Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Hans Gruber was here..

The other night I ended up on a roof in Vancouver as the last bit of the fireworks festival was happening. I turned off the flash and set the camera down with the auto-time going. Got a couple but this is my favorite because as soon as I saw it I thought about Hans Gruber. For those of you not familiar with the name.. it is the first big appearance of one Alan Rickman who most everyone knows nowadays as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movie series.

But back to Hans Gruber. Hans was the antagonist opposite Bruce Willis' character back in Die Hard. Yes no numbers after that title. Die Hard the first. It is a classic movie. And Alan Rickman is in another one of my favorite movies as well and that would be Quigley Down Under starring Tom Selleck. Come to think of it... other favorite Alan Rickman movies would be Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, and Christian Slater (as Will Scarlet) and Galaxy Quest with Tim Allen.

There ya go.. amazing how the mind wanders from one photo to another. Oh we of the wikipedia/internet age. ;)


Daytona Splendor said...

Quigley Down Under changed me. I'm pretty sure it made me a man.

Jordan said...

I don't think you can really respect a mustache the same way unless you've seen that movie ;) haha

Single and Picky said...

You were in Vancouver, next time inform me please

bathmate said...

I liked it.