Watch a live chat with ‘Die Hard’ cinematographer Jan de Bont

Yippee-ki-yay: “Die Hard” won this week’s Best Summer months Film Showdown.

Check out film critic Justin Chang and his visitor, cinematographer and director Jan de Bont, talk about the Bruce Willis action film in the showdown dwell chat. Commencing at six p.m. July 23, the digital satisfy-up is available on the Times Common Hollywood Facebook Webpage. Or tune in on YouTube or Twitter.

“There are causes to endorse ‘Die Hard’ three a long time on — it’s fantastically shot (so … a lot … lighting!) and edited, it has Bruce Willis in peak ‘Moonlighting’ smirk-and-bantering kind,” claims film author Glenn Whipp. “But the principal reason it continue to will work so properly is (Alan) Rickman’s brilliantly bored (Hans) Gruber, a villain who, a lot like ‘Die Hard’ alone, has been slavishly imitated but never ever surpassed. Rickman owns every minute he’s on the monitor.”

The Best Summer months Film Showdown is the L.A. Times sequence exactly where every single 7 days viewers vote on the best summer films of all time. Or at the very least due to the fact 1975, the 12 months that “Jaws” eternally changed the landscape of summer moviemaking.

Week eleven of the Best Summer months Film Showdown on July 23, 2020 featured Los Angeles Times film critic Justin Chang and director/cinematorgrapher Jan de Boot for the film “Die Tough.”

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Favorite flicks: With theaters closed because of to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chang released the sixteen-7 days sequence in May well and invited viewers to vote on their favored films from summers previous. Here are the Best Summer months Film Showdown winners so significantly: “The Avengers” (Week 1) “Bridesmaids” (Week two) “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Week 3) “Alien” (Week 4) “Finding Nemo” (Week 5) “Jurassic Park” (Week six) “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (Week seven) “Jaws” (Week eight) “Do the Ideal Thing” (Week nine) “Back to the Future” (Week 10) and “Die Hard” (Week eleven).

To recap the procedures: Every single 7 days Chang offers viewers with a list of sixteen flicks from 1975 to 2019, all of which were unveiled for the duration of a certain summer time body. You may well vote for your favorites on his Twitter account @justincchang. Every single week’s polls are posted at 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday.

What’s following: Times viewers chose “Clueless” as the Week twelve winner just after a near battle with the “Alien” sequel, “Aliens,” starring Sigourney Weaver. Check out “Clueless” on your very own this coming 7 days. Then join the Best Summer months Film Showdown at six p.m. on Thursday, July thirty, for a livestreaming conversation on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.