Die Onerous author Steven E de Souza has made a definitive argument explaining why the movie is in truth a Christmas film.
Evaluating the motion thriller to Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, the screenwriter went by way of a guidelines of “Christmas Film or Not” traits on the Script Apart podcast.
“I believe we are able to all agree, even the sceptics on why Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not, that White Christmas, the Fifties film with Bing Crosbie and Danny Kay, is a Christmas film,” de Souza started. “So let’s test the bins.
“Does the film happen throughout the Christmas vacation? Die Onerous takes place completely throughout Christmas. White Christmas, solely the primary scene and the ultimate scene happen on Christmas, and so they happen eight or ten years aside.”
He went on: “Is the setting a Christmas celebration? Die Onerous is completely set at a Christmas celebration. White Christmas, solely the ultimate scene is a Christmas celebration.
“What number of Christmas songs are within the film? Die Onerous has 4: ‘Let It Snow’, ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘Christmas in Hollis’, and ‘Jingle Bells’. White Christmas has solely two Christmas songs.”
The guidelines went on to look over details together with governmental incompetence, the variations by way of German ringleaders, the identities of the broadcaster with hidden agendas and the physique rely.
“You be the decide which is extra Christmassy,” de Souza instructed podcast host Al Horner, then saying he would share the guidelines – which you’ll try above.
Final week, Die Hard director John McTiernan also weighed into the debate. “We hadn’t meant it to be a Christmas film, however the pleasure that got here from it’s what turned it right into a Christmas film,” he stated.
Bruce Willis shared his thoughts in 2018, saying categorically: “Die Onerous is just not a Christmas film. It’s a god rattling Bruce Willis film!”