Humour

Why does Hollywood still dish out starring roles to guns?

The fatal shooting on a movie set shouldn't surprise anyone

07 November 2021 - 00:01

When the story broke about Alec Baldwin shooting and killing the director of photography on the set of the movie Rush (https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/lifestyle/2021-10-22-cinematographer-killed-director-wounded-after-alec-baldwin-fires-prop-gun-on-movie-set/), I was surprised. No, don’t be absurd; the source of my surprise wasn’t that this happened. I was just amazed that this was newsworthy. Folks fatally shooting each other on Hollywood movie sets shouldn’t be an event.

The tragic incident reminded me a quote I read in this newspaper in the early '90s: “no-one has ever accused Hollywood of having any style. In fact, it is the only society that went from primitive to decadent without ever reaching a civilised level.”..

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