The illusion of cool

"We" love guns. We must love them - they appear in an overwhelming number of our films and television shows. And when they appear, they're framed in such a way to emphasize their power and coolness. Maybe you, like me, never paid much attention to the way that these objects are handled, the way that actors' bodies move around them, and how they are focal points for the energy and drama of the shots in which they appear. 

No matter how you feel about guns, it's worth understanding how they're being framed in popular culture.