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Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 hours ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
No difference. Once the gun is in your hands, it...

No difference. Once the gun is in your hands, it is your responsibility to inspect it. Doesn't matter if another person assures you it is unloaded. Doesn't matter who that person is. It is now your...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 hours ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Harnesses are not known deadly weapons. Harnesses...

Harnesses are not known deadly weapons. Harnesses are safety devices. They have no intended design function of bringing harm to another person when they are working as they are designed to work. A...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 hours ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Except handling a camera does not come with the...

Except handling a camera does not come with the moral responsibility of a deadly weapons.

Except that, as an actor, he has not even personally handled a camera.

A disanalogy on two counts.
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Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 4 hours ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Because up until that point he was able to...

Because up until that point he was able to outsource his personal responsibility for handling a deadly weapon to another party. His privilege allowed him to externalize the costs of competence to...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 4 hours ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Fair point. Nevertheless, they were aping the...

Fair point. Nevertheless, they were aping the Hollywood model of leaving everything to a "prop master."






All these years, and I still have not taught you to avoid the genetic fallacy...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 hours ago
Replies: 12
The Definitive List of Fictional Movie Books
Posted By Corax
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Title: All of Them Witches

Film: Rosemary's Baby (also a miniseries)



Review: Best prenatal/expecting parent book of the...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 6 hours ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
I am just noting that Baldwin has a share of...

I am just noting that Baldwin has a share of blame. That's it.

(https://consequence.net/2021/10/alec-baldwin-shooting-crew-walked-off-set/2/)

Sounds like other people, as I have already said,...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 6 hours ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
They're going to make movies about this. First it...

They're going to make movies about this. First it will be a documentary, then a "journalistic: re-creation of events, and then as pure entertainment. There are too many elements for storytellers not...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 7 hours ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Sure there is. Chance operates everywhere. We are...

Sure there is. Chance operates everywhere. We are all the beneficiaries and victims of chance.

Controlling for contingency is what codified rules of safe handling were developed.



Not...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 7 hours ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
It's a tragedy mixed with negligence. People who...

It's a tragedy mixed with negligence. People who make mistakes with guns (including cops and "gun nuts") are quite often decent people who make a horrible lapse in judgment. They should be judged,...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 10 hours ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Gun nut? Sorry, this one isn't on the gun...

Gun nut? Sorry, this one isn't on the gun community. Your politics are showing.



Yes, actually you do. A gun doesn't stop being a gun just because it is a movie set. Calling it a "prop"...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 11 hours ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Hollywood appears to have a good safety record...

Hollywood appears to have a good safety record relative to guns. I believe many more people have been killed and injured on movie sets by explosions, horses falling over, light stands falling over,...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 12 hours ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
We shall see. I bet that the people who sue him...

We shall see. I bet that the people who sue him throw everything, the kitchen sink, a bag of chips, and wet spaghetti at him.



First and foremost, I am concerned with how a real person...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 13 hours ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
A gun that shoot real bullets is NOT a prop gun....

A gun that shoot real bullets is NOT a prop gun. It is a real gun. He didn't shoot a prop person. He shot a real person.

The law does not absolve you of personal responsibility. The shooting took...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 13 hours ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Good trigger discipline or not, I would still...

Good trigger discipline or not, I would still expect him to know the bonehead simple manual of arms for a Colt SAO revolver (aka THE revolver Hollywood features most prominently in Westerns). He...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 13 hours ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
It's not hard to learn. Anyone who picks up a...

It's not hard to learn. Anyone who picks up a firearm has an obligation to become familiar with the manual of arms for that weapon, especially before pointing that weapon in the direction of another...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 day ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
It's starting to look like this was a real mess. ...

It's starting to look like this was a real mess.



https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-10-22/alec-baldwin-rust-camera-crew-walked-off-set
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 day ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
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The 4 Rules applies to everyone. They apply everywhere, all the time, to anyone competent to hold a weapon. One who is not...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 day ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
There is a database for guns in movies ...

There is a database for guns in movies

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Main_Page

It details which firearms are real and fake or fudged to be another gun (a lot of real guns are featured in films). ...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 day ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Authenticity, I suppose. Also, it's simple...

Authenticity, I suppose.

Also, it's simple to fire blanks through a real gun, which makes it convenient.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 day ago
Replies: 94
Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun
Posted By Corax
Re: Alec Baldwin accidentally kills crew member with prop gun

The word is that they were not filming on this day, but prepping for shooting. Perhaps they were working on blocking a scene. Word is that it was a real gun and not a prob gun (e.g., one made of...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 12
The Definitive List of Fictional Movie Books
Posted By Corax
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Title: How I Did It by Victor Frankenstein (not to be confused with "If I Did It" by O.J....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 12
The Definitive List of Fictional Movie Books
Posted By Corax
Re: The Definitive List of Fictional Movie Books

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Title: The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows (aka The Nine Doors)

Film: The Ninth Gate

Review (Amazon): "Still have not had...