HE may have over $223m box office figures for ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’, and is on first name terms with Hollywood’s A-listers but director John Moore said this week that his hometown of Dundalk is never far from his thoughts.
At the launch of the Gathering History project at the County Museum in Dundalk, John turned the camera on himself and spoke on video from Hollywood California of his love for the town.
And he paid tribute to his former teacher Tom Murphy and said it was Tom who inspired him to carve out a career as a film director.
John has made blockbusters such as Behind Enemy Line, The Omen, and of course the fifth instalment in the Die Hard series.
“I met one of the first big influences of my life at the Redeemer school in Dundalk,” said John through a video at the launch of this project which has been created by Harry Lee and Jason McGee.
The video interview featuring John is now part of the www.gatheringhistory.com project devised by Jason McGee, Harry Lee and the County Museum Dundalk.
He offers an insight into life growing up in Dundalk.
The Gathering History Project will continue throughout the Gathering Year.
If you are from Louth, living abroad and would like to be a part of the project please email@example.com.
John Moore’s interview and others including Jim Corr can be viewed atwww.gatheringhistory.com.
Gathering History organisers Jason McGee and Harry Lee are delighted with the early success of the project. “To speak to John Moore and for him to say straight away ‘anything for Dundalk’ was music to our ears,” said Harry.