Alec Baldwin is a moron.
Alec Baldwin is an asshole.
Big walkoff on the set due to long hours, bad working conditions, production not wanting to pay for nearby hotel. Would not be surprised if someone loaded the run with real ammo, just for the heck of it to test how dumb folks can be.
Even a squib load stuck in the barrel is enough for a fatal event. It comes from carless handling of prop guns.
It was confirmed to be a blank in the chamber but there could have been debris in the barrel. The whole production was roughshod and this is the result.
Yeah, it is called a squib load. For closeups, they use different rounds...ones that have the cap, but no powder, but they have the firing pin. If fired, the ignition is enough to lodge the cap in the chamber. Then blanks loaded for sound and fire, and blows the cap out.
Baldwin likely was firing towards the camera, which is why the cinematographer was hit.
I think a squib load is what killed Brandon Lee.
Using real guns in movies is plain stupid. There have been too many of these accidents. Like or dislike Alec he’s never going to get over this. Most likely they were shooting a scene. Let’s hold off judgements until we know what happened. The union that represents the people that do monitor this but were not on set have said there was a live round in the gun. It makes sense since two people were hit.
My judgment that he is a moron is based on things he did and said long before this. Now he is just a dangerous moron.
Gun safety. It's not optional.
Given the quality and affordability of decent CGI these days, why are blanks still being fired in the first place?
CGI usually still doesn't look quite right (for anything, not just guns) to "the experts".
But yeah, Arec Barrween is a useresss to me now.
Looks like it was a single live round. Went through the camerawoman's chest and hit the director behind in the shoulder. :-(
Whatever Alec Baldwin is or was is irrelevant. He did not shoot her on purpose. It was a tragic accident. Something he will have to live with for the rest of his life.
Being stupid is relevant to most things. Sorry.
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