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ダイ・ハード3(1995年) Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)


監督:ジョン・マクティアナン/Director: John McTiernan
出演 ブルース・ウィリス、サミュエル・ジャクソン、ジェレミー・アイアンズ/Starring: Bruce Willis‚ Samuel L. Jackson‚ Jeremy Irons



The appearance of a McClane matching the times

On the Internet I researched the best 10 box office films that were released in 1995 in both Japan and the United States.
1. Die Hard with a Vengeance (¥4.8 billion)
2. Speed (¥4.5 billion)
3. Forrest Gump (¥2.3 billion)
4. The Bridges of Madison County (¥2.3 billion)
5. Waterworld (¥2.1 billion)
6. Apollo 13 (¥2 billion)
7. Whisper of the Heart (¥1.85 billion)
8. The Mask (¥1.8 billion)
9. Godzilla (¥1.65 billion)
10. Tsuri Baka Nikki (¥1.5 billion)
How about the U.S.?
1. Toy Story (¥15.3 billion)
2. Batman Forever (¥14.3 billion)
3. Apollo 13 (¥13.7 billion)
4. Pocahontas (¥11.3 billion)
5. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (¥8.6 billion)
6. Golden Eye (¥8.5 billion)
7-10. Jumanji‚ Anchorman‚ Se7en‚ Die Hard with a Vengeance (¥8 billion approx.)
The only movie to make the ranking in both countries is Die Hard with a Vengeance. What was good about it? In 1995‚ there was the Great Hanshin Earthquake‚ the arrest of the Aum Shinrikyo religious sect founder‚ and the economy was at its lowest following the bubble collapse. The United States was completely occupied with entertainment and Disney. The public avoided the serious; were they in seek of a world of laughter and healing?
Please take care to watch the opening of this film. With his wife running out of patience with him‚ McClane (Bruce Willis) drinks in desperation and is unstable. I think that this setting is quite important. A man full of confidence was becoming less fitting of society‚ and even in Japan “Utsumuki Kagen no Otoko” and the desire to escape to anything but work as in“Shitsurakuen” became hits. Instead of a swaggering man who runs down the highway to success‚ a man who acts after his wife leaves him by telling him to “Get a grip”‚ was easier for audiences to accept.
From a high-tech luxury hotel to an international airport‚ then in the third installment the streets of New York became the setting. With Harlem electrician and father (Samuel L. Jackson) as a partner‚ they receive instructions from terrorist bomber Simon (Jeremy Irons)‚ to which McClane runs about. The on-the-spot coverage style of developments are thrilling. What is Simon after?
The music used in the film include Brahms’ Symphony No. 1‚ Mussorgsky’s Night On Bald Mountain‚ and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf; it is enjoyable. Maybe this has something to do with director McTiernan’s background in the Juilliard School.