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Bruce Willis Update!

Hey folks, Harry here... Been hanging out at the Alamo Drafthouse - the original, for Quentin Tarantino's Farewell to the Original, beloved, Alamo. Tonight was Euro Sex Comedy night - I'll tell you more about that later tonight. However, it is more than evident that the way things are going in Talkback, there's simply too many questions for Bruce to sift through, mixed in with well wishes and adoration messages and lastly, a few grumpy uncouth sorts... but hey, it's AICN's Talkbacks... I'm amazed it worked as long as it did. So here's what we've come up with. I'm leaving this Saturday for the Carpathian Mountains and the Borgo Pass in Romania. I will not be returning to Austin, to spread my vampiric transformation, till late Wednesday of next week. HOWEVER - here's what I'm putting out there for you. Send an email to HK@AintItCool.Com with: "McFuckinClane" in the subject line. If it isn't in your subject line, I won't get your emailed question. Now understand, in advance... I'm going to inevitably be receiving 1000s of questions, much like what happened during Stallone. I WILL READ THROUGH ALL OF THEM, but recognize that there will be many questions that replicate what others will want to know too. I'm simply choosing the questions either in the order they came in, or in the best way they were put. I will submit the first set of questions to Bruce next Thursday. And he will hit me back with the answers at his convenience. Have patience with Bruce and me, we'll be doing our best. Meanwhile, best wishes...

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  • May 11, 2007, 4:17 a.m. CST

    first

    by gotdane

    i dont care bout bruce. yipee kay yay mutha fuckas!

  • May 11, 2007, 4:17 a.m. CST

    is he still dating Brooke Burns?

    by Boomers_Lips

    she hot.

  • May 11, 2007, 4:18 a.m. CST

    3rd!

    by Boomers_Lips

    3rd!

  • May 11, 2007, 4:23 a.m. CST

    BRUCE RULZ !!!!!! OMFG ROLFFLMMFAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by The Atomic Worm

    LOLZ LOLZ OMFG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 11, 2007, 5 a.m. CST

    Cool as

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    This has been a cool couple of days, with a big time movie star showing up in the talkbacks and revealing himself to be a pretty decent guy.<p>I've sent my question, but like with Stallone it's probably too stupid to warrant an answer. My fingers are crossed, though.<p>Anyway, thanks to Harry for sorting all this out - the Q&A and verifying that Walter B was who he said he was. This whole experience has made at least 11% less cynical.

  • May 11, 2007, 5:06 a.m. CST

    I sent my question in.

    by TattooedBillionaire

    I think it's rather relevant regarding Live Free or Die Hard. Oh, and once again, just because I know Bruce is reading this: Hart's War is awesome!!!

  • May 11, 2007, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Romania?

    by rost

    Set report for the latest Bruce-Campbell-Romp?

  • May 11, 2007, 5:41 a.m. CST

    knowles

    by conbarba

    check out the castle city of Sighisoara, near Tirgu Mures. Is really great.

  • May 11, 2007, 5:54 a.m. CST

    I still got no question for Bruce.

    by DerLanghaarige

    He's one of my favourite actors, but I can't think of any question at the moment. Crap.

  • May 11, 2007, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Euro Sex Comedies?

    by DutchFudge

    You mean, like those Austrian 'Tiroler' sex comedies?

  • May 11, 2007, 6:16 a.m. CST

    YES!

    by tile_mcgillus

    Finally some organization!

  • May 11, 2007, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Ask Bruce How He Is

    by kevinwillis.net

    People ask me that all the time. Like I would know.

  • May 11, 2007, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Bruce's words

    by johnnykool

    ...Ring true in my ears. The things he said about Bay were dead on, his thoughts on politics and media are golden, his no-nonsense attitude is refreshing in a world where actors are so fucking full of bullshit. <p>I love this guy! <p>I now place him and Bruce Campbell on the same pedestal.

  • May 11, 2007, 7:12 a.m. CST

    It seems to me that you really have to live

    by Seph_J

    in the same street as Harry to appreciate this website. Alamo Drafthouse may well be an important place for you Harry... but most people in the world have never been there. Try and keep the articles which refer to it few please. Also, seems Bruce was scared away from talkback. Thats a shame. I feel embarassed for all you tossers that drove him off. Ah well... at least now he'll realise that this place really is a refuge for scum.

  • May 11, 2007, 7:12 a.m. CST

    to crayotic, RE: candid

    by paragraphs

    from his responses in the other TB threads I'm not worried at all about him being candid. i'm excited for another Sly type thing, that was a highlight of AICN for me.

  • May 11, 2007, 8:03 a.m. CST

    McFuckinClane

    by Frank The Rabbit

    sweet

  • May 11, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Just gotta say Harry, if you are reading this

    by PotSmokinAlien

    that between this whole saga and the COMPLETE AND TOTAL AWESOMENESS that is spidey 3, my week has been officially made. now if only i can get laid tonight.

