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Originally posted by Bill Mullins:
The problem wasn't that they didn't have enough rules (like "no real guns on set"); the problem was that people didn't follow the rules that were in place.
It's early, but its beginning to look like Alec Baldwin's career may be over. Not because he fired the shot, his Hollywood community is rallying around him for the terrible accident so far.
Its because he was a main person, maybe the main person, in the production company and he was on set to see everything going on firsthand. He was the one practicing quick draws pointed at the camera when people were standing there. Unless the gun somehow went off by itself, he pulled the trigger. There were allegedly a series of errors specifically against gun safety protocols, including reports that unnamed crew members were using the same guns for target practice at night. Even the basic qualifications and work histories of the people in charge of handling these props have been brought into question.
Baldwin will be forgiven for being an Actor handed the wrong prop, but he won't be forgiven if the situation was caused by him being a Producer that was too cheap and too careless to provide for a safe set. I don't think they will ever go back to making Rust either. I don't think insurance would want to cover them if findings come out that prove safety violations occurred. If they are sued, they may just go bankrupt as the whole project was budgeted at 7M, quite small as an independent movie.
Again this is all alleged at this stage and the investigation continues.
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Originally posted by mykdude:
Nov 7th very sad to hear this.
Dang, I'm sorry to hear that. I've been watching reruns of 'Quantum Leap' on the SYFY channel for the last couple of weeks which would not be the same without his unforgettable performance as Al.
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I remember him well from "Quantum Leap" but also his starring role in "The Werewolf of Washington" (1973) which was featured on a local Saturday night horror/monster movie show at least twice. I had never heard of it before catching it maybe 8-10 years ago. "Hey, that's Dean Stockwell." I saw him most recently on an episode of "Star Trek: Enterprise," the reruns of which I've been watching rather regularly over the past few months.
Yeah, he was a solid actor. I hear he was a good guy too.
Originally posted by Raven:
Dean Stockwell was a really good actor and he had a wonderfully long career, but he should have been above the title. He tried to be a leading man when he was in his 20's and early 30's, but I think it was a time when many male actors needed to be more good looking than talented. He kept working, but got relegated to being the familiar face in supporting roles in both films and on TV.
Everyone seems to know him from Quantum Leap, but I didn't watch that show. Hate time travel plots. Besides all those supporting roles, I'd like to remember him best in an old TV movie called "Paper Man" when he did get to be the star for once. RIP Mr. Stockwell.
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"The Boy With Green Hair" is another unusual one from Dean, made when he was very young.
I'd just watched the original "Dune" the day before his passing. While that movie was hit and miss, it's probably what got him into "Blue Velvet" (as David Lynch made both). The lip-synching scene in that is one of the greatest moments in movie history.
Rest in peace, Dean Stockwell.
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