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Best gun play in a movie?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by IndridCold, May 27, 2004.

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  1. IndridCold

    IndridCold Member

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    Whats the best shoot-em up movie, or use of guns in a movie you've ever seen. My personal choice used to be Hard Boiled w/ Cho Yun Fat until I saw a relativley low budget movie called Equilibrium. It puts the Matrix to shame.
     
  2. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    Hollywood Gunplay

    Any more, the action in most movies that has bullets strikin' sparks off
    car doors and telephone poles leave me goin'... :rolleyes:


    My special favorite scenes are the bad guy bangin' away from behind a car with lead bullets singin' and sparks flyin'...and all at once he jumps out from behind cover into the open so he can get shot.
    Yeah! That's exactly what I'd do...:rolleyes:

    Most realistic that I've seen lately are:
    Band of Brothers
    Saving Private Ryan
    Thin Red Line
    Windtalkers

    Cheers!

    Tuner
     
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    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

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    Way of the Gun...most realistic gunplay in a movie. IWB holsters, C&L 1911s, long guns on tac slings, proper room clearing techniques, fingers off triggers, topping off magazines, one-handed press checks, double mag carriers on belts, proper round count during shoot-outs, frequent magazine changes....

    Haven't yet seen another movie that got it quite as right.
     
  5. stv

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    Way of the Gun, by far.
     
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    Since we are talking movies.

    The one-on-one in "The Art of War". Nice up close and personal.
    Almost like doning it with a knife just more adrenaline.

    Just my personal preference.

    wildehond
     
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    I'll agree with Marko - - -

    - - As I tend to do on many topics :). "Way of the Gun," for all the reasons he mentions, PLUS a one-handed reload. And, with all the bullets that had been flying immediately prior, one SERIOUS dude with a short .38 takin' care of business . . . .

    That's the best, MOST REALISTIC, use of firearms in a crime/adventure movie in recent years. I truly don't consider simple high volume of fire and a bunch of jumping, flying, hopping, tai chi moves to constitute GOOD gun play.

    War movies - - "Saving Private Ryan" and the TV series "Band of Brothers" are quite good. Decent ammo discipline, trigger control, aiming under pressure. Yep, some muzzles stray, but face it, you have dozens, hundreds, sometimes thousands of scared, adrenalized, young men moving in all directions, more concerned with survival than with range ettiquite. I think the fingers-off-triggers control was outstanding, given the circumstances, both as being portrayed, and by the actors playing the parts.

    Best,
    Johnny
     
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    Commando:what: :evil:
     
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    Black Hawk Down

    Highest round count/minute ever in a movie, isn't it?
     
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    Way Of The Gun is head and shoulders above any other movie I've seen in the gun department.
     
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    Way of the Gun and/or Thief
     
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    Equilibrium for the coolness factor; the final fight scene was original and fun to watch. Obviously not the most realistic, but fun.
     
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    Equilibrium was science fiction. As such, it was excruciatingly realistic, more so than the Hong Kong movies that inspired it. Given the postulated parameters of technology and training, its gun fu was just right.

    For the best gunplay in a movie, see Once Upon a Time in the West. It's in the acting, not in the props.

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    Snaky: ...looks like we're shy one horse. Harmonica: You brought two too many.
     
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    I sort of liked the volley fire by rank in, "Zulu"...

    The officers' Mk. VI Webleys were incorrect, though, standing in for Tranter and Adams models evidently not available to the prop department.

    Lone Star
     
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    In no particular order:

    HEAT (well, this has to be #1, but the rest are in no particular order)
    Unforgiven
    Band of Brothers
    Thin Red Line
    Glory
    Road to Perdition (despite the anti-gun rhetoric)

    I'm going to leave out Saving Private Ryan for a couple of reasons. First, you don't play Carlos Hathcock with an M1903A4. That one clock-tower through-the-scope scene blew the movie for me. Second, you don't detatch the scope and use it as a monoculor. Finally, where were the bullet cracks? You hear whizes and ricochets. You hear impacts. Why don't you hear the supersonic cracks of the bullets flying overhead? An MG-42 sounds like a rapid stacatto series of snaps followed by a distant echo (actually the muzzle report) which is a subdued thudding version of the cracks. It does NOT sound like it did in Saving Private Ryan. Other than that, most of the gunplay is good enough to pass in Hollywood.
     
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    Heat
    Ronin
     
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    Firefly , I know it's a scifi western but hey I'am strange. :neener:
     
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    Rob Zombie's "House of a Thousand Corpses".
     
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    "Tears in the Sun", a Bruce Willis SEAL flick showed very good gunhandling. The big question I had, though, was where were they packing all the ammo they shot off?
     
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    I like the professional gunwork in "The way of the gun", but one of the first I admired was "Thief". That movie really got me hankering for a .45, big time. There is not an excessive amount of shooting in this film and that can be as riveting as LOTS of shooting. At the end of the movie James Caan cleans out the baddies and he does a great, classic reload. Very gritty flick.
     
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    Gun movies

    How about the Clint Eastwood movie Pale Rider where he is seen reloading and carrying multiple pistols
     
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    Saving Private Ryan?
     

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    Just watched "Outlaw Josey Wales" - some mighty fine gun handling and some mighty accurate spitting:D I laughed hard at the poor dog getting nailed on the head.
     
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    Heat, Sniper and Reservoir Dogs.

    J.
     
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    the gunfight at the end of Scarface. and the best line from the movie "i'd like you to meet my little friend".
     
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