“Each scene in a film should be a mini-film” Analyzing a scene from “Die Hard”

In the past, I read the sentence above multiple times without really thinking about what it meant. This is a basic concept in film, but it’s easy to acknowledge it without really understanding it. So to help clarify it, I’m going to break down a small scene in Die Hard and attempt to put this sentence in perspective. Many times we watch films and critizice them for having pointless scenes or scenes that do not mean anything in the larger … Continue reading