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With credits that include Die Hard, Predator, The Last Action Hero, The Hunt for Red October, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and others, John McTiernan has put himself at the top of the heap for Hollywood action directors. This installment in AFI's The Directors series follows McTiernan's career, featuring interviews with Alec Baldwin, James Earl Jones, Bruce Willis, Colleen Camp, Bonnie Bedelia, and others. Perhaps the most revealing conversations, though, are with McTiernan himself. He discusses his background and education, the trials and tribulations of making each movie, the factors that have shaped his directorial style (it's quite interesting that he memorized Truffaut's Day for Night from the first shot to the last), and the realities of doing business in the rarefied air of Hollywood's big- budget studio system. McTiernan shows himself to be a very intelligent, articulate director with both the vision and the toughness that it takes to succeed in his chosen profession. --Jerry Renshaw

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John Mctiernan

  • Genre: Documentaries
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  • Producer: Wellspring
  • Length: 55 min
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 1997
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 27, 2001
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