The Guns of Hollywood

Underdude

New Member
I've worked in film in the past and even rented out a few of my firearms, but was unable to consult. Only one film was accurate all around.

What bugs you about them?
Unlimited ammo?
Sound effects?
Historically inaccurate?
Operation?
I hate the "take off the safety" on something with no manual safety, such as Glock or Sig
 

Midnight Raver

Active Member
I personally hate all of the above, but a minor infraction once in a while isn't too bad. After all, they are only movies and such.

Worst of all is stuff that badly sends the wrong message to kids- more fodder for the PC liberal Antifirearm fanatics. If people like that didn't let their kids at all of the bad stuff, they might actually be a little more educated in real world interaction. :idea:
 

fordnut

Active Member
1) Unlimited ammo

2) Long shots no problem...

3) and this is my ret peeve...changing guns and think we dummy's won't notice///

Last night I was watching Hawaii 5.0....Mc Garret drew his weapon as he walked in the front door...then, when he entered the next room, his piece had a light hanging from it...

Come on Hollywood...Give us a little more credit...

Steve
 

biganimal

Member
what about the coppers shooting a full mag at a car on not one hole appears in the body or glass. they didnt miss cuz the bullets hitting the car made sparks
 

Shrapnel762

New Member
How about when they cock the trigger on an automatic pistol? Or grenades that shoot sparks and flames and such.

My biggest irk is everythime there is a pump shotgun it gets racked 10 times before firing, or everytime the character says something "profound"
 

jmt2566

New Member
people shot with a handgun are knocked back 10 feet & dead before they hit the ground and they only have a trickle of blood emerging from the entry wound- no exit wound.
 

Frost

Active Member
Guys that get shot multiple times in the torso and can still whup a half a dozen bad guys.
Guys that get shot and 20 minutes later they are good as new.
 

C_Carson

New Member
What everyone else said, plus:

1. When people are firing one handed and there is NO recoil whatsoever
2. When you see a real "baddie" flinching as he shoots, even though he's s'posed to be all tough and gun gritty. If you got a part like that, go to the range and practice for eff's sake!
 

indyuj

New Member
Can we have a "good" guns-in-movies side-thread?

'Raiders of the lost Ark' has several of my favorite gun moments. The scene where he is packing his suitcase and says something like "don't worry, I'm always careful"
and then you see a beautiful old, well-used, S&W 1917 hand-ejector, tossed into the case. I've been in love with those old Smiths ever since.

And---later in the film---when (he's in Egypt now) the crowd suddenly parts and he is confronted with the giant swordsman with the menacing laugh---- he wearily pulls out his pistol and drops the guy in his tracks. I remember the film had JUST come out only a day or two before when I went to see it the first time, and neither I or anyone knew anything about this new movie---or about this scene---(and here, at least, there is no Hollywood miracle shooting---its only about a 10 yard shot)---so the whole theater just exploded in uproarious laughter....


A quintessential American moment (that scene) and, solution to a middle-eastern problems---heh.

(there is some gun-changing in this movie too from what I read.)



JB---who actually has lots of M.E. friends...
 

fordnut

Active Member
I will always remember John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn...Colt 45 revolver in one hand, Winchester lever action in the other, and the reins of ol' BO in his teeth....and a great line from the same movie...."Fill your hands you SOB's...Here I come"


Steve
 

Frost

Active Member
Go ahead and start the thread.
We love discussion.

I have some favorite moments I will save for the new thread.
 

Midnight Raver

Active Member
C_Carson called it right about the recoil factor- I hate it even moreso when you see the big guns, meaning artillery or antitank weaponry. Just belching out a cloud of smoke and flame looks pretty lame to me. Most don't even do that for real.
 

Shrapnel762

New Member
I forgot...shooting handguns and submachineguns in closed spaces (enclosed rooms ect.) and then talking normal or whispering to each other.
 

indyuj

New Member
Midnight Raver said:
C_Carson called it right about the recoil factor- I hate it even moreso when you see the big guns, meaning artillery or antitank weaponry. Just belching out a cloud of smoke and flame looks pretty lame to me. Most don't even do that for real.


heh! I remember going to see the movie 'Patton' when it came out----they used completely non-vintage tanks in the big battle with Rommel's forces---almost ruined the movie for me. My friends couldn't understand why I was so disillusioned. ha! I've learned to appreciate the movie for its other good qualites since then but those post WW2 tanks still gall me.
One of the great things about "Saving Private Ryan" was that they got the gear so 'Right'.
 

Underdude

New Member
Aren't the tanks in the movie "Patton" actually Patton tanks (M60)? I believe most of the German tanks were wrong as well. Correct models would have been Panzers, right?
 

indyuj

New Member
OK----

I remembered another favorite western (or east-meets-western) from my teenage days--called 'The Red Sun'.

Ursula Andress (yes) had been captured by injuns (if I remember right) and staked out with green rawhide to die in the sun----around her neck were rawhide strips about like shoelaces---
along comes some white guys who cut her hands loose with a knife---but when the knife man makes a move to cut the now-very-tight laces around her throat---Charles
Bronson waves him off and says, "too dangerous!"---then he tells her to hold still---and SHOOTS the laces off without touching her skin!

Better than even I can do on a GOOD day----sheesh. (heh)
I couldn't find a clip of the scene howsomever.

JB in the Upstate.
 
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