Wow, most moronic comment I've read yet. If you're somewhere where there's a real, fully operable gun, even if it's a movie set, that is the real world. I'm not even a "gun nut", but I know one of the basic rules is that no matter who hands you a gun, and what they tell you, you always check it yourself. To do otherwise is stupid and irresponsible. If that's not protocol on movie sets, then movie set protocol is stupid and wrong and needs to be changed. You can be damned sure while they were filming "The Deer Hunter" Walken and whichever actor handed him the revolver confirmed for themselves, with the participation of the armorer, that is was not loaded with live rounds or blanks before the camera rolled. Any intelligent, rational person would want to do that, whether it was a formal rule on the set or not. If Baldwin had done it, nobody would have got shot, but he failed. I don't expect you to to be able to comprehend any of that.
a month ago
I've just given you a crystal clear example of where the "real world" rules HAVE to differ from the movie set rules .
I cant put it any clearer so I wont bother typing it again .
ok , summary:
-gun pointed at head
-gun not checked when given
These vioklations of the "real world" rules were unavaoidable because they were exactly what the script called for.
I've no doubt they mitagated these risks by ensuring bullets were dummy before the scene started - and not fucking off to the shooting range to play with live ammo , as seems to have occured in baldwin's case.
I'm not suggesting movie sets should bot have safety , I'm saying the system that they do have HAS to be different.
Heres another example .
In the "Real world" one of the rules on driving a car is to not drive it faster than 70 mph
In a movie , when depicting a scene where somone is illegally driving a car over 70 mph , it may be neccassary to drive a car over 70 mph.
To achieve this SAFELY they employ a DIFFERENT set of safety rules .