  • May 11, 2007, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Yo Bruno!

    by solartaco3

    Your daughter 18 yet?

  • May 11, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Thanks Harry

    by BGDAWES

    Thanks for man'ing up and organizing this mess - have fun frolicing in the mountains, and tell QT to lay off the coke, end his obsession with euro sex comidies (they're all pretty bad), and make another movie where annoying women don't talk so much.

  • May 11, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST

    nice one harry

    by jedimindflayer

    thanks for taking the helm on this one; it'll be cool to have this q&a, but 1 question- has bruce set any ground rules, or is it anything goes?

  • May 11, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST

    I agree with Van Buren

    by charlesgrodinsux

    Vern started this mess, let him get dirty. McFuckinClane4eva.

  • May 11, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST

    PotSmokinAlien

    by charlesgrodinsux

    You won't get laid tonight because all women know that Spidey 3 sucked big balls. Harry's big balls in fact.

  • May 11, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    much better that way

    by CherryValance

    Everyone got way too excited in the other talkback. I pictured a bunch of kids jumping up and down with their hands raised going "Pick me! Pick me!" It was kinda cute actually.

  • May 11, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST

    BRUCE AND BAY, what gives? Mr. Willis, can you explain?

    by nomihs

    Okay, here is a quoter from Mr. Bay about Mr. Willis' comments."I loved working with Bruce. He gave me a big hug one month ago at the GM party and we talked for 20 minutes. We even talked about working together again! I mean it would be sad if he felt this way - he's never one to hide his feelings - I say sad, in that he wouldn't be man enough to say it to my face. But truly sad that such a big time actor would have to hide on a little talk back section. So I really don't believe this story." ><What is the truth Bruce?

  • May 11, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    THE BAY STUFF IS GONNA SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE!

    by THE KNIGHT

    Honesty is the best policy!

  • May 11, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    beedub

    by jimmy rabbitte

    yippee ki yay...

  • May 11, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    This is ultra-uber-cool !!! BRUCE ROCKZ !!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Yippieh-ki-yay MotherFudger!!!

  • May 11, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    It doesn't mean he's not a man

    by Abominable Snowcone

    if Bruce didn't say it to Bay's face. Certain things like professional etiquette and not wanting to hurt someone's feelings keep us all from saying things to people at times. It's not exactly private here on the TB, but it's intimate enough that Bruce can be honest without feeling like it's gonna get back to Bay at least not right away. Hell, there's shit I'd like to say to my wife or my parents about things I don't like, or I'm not happy about with our relationships, but sometimes it's just not big enough an issue to trample on someone's feelings. Bruce IS man enough to say NO next time he's offered a project with Bay. If he says yes, I'm sure it will be because he has faith in the script and that it COULD work, not because he's pussying out or kowtowing or whatever.

  • May 11, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Bay stuff has hit the fan!

    by eric haislar

    http://www.cinematical.com/2007/05/10/bruce-willis-wades-into-the-geek-pool/

  • May 11, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    this is very cool!

    by purplemonkeydw

    I don't think the studio was behind this at all, they're much too pc for some of the things Bruce was saying in the first talkback forum. This is a very cool thing Harry. This may become a barometer for an actor's belief in a project. Bruce obviously believe's in DH4, and we all know how Stallone felt about R6. Nice work!

  • May 11, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Walter B. has nothing to fear from Bay or Silver

    by nomihs

    Not like it means anything, but I stand behind Mr. Willis' candor and honest here at AICN. All ass kissing aside, I think that there should be more celebrities like Stallone and Willis who do not fear the juggernaut that is Hollywood studios. They can come to a small, no offense Harry and co., site like AICN and just be a friggin fan of films. Tell their stories and be loved (or hated) by everyone else who posts here. Bruce, you don't need it, but I got your back. I will go see DH4 and I will spread the word around my quiet little berg of town about you and your (I hope) great film. Gluck.

  • May 11, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    McFUCKINGBAY!

    by Dokkalvar

    I might not part with my $20.00 to see Die Hard4, nor will I to see Transformers but I would be willing to yack up twice that to see Bruce Willis and Michael Bay duke it out in a waffle-house parking lot. Maybe more if they show it in IMAX!!

  • May 11, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Before I forget, why is Walter B. no longer posting?

    by nomihs

    I got caught up in all the excitment I forgot to ask a simple question. WHY? Did someone get a STFU order from one of those juggernauts I was talking about? Certainly Bruce didn't feel overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and questions did he? I mean, he was posting like mad. Seems to me, a man who posts like that is either eager to please or loves what he's doing, OR BOTH. I know the "real" reason will never be written here, but the question still remains. Huh?

