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- Sep 18, 2007
Alec Baldwin discharges a prop gun on the set of Rust, leaving cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead and director Joel Souza critically injured.
That's why this isn't a Brandon Lee situation at all.That fucking sucks, man if it was a stunt person or whatever that would still be horrible but the cinematographer damn.
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on the New Mexico set of the film “Rust” after she was shot by a prop gun fired by the film’s star and producer, Alec Baldwin. IATSE Local 44, which covers prop masters, sent an email to its members early Friday morning that said the gun used in the scene contained “a live round” and the production’s propmaster was not a member of Local 44. Director Joel Souza also was hit and injured by a bullet and was treated at an area hospital before being released.
The incident took place October 21 at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe County. It is under investigation.www.yahoo.com
Yeah, I mean if nothing else there should be a paper trail as to who handled the prop before the scene was shot, or whatever. Its possible that someone tampered with the gun and put a live cartridge in the cylinder (edit) even after safety checks were done. And who knows, it could have been Baldwin.If so, they need to lock his ass up post haste. I’m not a detective but this should be pretty cut and dry as to establishing what happened and who is at fault.
We don’t need Columbo on this. Andy and Barney will suffice.