Using the 1988 movie “Die Hard,” I’ll show you how to watch movies like a pro. One way is to notice and interpret the obvious character types.

What’s a character type? A clear identity marker that shows what group a character belongs to. In “Die Hard,” there are race, class, and nationalistic identity markers, among others.

I’ll analyze Die Hard’s use of character types, and I’ll sort out how the movie creates political and moral structures using these types.

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