  • May 11, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Willis vs. Bay? Bring on the hate, I'll side with Bay.

    by JDanielP

    I'm not much of Michael Bay fan, as he's one of those directors who can knock you over with a great looking trailer...yet when it comes to the actual movie, there's most always something missing. From my perspective, his movies are typically in need of more soul, with too much surface and lack of subtlety. Sometimes, it's good to leave the camera motionless and let the actors do the work, ...and without such quick cutting/edits. Big action flicks need that contrast, those highs and lows, I feel. (James Cameron is my favorite director, partly for this very reason.) But Michael Bay does have talent and if he can take a more subtle approach with a more patient eye in regards to cutting/editing, his talent would show within the contrast, thus making far better (perhaps even great) overall pictures. That's my viewpoint on Bay, while I excitedly await his "TRANSFORMERS" summer blockbuster. And having said that, I think people whom work behind the camera are due a certain amount of respect. And who knows what the circumstances were when Michael Bay felt a need to raise his voice? Sure, Bruce knows. He was there along with all the other cast and crew. What I'm saying is, ...we all just need to take this as a grain of salt. Bruce Willis is a great talent, for sure. The original "DIE HARD" is a personal favorite of mine. And I actually enjoy all three, looking forward to this 4th (despite that I have the same problems with this director as I do with Bay). Anyway, great respect goes out to both Bruce Willis and Michael Bay. I hope the best for both of them, this summer.

  • May 11, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Bay's Response Blows

    by Automaton Overlord

    I think its important to keep in mind that we judge people subjectively based on the role they play, That is to say, There is nothing two-faced or unmanly about being cool with somebody while at the same time not respecting their work. Its like this; If I had to choose someone to be president in the last election it would have been John Kerry. If I was Choosing which candidate to go to a kareoke bar with it would have been Bush.

  • May 11, 2007, 2:25 p.m. CST

    I am on Bruce's side that's for sure!

    by Frye777

    Hit him Bruce! Bring him down! LOL

  • May 11, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Nipples on Bruce=Harry on Optimus

    by Se7en

    hmm...

  • May 11, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    The people have spoken.

    by Dokkalvar

    Bruce Willis. Michael Bay. Waffle-House parking lot rumble! Why waffle-house? SHUTTUP that's why!! NOW LET'S DO THIS THING!!!!!

  • May 11, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    "Michael Bay is a Cunt."

    by misnomer

    well...that was a BIT harsh bruce!

  • May 11, 2007, 3:16 p.m. CST

    It's true. Michael Bay is a cunt.

    by Dokkalvar

    What's so harsh about that? It's like saying, "Bruce Willis is a Baldy." Well aint it the truth?

  • May 11, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    to have a full head of hair at 52 would

    by misnomer

    just be freakish. I dont know what the big deal about bruce being bald is, lol. surely its a sign of being more evolved if anything * for the record, im not bald, but its starting to receede agh...doesnt stop me being a cute loveable bastard though*

  • May 11, 2007, 3:32 p.m. CST

    51st !!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    State? No, poster! Quite lame.

  • May 11, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    JDanielP You are right on about Bay

    by zooch

    Which is why I'm starting to come around to this Bay character. What his films lack are heart and soul. Real human emotion. If he had that then we might have something. What I'm hoping is that Speilberg's involvement in this adds that and then Transformers will be awesome. i'm not joining Bay's side I'm just saying, if Beedub says Bay is real prick to work with, then I'd definently believe him.

  • May 11, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    VERN SHOULD DO THIS

    by Kevin Bosch

    It was his original article that created such a Talk Back response that brought Bruce here. It should be him and those people that kept his TB alive who should get their questions answered. Harry already delayed this enough. A quote from Bruce in the original TB: "Harry and I had a brief conversation about whether or not we could figure out some kind of '10' questions, or something like that, but since our conversation we have not talked." Why ask for 1000 emails with questions when there are already 1000 questions in the TBs that have yet to be answered. Round up about 100 good ones, post them in a new article, and have Bruce answer them in the Talk Backs. Or would it be too "uncouth" to allow Bruce to continue communicating with us directly? Should we only be able to speak to movie stars through the grace of Harry? Come on!

  • May 11, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Glad you're switching the format...

    by DarthCorleone

    ...that other method was chaos. Thanks, Bruce, for doing this!

  • May 11, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    glads from Brazil

    by andre.silvas

    Hey Bruce, the peeps here likes a lot of yours films ... When u came here to shoot a film placed here? Have you thought about? Regards...

  • May 11, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    After Bruce Willis, who's next? How 'bout Michael Bay?

    by JDanielP

    Now THAT I would love to see.

  • May 11, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Thanks!

    by Colier Rannd

    I'm just tickled that this is all happening. I think a big thanks goes to both Harry and Bruce for whatever form this takes because they obviously don't have to do it. So thanks guys!

