Friday, October 15, 2010

Guns in Movies

I think this means Bruce Willis is on our side.  From the October 15, 2010 Daily Mail is a report that a proposal to remove a scene with Helen Mirren firing a machine gun almost caused Bruce Willis to walk:

The particular scene in question shows 65-year-old Mirren in a ball gown shooting an automatic weapon, and looking very comfortable doing it.

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  1. I wish we could say the same for Mirren herself.

    See here: "Over the last five years, I have become deeply involved in the Control Arms Campaign, run by Oxfam, Amnesty International and the International Action Network on Small Arms. I have visited South Africa and northern Uganda, and met children who have been raped at gunpoint, seen their parents shot, or been forced to become child soldiers.

    "In a week's time, the UN world conference on the small arms and light weapons trade begins in New York. This meeting is a chance for world governments to stop the uncontrolled flow of weapons around the world. They must seize this opportunity."


    I'll be seeing the movie anyway, for Willis and some of the others -- and because it looks like a ton of fun, including Mirren's character.

    But I'm getting tired of feeling like a traitor to the cause every time I step foot in a theatre.

  2. I had intended a comment along the lines of what djmooretx left, but he drilled even deeper into the heart of the matter.

    I found this via a link over at David Codrea's Gun Rights Examiner. It's a shame that Dame Helen Mirren can't differentiate between a tool and an action.

    I fight that traitorous feeling by watching most of my movies on Netflix. The studios undoubtedly still get a cut, but at least they can't count me in their box office receipts.

  3. "But I'm getting tired of feeling like a traitor to the cause every time I step foot in a theatre."

    The first time I saw "Cars" it occurred to me: this is a movie extolling virtue and sportsmanship, put together by actors, writers, directors, and so forth, who likely live the exact opposite of those values portrayed, but are portraying those values because they know it will bring them a lot of money.

    I don't know who voiced, wrote, directed, or whatnot, "Cars", so I may be wrong about this particular movie, but it was an interesting revelation nonetheless--and it's made it difficult for me to want to watch movies, even though I enjoy doing so.

    And Hollywood Elites have the nerve to call us Christians hypocrites!