The Resource Die hard, 20th Century Fox ; a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production ; a John McTiernan film ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza ; produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver ; directed by John McTiernan

Die hard, 20th Century Fox ; a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production ; a John McTiernan film ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza ; produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver ; directed by John McTiernan

Label
Die hard
Title
Die hard
Statement of responsibility
20th Century Fox ; a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production ; a John McTiernan film ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza ; produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver ; directed by John McTiernan
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
New York detective John McClane has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his family. As he waits for his estranged wife's office Christmas party to break up, German terrorists occupy the building, and McClane wages a one-man war to stop them
Member of
Awards note
Added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 2017.
Cataloging source
IHI
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Die hard (Motion picture)
  • Die hard (Motion picture)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/composerexpression
51TdiaDILZI
Credits note
Director of photographpy, Jan De Bont ; film editors, Frank J. Urioste and John F. Link ; music by Michael Kamen
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
Soundtrack in English or French with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
  • PS3570.H67
  • PN1995.9.D4
  • PN1997
LC item number
  • N6222 2013
  • D54 2013
  • .D5411 2013
PerformerNote
Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald Veljohnson, William Atherton, Paul Gleason, Hart Bochner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1936-
  • 1955-
  • 1946-
  • 1949-1995
  • 1952-
  • 1939-2006
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McTiernan, John
  • Gordon, Lawrence
  • Silver, Joel
  • Stuart, Jeb
  • De Souza, Steve
  • Bont, Jan de
  • Kamen, Michael
  • Urioste, Frank
  • Link, John F.
  • Willis, Bruce
  • Rickman, Alan
  • Bedelia, Bonnie
  • Godunov, Alexander
  • Veljohnson, Reginald
  • Atherton, William
  • Gleason, Paul
  • Bochner, Hart
  • Thorp, Roderick
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Gordon Company
  • Silver Pictures
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
132
Series statement
Spotlight series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thorp, Roderick
  • McClane, John (Fictitious character)
  • Terrorists
  • Hostages
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Terrorism
  • McClane, John (Personnage fictif)
  • Inspecteurs de police
  • Voleurs
  • Terroristes
  • Otages
  • Films policiers
  • Films d'aventures
  • Longs métrages
  • Adaptations cinématographiques
  • Films de fiction
  • Films pour handicapés auditifs
  • Terrorismo
  • Rehenes
  • Policía
  • Thorp, Roderick
  • Hostages
  • McClane, John (Fictitious character)
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorists
  • California
  • Terrorists
  • Hostages
  • Detectives
  • Heroes and heroines
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Terrorists
  • Hostages
  • Detectives
  • Heroes and heroines
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Die hard, 20th Century Fox ; a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production ; a John McTiernan film ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza ; produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver ; directed by John McTiernan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988
  • Based on the novel "Nothing lasts forever" by Roderick Thorp
  • Special features include: Commentary by director John McTiernan and production designer Jackson DeGovia; scene-specific commentary by special effects supervisor Richard Edlund; subtitle commentary by various cast and crew; branching version with the extended power shutdown scene cut back in
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[Disc 1]: Die hard / Twentieth Century Fox presents a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production ; a John McTiernan film ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. De Souza ; produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver ; directed by John McTiernan (132 min.)
Control code
ocn154217744
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Widescreen edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (132 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543440864
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2244082
  • 2283766
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen 2.35:1 ; Dolby Digital or DTS 5.1, Dolby surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Die hard, 20th Century Fox ; a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production ; a John McTiernan film ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza ; produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver ; directed by John McTiernan
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988
  • Based on the novel "Nothing lasts forever" by Roderick Thorp
  • Special features include: Commentary by director John McTiernan and production designer Jackson DeGovia; scene-specific commentary by special effects supervisor Richard Edlund; subtitle commentary by various cast and crew; branching version with the extended power shutdown scene cut back in
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[Disc 1]: Die hard / Twentieth Century Fox presents a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production ; a John McTiernan film ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. De Souza ; produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver ; directed by John McTiernan (132 min.)
Control code
ocn154217744
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Widescreen edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (132 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543440864
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2244082
  • 2283766
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen 2.35:1 ; Dolby Digital or DTS 5.1, Dolby surround
Video recording format
DVD

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