  • May 11, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    ANSWER ME I'M SCOTTISH

    by IndiAbbey Jones

    Bruce - Somebody already asked this but I want an answer - Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns... Are you aware of this? If Yes...why are you not making it? If No....you should fucking make this....

  • May 11, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Its about time...

    by allyousay

    it was getting confusing on which questions he was actually answering. I know it was getting weird for Bruce too.

  • May 11, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Since Walters gone..

    by Automaton Overlord

    Maybe we should all go to Michael Bay's website and post over there for a while?

  • May 11, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Finally some ORDER!

    by dregmobile

    Sweet. Looking forward to it.

  • May 11, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    At least Bruce got 2 work in one of Bay's few good flix

    by Jack_Crap

    Aramageddon and The Rock are probably the only two Michael Bay films that I enjoyed enough to watch through the entire thing. Pearl Harbor = crap. Bad Boys 1,2 = crap. The Island started out awesome, totally reminded me of a classic like THX1138 or Logan's Run but finished very "Pearl Harbor-esque." Yawn.

  • May 11, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    i thought it was MaFuckinClane, not McFuckinClane...

    by TheBaxter

    c'mon, don't you guys proofread?

  • May 11, 2007, 6:38 p.m. CST

    TheBaxter

    by Dolph

    Spot on! That's been bothering me too...just sounds stupid the other way!

  • May 11, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    John MaFuckingClane sounds Bruce Willis

    by Jack_Crap

    McFuckinClane sounds like Groundskeeper Willie.

  • May 11, 2007, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay is an 80's throwback asshole

    by trash basura

    Willis speaks true. I used to work next to Bay's office in Santa Monica. It was almost a daily affair to see Bay yelling at the landscaping guy or an employee who was walking his Mastiffs. He is a corny cokey-Playboy mansion chaser 80's no-style dickhead who was too lazy to park his Ferrari correctly in an alley parking spot, so we would purposely ding it. Kinka Usher(director of the Mystery Men) is everything director should be...nice, approachable, decent and totally down to earth. Bay blows...and more than shit on celluloid. I met Willis at the Grove once and he was approachable(albeit body guarded) and a nice enough guy...so, I am definitely in Bruce's camp on this one. Ratner, Bay and yes...Cameron needs to learn that you are only as good as the sum of your parts...and for god's sake, ditch the lame ass magnum PI Ferrari...you don't even have the right taste to pull that shit off...dickhead.

  • May 11, 2007, 9:37 p.m. CST

    He probably isn't posing because he has a life outside

    by MJblessed

    the net! LOL Come on ya'll! I get on here every once in a while when I am bored. Maybe he was bored the days he was on! LOL Maybe you should just be happy he posted a responce to you if he did and leave it at that! God bless! MJ

  • May 11, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST

    The Island was awful

    by CherryValance

    and I don't like the Bad Boys movies but otherwise Bay's movies are okay with me. I don't know what he's like as a person. But if Bruce or anyone else doesn't like him, they should be able to say it. I was surprised this got picked up as fast as it did by the media. I never even saw anything about the Stallone Q&A. Hopefully, he'll still feel comfortable enough to be candid when the questions are chosen.

  • May 11, 2007, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Bay just dissed Bruce & AICN on his site!

    by Mogwai Democracy

    ...and I quote: "truly sad that such a big time actor would have to hide on a little talk back section."<br><br>...and yet I still see some idiots here trying to defend Bay??! How much is Bay paying you? and when you pick up your check on Friday, does he slip some of that pure Columbian blow that he's snortin in the envelope for ya?<br><br>Bruce was on here at 3am in his undies posting answers to all of our questions straight and unfiltered. He even got on iChat to prove it to us for gods sakes! No way the studio was makin him do that! Bruce has my support!<br><br>...and Bay, years from now, long after both you and Bruce are dead and buried, no one will give a crap what your grosses were or how much shit you blew up, but people will STILL be watching 12 Monkeys, Sixth Sense, Sin City, etc. Please go back to directing commercials & free up some money and resources for people who actually have a story to tell.

  • May 12, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Michael Bay got knocked the fuck out!

    by bunnypuncher

    Not really. But wow. I'm picturing the epic Waffle House battle between Willis and Bay in my head. Bay's goin down! But seriously, listen up. I have something to say. The fact that Bruce marched into the lion's den that we call talkbacks and hung out with us for a while is truly awesome. Nah, fuck that! It's more than awesome. It's radness in its finest form. I spent half my day at work reading through the previous talkback and I have to say it was one of the most entertaining pieces of art I've ever come across. Yes, that's right. I called it art. Deal bitches. Deal. Bruce's postings simply reminded me that celebrities are just people. Many of whom were at one time just average joe's like you and I and if I saw Bruce Willis in a bar, I wouldn't ask for his autograph, I'd offer to buy the man a fuckin' beer. Bravo Bruce, bravo!

