Thursday, December 26, 2013

They Look So Small

So, I catch a part of a movie the other day.  Just out of boredom.  The Mummy.  I noticed a pistol.  It looked like a 1911, but it was too small, seemingly.  Could it be a Colt Pocket Hammerless?  And why?  What an odd model pistol to put in the hands or a Brit character in the Egyptian desert.  The hammerless, I mean.  A 1911 makes sense.  More than a pocket pistol in an action movie.

I checked resources, and yup, it was a 1911.

This is not the first time.  Why, on the big screen, does a full size pistol look three quarter size to me?  Odd.  It's not like Hollywood is full of big actors.  It's not like I haven't handled a 1911.


JD Rush said...

Brendan Frasier is 6'3" per IMDB. John Hannah is listed as 5'10". Not all actors need runt boxes to appear as leading men.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Yeah, they're both short. I get it.

Old NFO said...

I don't know that they've used 'cut down' pistols to bulk up actors, but it's more of what the prop house has on stock. The movies tend to bulk order- I need 15 pistols, 9 rifles, and 3 bazookas... :-)