Listening to one of my favorite podcasts last week, 99 Percent Invisible , I stumbled across an episode regarding New York City Water Tunnel No. 3 , entitled Sandhogs. It's a short listen about the men and women who have been working on the project over the past few decades.
You can read about it and listen here
The show gives a brief shout out to Die Hard with a Vengeance , which piqued my interest. However, it is primarily about the lives of the individuals working on the tunnels. It is still a solid program and gives a little backstory about the significance of the project and the inherent dangers.
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The prolific action hero turns 60 this Saturday and we’re gonna celebrate like it’s Christmas Eve, 1988, but before any terrorists arrived.
Since Die Hard first graced the silver screen, the Berlin Wall has fallen, the cold war ended, the internet exploded, OJ Simpson went to jail, the Red Sox won their first World Series since 1918, reality tv became a thing and Apple made a cellphone. Much has changed since McClane first ran shoeless through Nakatomi Plaza in a dirtied grey wife-beater. The films have persevered through the decades and will apparently culminate in an upcoming sequel and perhaps finale to bookend the storied franchise. Over that same timeframe, the Batman franchise went from enormously popular, to punchline, and back to pr…
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Just noticed that A Good Day to Die Hard on Blu Ray had dropped to $4.99 on Amazon in the states. This would be a good opportunity to pick it up if you haven't yet. If you're reading this wiki though, you probably already have it. Additionally, the first four films are available at $24.99, so you could conceivably own the entire series for around $30 shipped.
It is a good day to by a good day to die hard.
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In recent years, cinematic franchises and premium TV series have become extremely popular. Lord of the Rings and subsequently The Hobbit series, Twilight, The Hunger Games, coupled with Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Dexter are just a few of the recent success stories. Prior to their success on the silver screen or on the small screen, these series had their basis in literature. Many were popular book series, some were relatively unknown novels and the Walking Dead is actually based a graphic novel series.
Knowing that these series and countless others have been born out of literature, it got me wondering where the ideas for some of my favorite movie franchises of the past came from. Case in point: The Die Hard franchise. Surfing acr…Read more >