  • May 12, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Hi Bruce.

    by AngelCordy

    Marry me. Thnx.

  • May 12, 2007, 1:17 a.m. CST

    "This is SOOOOOO muh better than..."

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    "the Stallone 20 Questions" yeah right,fools. at least with that we got answers that werent 2 sentences long and i didnt have to wade through 1000+ posts of fanboy love vomit to find them. <P> and Bruce, if you read this. I'm a fan but I will not see LFoDH as a PG-13 film. i'm sorry but i just love those films too much to watch a watered down version. was really looking forward to it too.

  • May 12, 2007, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Bruce and the Bay

    by Eh Nam1313

    I like Bruce and I always liked Bay's stuff. I think DH4 done by Bay would have been sweet. The man can do action. I could care less if there is a fewd. (Bay does seem like a dick)

  • May 12, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Hey Harry

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Watch out for Scott Glenn with glowing eyes, Ian McKellen in a wheelchair, Jurgen Prochnow with some Nazis and a big fuck off scary rubber monster in them there hills.

  • May 12, 2007, 4:39 a.m. CST

    trash basura - your definition of Michael Bay

    by dregmobile

    "He is a corny cokey-Playboy mansion chaser 80's no-style dickhead". I love it.

  • May 12, 2007, 5:39 a.m. CST

    yeah, trash basura that was cool

    by Frye777

    and the infos on Bay's habit as well.

  • May 12, 2007, 7:41 a.m. CST

    "Ma-Fucking Clane"??

    by ikkyu

    i think "McFuckingClane"'s better - no, motherfucker?

  • May 12, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    It was great that Bruce posted right along with us....

    by JDanielP

    ....and I respect the man. I love his work. It's great to see that he can post in the talkbacks, unfiltered like the rest of us. But it's surprising that he would be so free with his thoughts, having such fame. And Michael Bay's response dropped to that level with... "truly sad that such a big time actor would have to hide on a little talk back section." I have no idea if Bay is a coke-head, now or ever. I haven't got a clue about his personality. If these things are true about Bay, in what some of my fellow talkbackers are saying, ...then yeah, maybe Bay isn't the best communicator. Maybe he really is a jerk. But all I know about the guy's character is what I've read here in the talkbacks. Sometimes, people just don't get along. We've all experienced conflicting personalities, haven't we? Don't we all know of someone at some point in our lives that we just can't get along with and could never be friendly with? It's my hope that when people can't get along, that they can still be professional (even in the talkbacks). Who knows what Bruce is feeling, now? Do you think he is regretting anything he has said here, at AICN (besides making typos, as we all do)? If he wanted to comment on Bay and on the odds that they would someday work together again, he could have been far more subtle about his feelings on the matter. There are ways that you can get your point across without it feeling/looking like a personal attack. Even now, I'm not sure how strongly Bruce feels about the language he used. But I figure that, privately, he feels some regret. And you know what? Whatever the case, I'm still going to see BOTH movies. And next week, I'll finally catch "SPIDER-MAN 3", good or bad. And in baseball terms, with what's been said about these 3 summer flicks, ...I'm hopeful that I don't strike out (in only 3 pitches). Nor do I want to hear anyone cry foul.

  • May 12, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST

    I respect Bruce as much as the next guy

    by kolchak

    But DH4 is still PG-13. That means every 12 year old on the planet will flock to my local theater to see it. That's annoying as hell any way Bruce tries to spin it. I dunno if I can stand it.

  • May 12, 2007, 9:43 a.m. CST

    What did bruce say about bay

    by optimus122

    I can't find the comment.

  • May 12, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    he said he was a cunt

    by misnomer

    he said he was a cunt

  • May 12, 2007, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Kolchak

    by BGDAWES

    Couldn't agree with you more. Saw Spider Man 3 last night and it was a horrible experience because of all the damn kids. At first I was disgusted with the PG-13 rating, then I got over it when Bruce started posting, but now after going to see a PG-13 movie in a theatre (I hadn't in a while) I'm back to being disgusted with the PG - 13 rating, this blows.

  • May 12, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    yeah me too bgdawes

    by misnomer

    bruce posting on here cheered me up about it a bit, but you cant think this movie would not be more entertaining as an R. I'm not sure if I'm correct, if anyone would care to clarify, this movie was shot as an intended R and then cut-down right, and not shot as PG from the beginning?

