“Film makers have been banned from shooting action scenes in Paris in the wake of the terrorist shootings which left 20 people dead,” dailymail.co.uk reports. “It means that the kind of classic segments which have thrilled generations of movie lovers cannot be repeated.” Why should they be repeated when you can see them on Netflix? “Announcing the measure, police commander Sylvie Barnaud said: ‘There’s a problem with these action scenes, as the actors in uniform could be targets for terrorism.'” Mistaken identity not police assassination isn’t the only risk . . .
‘Also the actors could cause confusion for the general public during this highly-sensitive period.’
The police chief said anyone displaying fake weapons in the French capital would have them confiscated, while pyrotechnics were also banned.
TTAG tipster RK ain’t got time for that. “I guess all the closed streets, cameras, lights, trucks and signs that say movie production in progress wouldn’t clue them in to the fact a movie shoot was in progress?”
As for the implication that fake terrorists or police or victims could confuse the public, who cares? French folks’ right to bear arms was perdue long before Frank started selling chickens.
Here’s an idea: les flics should ban real terrorist attacks. That way no one would be confused. Just sayin’ . . .