Guns, Mexican stand-offs, Masks
Ok, people, I know this may seem a little lazy, but I never have found a useful site through Googling on any of these topics (well, actually, I haven't tried the Standoff yet), so I need people with personal knowledge of stuff:
-What's a cinematic gun that's not much use in real life, and has serious kickback.
-And any cheap, common semi-automatic rifle. What...caliber(?)...would it take?
-What films can one find classic examples of a Mexican standoff? Is it a Western thing? Anything known about the origin? (I only know the term through Reservoir Dogs)
-Any interesting stories or facts about masks? (I liked the urban myths about puzzles in Stoyan's thread, so something similar would be brilliant)
Thankyou oh so much already, for getting this far.