Gregg Allman has had a reasonably interesting life, including the trifecta of making a drug baby with Cher, contracting chronic Hep C, and selling his buddy out at trial. Allman is now producing his own biopic, which is kind of like voting for yourself at Homecoming. The film production team pulled a Stand By Me and filmed a scene on a railroad bridge in front of a real fucking oncoming train. A camera operator was needlessly killed and several others were injured. Allman is now facing a new lawsuit in addition to several other legal claims previously pending. Sure, hindsight is 20-20, but shouldn’t that hindsight include every other fool ever who was killed walking on an active railroad track? Remember when every adult ever told us to get away from the tracks. Here’s an idea for future cinema verite film makers. Get someone to stand several hundred yards down the track. Get another person to stand a few hundred yards in the other direction. When they spot a train coming, have them fucking warn everyone. Semaphore or just loud fucking screams. I’m sure Gregg Allman wasn’t actually running this shoot, but I’m also sure when you’re Karma points are way down you need to stay away from producing films with helicopters, trains, and complicated underwater dives. Just do a fucking concert video.
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