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Happy Birthday:  John McTiernan

John McTiernan

 

 John McTiernan

Director |Die Hard

John McTiernan was born on January 8, 1951 in Albany, New York, USA as John Campbell McTiernan Jr. He is a director and producer, known for Die Hard (1988), Last Action Hero (1993) and Predator (1987). He has been married to Gail Sistrunk since 2012.

 

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Happy Birthday: John McTiernan

johnmctiernan.jpgJohn McTiernan

Born: January 8, 1951 in Albany, New York, USA

[on learning what a film was] I went about it like it was reverse engineering. I knew that I had to go and learn what a movie was, not just my experience of going and watching a movie. So I went and sat in Truffaut’s Day for Night (1973), watched it for three days straight, eight hours at a time and memorized it shot-for-shot. I got past the story, all the original and secondary experience, so I could study what it was that I was really watching. Film is really sort of a chain that’s really linear. Yet when it’s all strung together, it just sort of feels like an experience. It takes quite a while to be able to deconstruct that experience to figure out what you really saw.

Predator
1987
dir. McTiernan
Cast
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Carl Weathers
DIE HARDDie Hard
1988
dir. McTiernan
starring
Bruce Willis
Reginald VelJohnson
DIE HARD 3Die Hard 3
1995
dir. McTeirnan
starring
Bruce Willis
Samuel L Jackson
MOVIE POSTERTHE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
1990
dir. John McTiernan
Stars:
Sean Connery
Alec Baldwin

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