- Aug 30, 2010
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- Frost Bite Falls, Minnesota
apparently many of the crew walked off the set earlier because of poor working conditions. this is what happens when you think the people below you are not that important to the success of the people at the top. Since Baldwin is apparent in charge of the production, the responsibility should be on him. regardless a 42 year old mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend to many lost her life because of someone else's negligence.
If the gun was expected to be loaded with a blank or blanks.SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show.apnews.com
I assume they were filming a scene when the accident happened. Yes, Baldwin could have checked the gun for himself, but I doubt that's standard operating procedure on a film set. Many actors probably wouldn't know how to safely do it themselves.
I doubt that I would notice the difference in checking the gun.
It was reported no union prop worker was present at the time of the shooting.
Safety was one of the issues for their walking out over poor working conditions, after 2 weapon misfires occurred in previous rehearsals.
Actors are asked to fire weapons during rehearsal to help them make fake recoil look natural because blanks don't generate recoil like live ammo.
The woman shot was helping him to make things appear real and may even have instructed him to aim at a target out of camera range to make it look natural.
Would certainly add to his feelings of guilt if he chose her as his off camera target.