  • May 12, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Misnomer

    by BGDAWES

    Completely agree - no matter how much Bruce says that the PG-13 rating doesn't take anything away from the movie there is a flip side to that; a PG-13 rating sure as hell doesn't ADD anything to the movie. And I don't get how the rating worked either - I think it was probably shot as an R but they must have realized, as they put the movie together, if they cut out some of the heavy gore from any of the kills and trimmed down a few 'fucks' they might pass with a PG-13 and that's what happened.

  • May 12, 2007, 3:30 p.m. CST

    I guess it all depends on

    by misnomer

    I guess it all depends on Wiseman's direction - if the movie is as slick, glossy, fantastical and cool hued as the trailers suggest,then because it's so stylised, the movie might just work fine as a PG-13. If that is the case, then all the swearing and blood in the world can't change it into the gritty spontaneous Die Hard 4 I was hoping for anyway. On the other hand, the AICN script-review was very positive...maybe this will be a great movie with a suitably apocalyptic tone and if thats the case, then it's a shame it's integrity is being compromised by unecessary cuts. I still have a number of reservations about this movie; an invincible McClane and, by the looks of it, and the villains. It's really the villains that make these movies. I guess it's really just a case of wait and see....

  • May 12, 2007, 3:33 p.m. CST

    ^ and by the looks of it,

    by misnomer

    ^ and by the looks of it, not-so-great villains.typo :)

  • May 12, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    plus-if FOX has decided to cut the movie

    by misnomer

    down to a PG-13, then that can either mean 2 things: the movie isn't very good, so they don't feel like theyre destroying a masterpiece and hoping to recoup as much as they can from this turkey, or it can mean this movie is so much better than expected they want as many people to see it as possible. As a gambling man, and I know which option I would bet on ; )

  • May 12, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Someone came up with the following headline

    by emeraldboy

    About ex-Man U football, poet and actor Eric Cantona. The Shit hit the fan and fan hit back!

  • May 12, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    I think this film

    by emeraldboy

    is going to bomb. I saw the trailer today with Fast food nation. Which in itself was like fast food. nice to look but a load of junk.

  • May 12, 2007, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Celebrity Deathmatch!

    by Reznor

    Michael Bay Vs Bruce Willis!!

  • May 12, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by misnomer

    I don't think this movie will bomb financially, but I have a suspicion that the tones going to be off. I don't think it's going to feel like part of the same series - it looks too slick, too choreographed and the action/scale is just TOO big. I don't think that means it's going to be a bad film per se, just more in line with the feel of the mission impossible movies. The thing this movie has going for it though is the story. The USA being systematically shut down should provide that feeling of claustrophobia you get from most of the die hard pictures.

  • May 12, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    If the studios release this

    by kolchak

    as a PG-13 cut, they sure as hell better have an R rated DVD...or pull an "exorcist" and release both versions one after the other.

  • May 12, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    As someone else put it

    by kolchak

    in another talkback: Profanity and gore for the sake of it is just as much a part of the DH "mythology" as anything else.

  • May 12, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Have you ever been...

    by Valebant

    to familymediaguide.com? You could make a game out of guessing the movie from some stuff there:<p> Question:br> "Several people shot and killed; blood spurts from their wounds. A man is shot off-screen but we see his blood splatter onto a nearby window. A man is knocked out with a single punch. A man falls from a skyscraper to his death. A few corpses throughout movie have blood on them and their eyes open. A man who has been shot screams in pain. A man is back thrown by a huge explosion. A man picks shards of glass from his bloody feet. A man is hanged by his neck. A man hold's another man's wife at gunpoint. The roof of a building is detonated; see a large explosion. Several men shoot at another man. A man jumps off the roof of a building as it explodes."<p> Answer: DIE HARD<p> Anyhow... it is also noted that DIE HARD contains: <br> "F-word(50), Sh*t(25), A*shole(8), B*tch(2), D*ck(2), A*s(12), B*stard(2), God Damn(3), Hell(4), Damn(1), Jesus(11), Christ(11)" <p> Two, fifty... no big difference.

  • May 12, 2007, 6:39 p.m. CST

    French Premiere ?

    by JESSICATITOU

    Yo B , Hope we'll see you in Paris for a DH 4.0 premiere. Miss you Jess :)

  • May 12, 2007, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Can you get sick from drinking piss?

    by Mr Soze

    What if it's your own?

  • May 13, 2007, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Fuck Michael Bay

    by Razorback

    Just for his bullshit comments, I am going to see DH4 10 times and will download Transformers and share it with all my friends. ;)

  • May 13, 2007, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Does he still wish i was with Demi?

    by SteffanLongdon

    Does he still wish i was with Demi? I wish i was.

