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Old 05-02-2010, 06:20 PM
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You usually don't see them being chambered; you just hear the sound of the weapon being cocked. That's entirely the fault of the folly editors who think that it sounds cool to hear guns being cocked all the time.
It's spelled "Foley" not "Folly" but then I could call it "Folly" hahahahaha

But people are too hard on the sound effects editors. They have to accede to the wishes of the director, who wants 'dramatic effect' and many times the audience themselves expect certain things even though they are not accurate. What I don't like is people with asperger's syndrome blaming the production and post production crew for stuff that's the decision of the director. Many times the lame stuff is forced upon the crew........
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:36 PM
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It's spelled "Foley" not "Folly" but then I could call it "Folly" hahahahaha
Haha, good call. Freud was right.

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But people are too hard on the sound effects editors. They have to accede to the wishes of the director, who wants 'dramatic effect' and many times the audience themselves expect certain things even though they are not accurate. What I don't like is people with asperger's syndrome blaming the production and post production crew for stuff that's the decision of the director. Many times the lame stuff is forced upon the crew........
I think it's a more a matter of ignorance, not Asperger's Syndrome. Being a non-Aspie means that it's hard for me to fathom directors micro-managing the foley editors to that extent.

Actually, screw that, I'm lying to myself. If I were directing a movie with guns, I'd probably tell the foley editor specifically NOT to insert the sound of guns being cocked so frequently.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:44 AM
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There's got to be other ways to tell on screen that the character realizes someone is pointing a gun at their head from behind. In real life, you wouldn't hear the gun point at you.
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The hero always has hundreds of extra rounds on his person with no apparent means of actually carrying them...
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Or the hero who in a scene before seemed to have an endless supply of ammo, is OUT of ammo when confronting the main villain, triggering a fist fight of needless bad assery
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Whenever you have a gang of bad guys, the leader will always carry a fancier handgun than his henchmen. Usually, that means that his gun will have a stainless or nickel finish, while his thugs all carry standard blued pistols.

And it seems as though nickel or two-tone Jericho 941s are the standard pistol for the head bad guy (think "Live Free or Die Hard", "Casino Royale", "Under Siege 2", "Tomb Raider 2", etc.), while the others will always have standard 9mm Berettas, Glocks, SIGs, etc.
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El Hefe's sidearm is always either chambered in a puny caliber or unpractically overpowered
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:13 AM
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The diminishing law of ninja states that when the hero is confronted by more than 2 baddies, he will either never get hit by a bullet and all his shots are kills.


The bigger the gun that his held in one hand, the more bad ass, like Desert Eagle, .44 Magnum, sawed off double barrel shotgun
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Are you a poorly-funded terrorist cell, with barely enough money to finance a visit to Pizza Hut, never mind your own nefarious plans? Well, don't look now, but I think the shipping container full of Heckler & Koch G36s and SIG SG552s, magazines and ammunition for them might have something to do with it...

I'm looking at you, 24.

Snipers can and will use laser sights wherever necessary to ensure the shot goes where it needs to...even if said laser sight ruins the shot to begin with.

I can see why movies do this ("Hey, that dot wasn't there a second ago--HOLY--"), but...yeah.

The more exotic the gun, the more ridiculous any mentioned stats for it will be.

War. The Walther P99 that somehow fired 5.7x28mm rounds. I could stop there, but I'd be remiss in not mentioning that said rounds were depleted uranium with titanium shell casings. All that was missing was the "Double-Whammy" option. (Bonus points to whomever gets that one.)
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:35 AM
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speaking of double whammy.

Any shotgun fired at point blank range will either blow a large and clear hole through a door or wall and also send a man flying several feet back.

Gunfire is quiet enough for others to talk to each other casually without repeating.

A mag is called a clip and an Assault Rifle is a Machine gun

You almost never see a gun jam
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