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Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on June 20, 2009, 20:48:
...because it has frustrated me for a long time now. What is it with movies and blood? I mean, the bent elbows in movie CPR I understand - you'd be a fool at best and murderer at worst to do real CPR on a beating heart - but what is it with the dark purple or orangey blood? Sometimes, in a R-rated movie, or horror flick, you get the proper red stuff, but otherwise, it's usually more of a purple or, in the case of a movie I saw this weekend, orangey. WTF? Fresh blood, be it pooling on the ground or spreading over a white shirt, is red. Bright, bloody red. That hemoglobin binds oxygen quickly and tightly. Even blood from veins turns red when it hits the open air. Believe me, for I have seen. Does the MPAA or whoever it is that's in charge of rating movies get its collective panties in a twist when blood's its proper color? Is the viewing public considered to sensitive to see blood that looks like blood? And if that's the case, should we maybe rethink things a bit and instead of coloring blood purple so as not to offend, let blood be blood and spill less of it? Because this is getting really annoying.
Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on June 20, 2009, 23:41:
I don't really know, but I would guess that that it's the result of the special effects people mixing their own fake blood without a good recipe or no knowledge of what real blood looks like.
Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on June 21, 2009, 02:12:
THAT is your complaint about how unrealistic movies ae today.

What about the peopel wo still run around after being shot or breaking bones.
Posted by fs (Member # 1181) on June 21, 2009, 02:42:
Based on a sample of one internet editorial, it seems like it's a combination of what looks good on film and making the ratings board happy.
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on June 21, 2009, 04:53:
______________________ Real _____________________

____ My grandson and I were discussing that very topic, during our trip to Washington. He was telling me about how real some of his video games were. I then asked him if " When a grenade goes off in front of you, do you see the sky go by two or more times, and did you pee your pants, or poop your pants, after you landed were your ears ringing. If none of that happened then it ain"t realistic."
Posted by Mr. Dave (Member # 1977) on June 24, 2009, 17:11:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
..." When a grenade goes off in front of you, do you see the sky go by two or more times..."

My understanding was that you don't so much "become airborne" as "fall over and bleed alot" (along with the other effects described.) Mind you, I have never experienced this directly, either first- or second-hand, and have every intention of continuing indefinitely to have never experienced this directly...
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on June 24, 2009, 18:00:
_________________ Mr. Dave _________

____ Because of the way a grenade is made it is possible that no fragments of the cast shell will come your way. The shock wave from the explosion may or maybe not lift you off your feet or propel you some distance. We went into a foxhole that took a morter round only two of the five in the hole picked up fragments the rest just were blown out of the hole, it depends on how the round or grenade comes apart.

____ Believe me when you are that close you start feeling for wet spots.
Posted by zorgon (Member # 546) on June 30, 2009, 14:05:
All I know about movie blood is that in "Night of the Living Dead" they used Bosco chocolate syrup, because it looked best on the black-and-white film stock they were using.

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