Arts Schiess dem Fenster!
posted by June 13 at 14:09 PMon
As long as we’re analyzing classic movies, I figured I might as well link to local institution Outlaw Vern’s masterful deconstruction of the Die Hard series. Among the highlights: a brilliant insight into the Passion of John McClane.
Bruce is crucified when he walks barefoot across the glass. This is when he dies as far as on a symbolic level. at first he seems to have retired to his fate and tells the walky talky cop to apologize to his wife for him. however he changes his mind and comes back to life (again i must point out this is in a metaphorical way) to ascend to the heaven of the upper floor of the building.
When Bruce finally sees his wife again it is a dramatic type lighting as he steps out with his arms raised like on a cross. This is a very christlike portrayal and so what do you think his wife says? That’s right, she says “Jesus!”