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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Schiess dem Fenster!

posted by on June 13 at 14:09 PM

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!”

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John McClane is Jesus.

Can't wait for the awesome PG-13 travesty Live Free Or Die Hard. Can't get any worse than the third, I guess.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 13, 2007 2:41 PM

I thought the trailer looked like fun.

Posted by elswinger | June 13, 2007 3:00 PM

Shoot the window?

Posted by Jonathan | June 13, 2007 3:55 PM

Shoot the glass.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 13, 2007 4:01 PM

Not that anyone will notice, but I think it's "Schiess das Fenster".

Posted by Nandor | June 13, 2007 4:31 PM

Nein. Andrew was correct.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 13, 2007 4:52 PM

Eh..."dem" means dative case, making Fenster the indirect object. I think Fenster (window) should actually be the direct object, meaning "das" is correct.

Actually, I bet there's some kind of verb with a prefix that would make the expression more colloquial. Something like "durchschiessen," i.e., "Schiess das Fenster durch!" But "durch" is probably the wrong prefix. And I'm too lazy to go to the Langenscheidt right now.

Posted by JW | June 13, 2007 5:11 PM

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