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[on what Ján Kadár
taught him while at AFI] What he used to make me memorize was the shots. He'd say, "Ok, learn that movie!" - by learn that movie he meant; you sit down with a bunch of pile of paper and pencils and write - shot for shot - the movie from memory. I learned a bunch of movies that way. I learned 8½
(1963) that way which is a very complex film. I learned A Clockwork Orange
Sentenced to federal prison to serve a one-year term for lying to FBI agents, after losing his appeal of his conviction in 2010 (January 15, 2013).
Often shows characters speaking in a foreign, unsubtitled language. According to McTiernan, this habit comes from the countless foreign films he saw as a student.