  • May 13, 2007, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Mr Willis Bruce : Read this to have good fortune.

    by La Frog

    Our son is waiting for you Mr Willis, Bruce! I'm that very elegant lady who can give oral pleasure while singing the national anthem. One Eye Bang. Remember me? We met while you were shooting your big success here in HK, some Marine commando film. Was that The Seventh Seal? I named the boy Wilbur, as we discussed, that night on that junk in 82. Wilbur is now a very big boy. He has your eyes and my brains, luckily. Many kisses Bruce. You're still the best, even though a 4th Die Hard was not really necessary. I love you egghead.

  • May 13, 2007, 7:19 a.m. CST

    "NoF*CK'Nsh!tLADYdoIsoundLIKEi'mORDERIN'aPIZZA?!"

    by JDanielP

    Ya gotta love that dialog. And I hope to watch all three DIE HARDS before #4 kicks down the door.

  • May 13, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Yo Beebubbly

    by AroraBorealis

    Thought I would post on this talk back also to say Yo, Nice, BW, Very Nice. The Real AB

  • May 13, 2007, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Where did the Willis talkback go anyway?

    by Razorback

    No longer linked on the front page.

  • May 13, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Hudson hawk Special edition dvd

    by rumpunch5

    I love the film, but what happened to the special edition that was meant to be released last summer?

  • May 13, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Hudson Hawk ruled

    by Sappers Forward

    It pisses me off that the critics keep bashing Hudson Hawk...the movie ruled! Fuck the critics. Fuck them in their eye sockets! BJN74 you better be listening!

  • May 13, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST

    damn straight sappers!

    by theonecalledshoe

    I liked Hudson Hawk. The lines willis delivered worked with a smirk. I only the few simple questions as before for Mr. Willis. As for the Sly comparision, please, Arnie, Sly, and Brucie are a buncha brothers.

  • May 14, 2007, 2:24 a.m. CST

    f unions.

    by jbristow

    seriously? f them... crossing union picket lines is "not cool", but spitting on people who don't support your cause iS? And spitting is the very tip of the iceberg that is the intimidation, violence, coercion, thievery and thuggery that unions will resort to when you do so much as suggest they're a larger part of the problem than they are of the solution...

  • May 14, 2007, 2:30 a.m. CST

    ...and how the f have none of you mentioned BW's best..

    by jbristow

    BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS is a f'ing masterwork. It's certainly the equal of, and may be superior to, 12 Monkeys, Unbreakable, Die Hard and 5th Element.

  • May 14, 2007, 4 a.m. CST

    This is rubbish.

    by ScarranHalfBreed

    As the film will be. This is called "Picking up the pieces" - a vain effort at trying to scrape back some credibility for a film that the executives can see is crap, so they're chopping it up to make sure more people see it. 2007 is already looking to be a terrible year for movies, and this would-be disappointment of a film tears me up. I love all three Die Hards, and this just tears me up.

  • May 14, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Unions are trouble

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Back as a teen and college student, working in a union didn't do anything for me except cost dues. As a working adult, I've still yet to see their usefulness. My wife's in one, and it sucks. I am a union of one. I collective bargain for myself, all others piss off. Good for Bruce if followed his gut on an issue. Just because you are many in number doesn't mean you're right.

  • May 14, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Impulse, grrrrrr!

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I don't know about the Bruce line-crossing in particular to speak to that issue. And, like most people, my knowledge of unions (apart from labor law class back in school) comes soley from my personal experience in them (and the wife's). Like you said, "many are crap." If I erred, it was making a sweeping generalization that they all suck. There's probably some good ones out there, I just haven't encountered 'em yet

  • May 14, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Hollywood as it used to be.....

    by croat

    I want more movies like Cobra, Dirty Harry, The Last Boyscout, Heartbreak Ridge, Platoon, Southern Comfort... Is it just me or you also think that Hollywood is going in a wrong way this years.... All new movies are Runaway Bride-type.... Tell me...am i going mad or do you agree that something must be done

  • May 14, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    bruce, you shoulda walked

    by jub3i

    away when they came at you with a PG-13 rating... if john fucking mcclane isn't in the film, they don't make it.<br><br> STAND YOUR GROUND NEXT TIME BRUCE!!!!!!!!!

  • May 14, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST

    he should have?

    by Rebs

    Just guessing here but I don't think B cares about yr should have

  • May 14, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST

    My Mom is a Whore

    by Agent Michael Scarn

    Bruce if you want my mom, take her

  • May 14, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Hey Agent Michael Scarn,

    by mrfan

    If Bruce turns her down then how about giving Mrfan a turn. If Bruce does take her then how about sloppy seconds.<p> please.

  • May 14, 2007, 9 p.m. CST

    I've seen people fired after 10,15, even 25 years.

    by JDanielP

    UNIONS fight for you when you need them to, when you've done no wrong. I've worked in both situations and it's sickening what employers can (sometimes) get away with. When the day comes that your employer manages to find a way to convince you to move on...or to even drop you from the company, maybe you'll consider Unions more favorably. People deserve better living standards. Just because you don't work behind a desk and wear a suit, just because you live by the sweat on your back, doesn't mean you don't deserve a fair standard of living. Fuck the greedy. How do you like them apples? If Bruce is anti-union, then fuck'em. WAKE UP, America. Hell, ...wake up, WORLD!

