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Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 26 minutes ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
If so, you should not be handling that item at...

If so, you should not be handling that item at all. You should accept that item to be handed off to you if you are afraid of it and cannot check it for safety.


Your best bet would be to stop...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 34 minutes ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
On the contrary, it puts matters in perspective....

On the contrary, it puts matters in perspective. It only undermines what you imagine my narrative is, which is why I have been laboring to clarify his level of blame.



And Baldwin had his own...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 hour ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Again, that's not the comparison. Your persistent...

Again, that's not the comparison. Your persistent doubling-down on misreading is rather conspicuous now. We are not speaking of Baldwin or of rental cars here. Rather, the axis of comparison is...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 hour ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
The gun was loaded. He did not check. The first...

The gun was loaded. He did not check. The first rule is to assume that all guns are loaded. He was not attentive to the rules. He did not attend to the gun. He did not check the weapon. He shot and...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 hour ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
It's a fine analogy. It shows how a moment of...

It's a fine analogy. It shows how a moment of inattention by any of us in some contexts can result in death. And indeed, it is offered to argue against treating Baldwin as a sort of reckless monster....
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 hours ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
The analogy to which I was appealing was not that...

The analogy to which I was appealing was not that of Alec Baldwin driving a car. Rather, I was speaking of how we have all been distracted while driving and that only moral luck separates us from...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 hours ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
That's not the analogy I was appealing to. I was...

That's not the analogy I was appealing to. I was speaking of distracted driving as an example of comparable negligence (e.g., lighting a cigarette or working the radio). The analogy is not ridiculous...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 hours ago
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 hours ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
I think the objection raised in this case was not...

I think the objection raised in this case was not that the gun was "real" but that she did not check for a possible barrel obstruction before handing it off.

Another in this thread, of course,...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 hours ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Overconfidence leads to tragedy. Familiarity...

Overconfidence leads to tragedy. Familiarity leads to contempt. When standards get lax, a model with a single point of failure is exposed.

If Baldwin would have personally inspected the weapon...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 hours ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Hence my use of quotation marks. No,...

Hence my use of quotation marks.



No, it cannot. And yet the first rule of gun safety is to check anyway, that you personally must check as the handler. Why do you think that is?

It's not...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 hours ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
A blank can kill within 20 feet. There is...

A blank can kill within 20 feet. There is propellant and wadding that is ejected at high speed.

Also, the contempt for deadly weapons here is a bit concerning. A real gun is always a real gun...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 7 hours ago
Replies: 218
Dune (Denis Villeneuve, 2021)
Posted By Corax
They simplified the story a bit and slowed down...

They simplified the story a bit and slowed down the plot, which helps a lot.



Things left out...


The Spacing Guild. Guild navigators and their plotting and scheming. the cost of space...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 7 hours ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Our discussion has proven to be a clash of...

Our discussion has proven to be a clash of intuitions. If nothing else, it is interesting to note this much. This has proven to be a juicy controversy.

And how many of us, if we were handed a gun...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 12 hours ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
What Baldwin did on his most unlucky day on a set...

What Baldwin did on his most unlucky day on a set is no worse than what I have done on my luckiest day of driving. Remove the moral luck and I am in the same boat as he is but to be clear, if I had...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 17 hours ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Baldwin was still the most proximate cause. When...

Baldwin was still the most proximate cause. When someone hands you a gun, the buck stops with you. You have to check. The general vibe of "Screwed up situation all-around" smacks a little too much of...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 22 hours ago
Replies: 218
Dune (Denis Villeneuve, 2021)
Posted By Corax
Well, we get one nephew, right? The Beast Rabban...

Well, we get one nephew, right? The Beast Rabban is Bautista.



It is interesting to note that Drax (Bautista) hates Thanos (Brolin) for killing his family in the Marvel Universe. In the Dune...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 22 hours ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
A hard part is selling the recoil, I think. It...

A hard part is selling the recoil, I think. It looks fake when people just jerk their arms. Then again, we accept movie physics where a pistol knocks someone back 10 feet when they are shot, so I...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 23 hours ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Re: Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun

Sounds more like they were just trying to things on the cheap, hiring low-quality people because of $$$, which is still a failure to select by merit/need. Cheap often turns out to be expensive.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 23 hours ago
Replies: 21
What's the best genre of film?
Posted By Corax
So, you are into genres. You are into a genre of...

So, you are into genres. You are into a genre of art called "film."
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 21
What's the best genre of film?
Posted By Corax
Science Fiction. All the big ideas. ...

Science Fiction.



All the big ideas.



All the action.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 day ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Good God, this is like reading about a summer...

Good God, this is like reading about a summer camp run by a bunch of teenagers. Were they filming at Camp Lake Crystal?
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 day ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
A negligent discharge is a pretty big deal. This...

A negligent discharge is a pretty big deal. This set had two NDs before someone died. This isn't a screw up like putting a pin on the wrong lapel for continuity. These are life-and-death screw-ups. ...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 day ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Sure. Still, you kind have to scratch...

Sure.



Still, you kind have to scratch your head and ask how this person got the job and didn't lose the job after the first two times (!!!) there was a negligent discharge on set. It was only...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 day ago
Replies: 304
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
She is the daughter of Thell Reed, a rather...

She is the daughter of Thell Reed, a rather famous name in the business.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0715715/bio

She trained under Thell, so is he her point of access to the industry? It's...