Monday, August 20, 2012

RIP Tony Scott


Director Tony Scott, brother of Ridley, died in an apparent suicide by jumping off a bridge. He was reportedly diagnosed with inoperable, terminal brain cancer. Now, though I may sympathize with his family, friends and colleagues and death of anyone is always sad and tragic, I have to say I'm not the biggest fan of his filmography overall, though I do know of cinephiles, critics and film academics who defend and revere his work as a cinematic stylist and genre filmmaker. I do, however, love two of his films, namely The Hunger and the Quentin Tarantino scripted True Romance (featured here). Hey, if you got two films I consider great, you're fine by me. RIP Tony.

4 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

Yeah I'm with you dude, the death is definitely the saddest thing here, I just wish he hadn't went out the way he did. Surely no matter how bad things were or how close he was to dying he could have let his fans say goodbye, I don't think the way he went was right. Rest in peace to the guy though, I was listening to Danger Zone from Top Gun all day yesterday in honour of him.

Mark said...

I'd heard about this and I felt quite sad about it really. I did like some of his work, and it's never good when anyone commits suicide.

Bersercules said...

This is very sad news. He was a good actor.

Tony Van Helsing said...

The Last Boy Scout was one of my Scott favourites.