  • May 14, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Live Free or Die Hard or Walter B will kick your ass!

    by Scott Pierce

    Many talkbackers may jump on me since I haven't been a frequent poster here. I actually registered back for the Sly question time period and had my question chosen. Been a long time reader of the site so please be gentle with me. Actually, I don't care, I can take it. Back on Topic: So Bruce, I'm really psyched for the further adventures of John McClane unlike a good friend of mine and some posters here. My friend is concerned because of the director since he hates the Underworld films and I'm not a fan either, but this is an entirely different animal and the trailer kicks ass so count me in. And my mom can't wait either- I owe my love of movies to her. So good luck and hope it does well and satisfies the naysayers. I could ask questions all day, but might just send a really good one along to Harry for the offical question section and maybe I'll be lucky for a second time. I'd just like to say I've always enjoyed you even though on occasion the films are not up to par, you always are and admire that you pick interesting and challenging roles like Sixth Sense or Pulp Fiction and most recently Grindhouse without a care in the world to what everyone may think. You do it for yourself and that always shines through. I was just wondering about the time you spent with Tom Atkins on Striking Distance. He's a personal favorite of mine who didn't have the career he deserved and is a hell of a nice guy when I met him. And on a side note, Jane March is so hot, what a lucky guy you were to be in bed with her even though it was make believe. Wonder what ever happened to her- never see her in anything. Take it easy. You are the man. Best, Scott

  • May 15, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Bruce in Japan...

    by idahomer

    http://tinyurl.com/369r38

  • May 15, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Hey Mrfan

    by Agent Michael Scarn

    I'll need twenty dollars up front

  • May 17, 2007, 3:10 a.m. CST

    just sent Bruce the first round

    by HEADGEEK

    of your questions.

  • May 17, 2007, 3:45 a.m. CST

    THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED

    by antonphd

    Did you guys catch that on the LFDH commercial on Lost tonight? Interesting?

  • May 17, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST

    I hope you just used Vern's posts

    by just pillow talk

    of Krack's list of questions that he compiled....

  • May 17, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    punisher!!

    by newuser

    OK i think bruce shoudl be punisher in the second installment....that would rock as we al know by now bruce is the single greatest action hero ever.....

  • May 17, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST

    look up

    by newuser

    I really can spell by the way

  • May 17, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Harry, get us Mel Gibson

    by Spandau Belly

    and I'll ask him 100 questions myself!

  • May 17, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    question for bruce

    by leveldwella

    would Bruce support Ron Paul in 08?

  • May 17, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    thanks for the update

    by CherryValance

    this should be fun

  • May 18, 2007, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Harry - re: Michael Bay

    by Chilli815

    Any chance you could get Michael Bay to show up in a TB? That'd be pretty hilarious.

  • May 18, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    Michael Bay can´t read

    by CuervoJones

    i´m sure

  • May 18, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    DH4 ratings issue

    by jilkit

    Are we still talking about the DH4 (and Perfect Strangers) rating issues? Because I think I’ve figured it out. Am guessing that attracting a younger audience is only part of the reason for the heavy editing. Possibly the studios not only want to make the films accessible to younger viewers, they also want to make sure the films are viable for commercial television, while saving the more explicit stuff for the “Extended, Director’s Cut” editions of the DVD, thereby maximizing the dollar value of the film. Make sense?

  • May 18, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Why don't they release BOTH a PG-13 & R rated version?

    by Mogwai Democracy

    Seriously. Why not just have both versions released simultaneously to theatres? Most of the bigger theatres will already be playing the film on two screens anyway. Why not just have one of them be the PG-13 version for the kiddies and the other one be the R? That way, everybody is happy. I'd imagine this move could only increase their potential for profits, since they would have all the bases covered. Hell, they could even release a G-rated version if they wanted.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Mogwai Democracy

    by supersize

    I like the way you think sir!

  • May 21, 2007, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable

    by Knugen

    Harry, could u please, if u haven't already, ask Bruce what he thought of the end of Unbreakable - specifically the epilogue in the form of the horrendous texts. Those ruined an otherwise outstanding film!

  • May 21, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    I'd have to agree with Gany on that one...

    by just pillow talk

    so much hate and venom would be spewed against him...except of course for you Gany. Hugs & kisses for Bay!

  • May 24, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Die Hard 5, hard men

    by Lillyan

    With Clooney, Eastwood, Connery, Segal. Iam mouth-watering already. But........ Bruce is my favorit. Love you and love all your movies and CD's.