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Bruce Willis: "Die Hard is NOT a Christmas Movie!"

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    Bruce Willis has settled this debate, just in case you were wondering: (WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)

    I've thought that all along. :) But then again...

    The debate continues... where do you stand??

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    :) Willis just wanted to annoy people at the Roast. If the writers say it was, then there ya go. Though I still don't think it is, if it's just my opinion.
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    NeoLogic Wrote: :) Willis just wanted to annoy people at the Roast. If the writers say it was, then there ya go. Though I still don't think it is, if it's just my opinion.

    Few ways to look at it. The writers original intention, yeah I'll give you that. Then there's Willis, maybe he's trolling, but still. And then there's the objective vs cultural take. Objectively to me it doesn't qualify because its simply not about Christmas, it just so happens to be going down at Christmas time. Xmas isn't a central theme of the movie, therefore doesn't count. Culturally though, I get that a lot of people classify it that way so the topic persists.

    Would you call any movie that happens in summer time a 'summer' movie? etc etc.

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    Heisenberg Wrote:

    Would you call any movie that happens in summer time a 'summer' movie? etc etc.

    What month is it? And does it have a holiday going on in the movie?

    Also...

    Ya'll said it wasn't a xmas movie...I'm Begging to differ, my dudes. I do agree with the artist's intent point. But I shall expand on that with something that Dave Matthews said. When you create something and put it out into the world, it isn't just yours anymore. That being said, the movie might not have been intended to be one, but it became one.

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    JFoster Wrote:
    Heisenberg Wrote:

    Would you call any movie that happens in summer time a 'summer' movie? etc etc.

    What month is it? And does it have a holiday going on in the movie?

    Also...

    Ya'll said it wasn't a xmas movie...I'm Begging to differ, my dudes. I do agree with the artist's intent point. But I shall expand on that with something that Dave Matthews said. When you create something and put it out into the world, it isn't just yours anymore. That being said, the movie might not have been intended to be one, but it became one.

    The argument isn't 'do a lot of people think of Die Hard as a Christmas movie?' though. Because they do. And they are wrong. But that's ok, the masses are often wrong about things. :)

    For the summer movie, no holiday. Maybe there's a 4th of July scene in the movie.. I don't know. lol. The point is just because a random film happens to take place while the sun is out and its summer time wouldn't make it a 'summer' movie, even if everyone over time started to associate it as such.

    Here's a way to think about it. Here's a pretty good list:

    25 of the Best Summer Movies of All Time

    Sandlot, Wet Hot American Summer, What About Bob?, I Know What You Did Last Summer... all these have summer as a central theme and plot point of the movie.

    Bad examples from the same list: Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Tommy Boy. Those two happen to take place during the summer but would essentially be the exact same movie minus a few pieces of dialog and weather changes if they took place any other time of the year.

    Same is true of Die Hard.

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