Just watched Taxi Driver (1976) for the first time, anyone know why he carve crosses into the top of his bullets? (pic related)
I think they did something similar in From Dawn Till Dusk, but that was to kill vampires, so does anyone know why he did this? Is it for show or does it somehow affect the bullet when shot?
It's a metaphor for how he wanted to rid the earth of scum, or in other words the bad influences of satan. By putting crosses on his ammunition, he is addressing that spiritual aspect of the conflict.
When Travis said that he was "God's lonely man", he was being literal. Travis is a direct disciple and messenger of God. Scorsese is a very religious filmmaker.
> looks like that's a FMJ round
Do you always comment onshit you know little about?
See the grey part on top of the copper part? It is a semi jacketed soft point. Most probably a 38 spcl or 357 mag. The X was a way way to force bullet expansion and/or fragmentation. The idea is that by fragment ion on impact, multiple smaller wound channels would be created.
There are better ways to do this now, starting with hollow points and frangible rounds.
>the symbol that represents the means through wich our lord and saviour Jesus Christ forgived us all in the name of God and The Holy Spirit, for we are ignorant and know not what we do
I want pagans to leave
Haha, are there any films that uses that term? All I've heard that from was in "In Bruges"
No better way to prove you're edgy than playing Russian Roulette with a bullet. I'd like to see someone strike down on one a bit too hard.
FMJ has the whole bullet jacketed by copper. A semi jacket or otherwise known as soft point has all but the nose jacketed leaving the tip as raw lead. this lets the round travel through the barrel with limited residue while also allowing raw lead to strike the target and mushroom.
>bullets are perfectly fine being millimeters from exploding rounds when in normal use
>light tapping will cause them to go off