever Made (Screen Rant)

Story Structure Analysis: Die Hard (6 Act Structure)

Die Hard movie review & film summary (Roger Ebert)

Die Hard humanized (and perfected) the action movie (AV Club)

Die Hard: Deconstructing 1980s Onscreen Masculinity (Film Archive)

Why Hans Gruber Remains the Greatest Action Movie Villain of All Time (Den of Geek)

7 Things That Don’t Make Sense About Die Hard (Cinema Blend)

Contextual Reading

Action Movies | The SilverScreen Analysis

Hollywood Action Hero – TV Tropes

Fox Plaza – The Architectural Star of ‘Die Hard’

Keane, Stephen. Disaster Movies: The Cinema of Catastrophe

Videos

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