Should Guns Be Allowed On Movie Sets, Whether Fake Or Real?
The Outlaw, an American Western film directed by Howard Hughes in 1943, was a pioneer in the use of guns in film.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
A prop gun on a television set killed Jon-Erik Hexum, an American actor and male model, in 1984. Two years later, during the filming of The Crow, Hollywood actor Brandon Lee was killed by a firearm accident. This drew international attention and spurred modifications in the way Guns are handled on set. Given the potential for damage, one would believe that these improvements would be 100 percent effective, but that assumption was incorrect.
We might debate whether or not live rounds should be allowed on movie sets in the first place, or we could blame the prop coordinator. However, previous situations have elicited the same reactions! As a result, at this time in storytelling and filmmaking, we must address an important issue that requires an immediate response: “Considering the violence it causes in fiction and reality, should Guns still be a thing in movies?”
The Outlaw, an American Western film directed by Howard Hughes in 1943, was a pioneer in the use of guns in film. Since then, an Associated Press report from 2016 found that at least 43 individuals died on set in the United States between 1990 and the time of publication, with more than 150 others suffering life-altering injuries. What appeared to be a harmless tool for entertainment and realism has resulted in disastrous consequences that have spread beyond the confines of movies and into society.
A liberal viewpoint can advocate for the freedom to use weapons for enjoyment, hunting, defense, or any other reason. This notion, on the other hand, puts the lives and property of innocent people in jeopardy. Without a doubt, Guns improves the entertainment value of films, particularly those in the action genre. But how long will we be able to consume these performances without One questioning their morality before the pistol is pulled? Two, ‘considering the implications of the pulled trigger.’
We are way past the point of shouting for greater safety measures on movie sets, after so many life-threatening accidents and deaths! We can’t afford to lose time considering this, so another accident or death doesn’t happen to any crew member who is simply enjoying a good day’s work.
Finally, Hollywood has a role to play in preventing gun violence, Onset, and offset!
Wizkid Releases New Single ‘Bad To Me’
‘The Flight Attendant’ Season 2 Trailer
Follow Our Activities On Facebook
3 hours ago
4 hours ago
5 hours ago
#BigBrotherNaija “Level Up” Week 6
Though last Sunday Sunday was meant to be a “no-eviction” day, it came as a shocker when fake housemate, Modella…
Dating in 2022; Situationships Are Not For The Fainthearted
Situationships are defined as that space between a defined relationship and something other than a friendship. It is a romantic…
20 Questions With Dinta Media’s Visual Storyteller, Chimeremogo Nwoke
Dinta Media is not really just a media production brand but we like to see ourselves as a hub for…
How Are Nigeria’s Small Businesses Coping?
The current rising rate of inflation and other burdens against the Nigerian economy speaks to the realities of the times.
Thrifting Is All The Rave Now, Here’s Why
By Amy Adindu The affordable clothing movement has gained global attention and acceptance as we’re all trying to look like…
#BigBrotherNaija “Level Up” Week 2
Week 2 of the highly watched Nigerian TV show kicked off with an early plot twist. On Sunday, Big Brother…
#BlueTunes: Burna Boy, Omah Lay Top Album Picks For July
July was a promising month for music lovers; from Lizzo’s album titled Special and Imagine Dragons’ Mercury, (Acts 1 &…
#BlueTunes Album Picks For June
Gbagada Express – Boj Bolaji Odojukan, popularly known as BOJ, was raised both in England and Nigeria. He shot to…
“A Creative’s Dream” with Jeff Chinonso
On the 26th of June 2022, Jeff Chinonso hosted his first solo art exhibition. The Augmented Reality exhibition themed “A…
Nigerian API-based company Thepeer raises $2.1 million
Tech infrastructure startup Thepeer has raised a $2.1 million seed round according to a report from TechCabal. Thepeer, a Nigerian…
Dika Ofoma, Ugochukwu Onuoha take on grief in Debut Film “The Way Things Happen”
The twenty-minute film focuses on the loss of a loved one, and how grief changes a person.
Nigerian Startups might just be Crippled by a Recently Leaked bill
Over the years there has been talks of amendment on the 2007 Act of the National Information & Technology Agency (NITDA).
Why We Love Kelechi Amadi Obi
The definition of talent is Kelechi Amadi’s iconic story. Imagine a person who studies law in school, gets called to Bar, and leaves it all for something different and unrelated…Painting!
Leave a Reply