At the beginning of the ‘Die hard’ we see Bruce presents in a limousine, medium shot has been exerted to introduce Bruce and the driver. By doing this as an audience we become aware of Bruce being not just powerful but also a rich person. While the limousine arrives there is a point of view angle to establish the area and a high, tall building stood up to show that they are going to end up in that building. So this gives the audience an idea of that something negatively is going to occur in that building.
During the event of the party in the huge building we also notice that everyone attending the party is in high status because everyone was wearing formal clothes and drinking wine showing the audience a posh party in progress.
When Takagi, Vice chairman Nakatomi investment group emerges from office and walks up to the balcony, the camera follows him to show the party in progress. At this scene there has been used a high angle shot to show us that he is in higher status than the people beneath. This gives the audience an impression that Takagi is financially rich and seems to have the power over the building.
After approximately a minute we see Holly sits at the desk and swivels her chair to face away from Harry and the camera. Establishing shot was applied to inform the audience that she is married to Bruce Willis and also that she owns the office which results that she is working in a high standard job. The audience notice that she is working at the job with a high rate of pay due to working in a huge posh building.
By mainly focusing externally and internally of the huge construction, the audience get to realise that something is going to happen inside the building later in the story.
Throughout the first few minutes of ‘Die Hard’ we don’t see any characters wearing informal clothes apart from when Holly speaks to her daughter and the housekeeper through the phone. This provided a quite a lot of economic scenes to the audience. As you may have been aware of the camera shots were about always focusing on the high class people and even the limousine were giving the audience an impression of business related and high status which results in economic and financials being implicated. By showing these sorts of scenes it gained the audience hints about financials is going to be mainly involved and may have also realised that there might be financial problems related to business later in the film.
Finally, from the first few minutes there are a lot of economic involved.
From deeply focusing on the first few minutes they offer the audience an enormous amount of information about the story they are about to see.