Skip to comments.Sundance Stars Sound Off On Gun Violence In Film (bwahahahahahahahaha)
Posted on 01/23/2013 8:21:57 PM PST by doug from upland
The Sundance Film Festival isn't home to many shoot-em-up movies, but action-oriented actors at the festival are facing questions about Hollywood's role in American gun violence.
Guy Pearce and Alexander Skarsgard are among those who say Hollywood shares in the blame.
"Hollywood probably does play a role," Pearce said. "It's a broad spectrum though. There are films that use guns flippantly, then there are films that use guns in a way that would make you never want to look at a gun ever again because of the effect that it's had on the other people in the story at the time. So to sort of just say Hollywood and guns, it's a broad palette that you're dealing with, I think. But I'm sure it does have an effect. As does video games, as do stories on the news. All sorts of things probably seep into the consciousness."
Skarsgard says it may be time to revisit the Second Amendment.
"The whole Second Amendment discussion is ridiculous to me. Because that was written over 200 years ago, and it was a militia to have muskets to fight off Brits," he said. "The Brits aren't coming. It's 2013. Things have changed. And for someone to mail-order an assault rifle is crazy to me. They don't belong anywhere but the military to me. You don't need that to protect your home or shoot deer, you know."
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Guy Pearce and Alexander Skarsgard - Who?
In the meantime: “Robert Redford has accused Paris Hilton of lowering the tone at his Sundance Film Festival by attending the event just to “party”.”
From another forum this comment: “98% films at Sundance are about gays eating pudding”.
Skarsgard was a bad guy in remake of DOG DAY AFTERNOON. The guy and girl inside the house certainly did need semi-automatic weapons to protect their house but did not have them.
This is Guy:
What’s this guy Pearce’s last name?
We need to start counter negotiating. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan are now over, so lets start pushing back on the Patriot act, and all these intrusive laws passed since 9/11/2001. If they want to reassure us that they are not tyrannical, then they need to stand down.
Doh! Yes, it was STRAW DOGS. I sometimes mix up canine movies. LOL
We were Brits at the time you moron.
Things have changed. And for someone to mail-order an assault rifle is crazy to me.
Geeze this guy is stupid. It hasn't been legal to order a firearm through the mail since 1968. Another infringement on the 2nd Amendment.
FWIW I don't own an assault weapon.
Those were tightly restricted by the National Firearms Act of 1934.
I do own a Tyranny Response Rifle.