Where better to start providing some film structure analysis than with Die Hard? It’s a genre defining film, but more importantly it was on TV the other night… This is the first time I’ve watched the movie armed with my screenwriting education and I have to say I was blown away.

I’d heard it was well structured, but watching it reveal this never before seen layer of complexity was quite something. It’s a wonderfully well-crafted film, even down to John McClane’s ever changing vest colour.


Found in a screenplay near you

A quick disclaimer: this is my interpretation based on the screenplay structure found in The Writer’s Journey. If you think I missed something or made a mistake, please let me know below! Other screenplay structures like Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat fit equally well.
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