Where's the blood?

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janice
Where's the blood?

Post by janice » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:22 pm

When Jesse finds Elkins on the carousel, he immediately tells the other officer to call the coroner. He did not even check to see if he was dead. There was absolutely no blood anywhere. How could you tell he was dead?

The Kirksy brothers told Jesse whatever Elkins told them about the location of the money while another officer was in the interrogation room. Wouldn't the police have this info too? Wouldn't they be doing the same thing Norman did - find out what building was being demolished and go after Cannon? Where were they? Why did they not stop the demolition?

Jesse and Norman know they have very limited time to get to the theatre, why did they not use hyperthrust on the way there?

There is a shot of the front of the theatre before Jesse gets there. It looks like a different building in a different location than the one that actually falls. I agree that it is too tall for a theatre.


hernesson

Where's the blood?

Post by hernesson » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:43 pm

More good observations.
I agree the theatre and the building that they demolished could not have been the same. I think it was apartment blocks.
If I'd thought I'd have asked Burton if he knew exactly where, but chances are he wouldn't have remembered and I also didn't want to seem too "fan boyish!" asking. LoL I think one of the Street Hawk novels actually names the name of the theatre and what street it is on in L.A

janice

Where's the blood?

Post by janice » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:46 pm

Norman does say the name of the theatre and the street it is on in the episode. I just finished watching it and cannot tell you either. The theatre name started with an "M". Manson? maybe. Ok. Now I have to go look.

Monarch Theatre - Garland Ave.

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Where's the blood?

Post by stef2 » Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:37 pm

I expect that the collapsing building footage is just stock footage.

hernesson

Where's the blood?

Post by hernesson » Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:05 am

Did you read the Burton interview about this scene? Funny. Yeah, I'm assuming they had to find stock footage of a collapsing building, as production delays meant that the building they had rigged got dropped, yet they demolished it anyway without the usual safety precautions!!!

janice

Where's the blood?

Post by janice » Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:42 am

One other thing that bothered me in this episode is when Norman discovers Cannon isn't Cannon, he calls the police department to give Jesse a message. He said it was life or death. How did he explain how he knew about Cannon when they didn't.

Jesse also never got the message. Couldn't they have radioed one of the patrol cars and given him the message? I have always thought that the officer that shows up when Jesse finds Elkins body should have been bringing Norman's message.

Why didn't Jesse at least have a radio when they were looking for Elkins? He could not even call for backup when he heard the shots.

What about Elkins standing spread eagle in that big window? He might as well have just shouted here I am. Come shoot me.

Did you notice where Jesse was when Cannon slipped away from him? He is in the background talking to a pretty woman. Cannon looks back at him then goes after Elkins.

I thought Rex Smith did some fair acting in SH, but anger was something he could not seem to get a grasp on. It never came off as natural. KWIM?

hernesson

Where's the blood?

Post by hernesson » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:07 am

I think that's fair criticism where Rex is concerned. I found his performance quite fresh and natural most of the time probably on account of the boyish nature of Jesse, the energy, the humour and wit seemed like it could have been similiar to Rex's own personality at the time.
I do think Jesse needed to be more angry though, like he was more driven to fight crime. Rex didn't get the opportunity to get angry very often. It was underplayed. I think that's where Burton says that he was thinking of a story where Jesse gets roughed up. He wanted to make him tougher, less of a boy and more of a man.
The police man and the vigilante personna didn't completely gel together I thought. One decides to take the law into their own hands because they believe the establishment has failed, and is not doing what is necessary so they do what is necessary. I found it conflicting to see Jesse clearly as one of the establishment and yet doing what Street Hawk does. Street Hawk didn't catch criminals, he actually KILLED them, let's not forget that. He blew away a lot of people.



janice

Where's the blood?

Post by janice » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:25 am

One more thing that was unbelievable: When Cannon is in the theatre gathering the money, SH shows up and Cannon pulls his gun. He tries to fire and it is empty. What professional criminal forgets to load his gun?! Can you imagine explaining that to the boss.

Boss: Did you get him?
Hit Man: Well, not really.
Boss: Why not?
Hit Man: I forgot to load my gun.


hernesson

Where's the blood?

Post by hernesson » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:28 am

Funny how often that happens in film and tv. The gun jams or it runs out of bullets. Most of the crims on Street Hawk were punks. The show needed a recurring, evil b*stard crime boss played by David Hemmings or Lance LeGault.
Corrido should have come back for an episode or two.




janice

Where's the blood?

Post by janice » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:29 am

The police man and the vigilante personna didn't completely gel together I thought.
I think this is one reason the show did not work. Jesse continuing to be a police officer was not necessary to the show. It created two different story lines really and made the shows too choppy. I think they were going after sort of a Superman deal, only Jesse was not Superman. No human being could continue to burn the candle at both ends like that. If they had focused on Jesse being Street Hawk, you could have had meatier scripts.

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