RIP Tony Scott

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  1. Bludd

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    Shocking news

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tony-scott-20120820,0,398891.story

     
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    Now my youth is really gone.
     
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    I'm not sure what movies other than Top Gun of his that I've seen (his name is not known to me), but he seems to have been very well liked within the actor and director fraternities, so it's sad to see him go that way.

    May you rest in peace.
     
  5. Gubbi

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    I'm sure you've seen:
    The last boy scout
    True romance
    Enemy of the state

    He was a lot less known than his brother.

    R.I.P.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Scott#Filmography
    as a 80/90's action movie fan he had some great movies

    top gun, last boy scout, true Romance, would all be up there for me. They just dont make em like they used to :cry:.
     
  7. Bludd

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    Spy Game is my fav, though Man on Fire and True Romance are fantastic too. I just love the way Spy Game is told, the way it keeps everyone going for a loop.
     
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    He had inoperable brain cancer.
     
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    Truely a shame.
     
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    Holy crap, he was Ridley Scott's brother?

    Check. It was decent enough in the 80s, but feels very dated to me today.

    Check. Great 80s movie, although maybe not quite up to the level of its predecessor.

    Check. Pretty terrible, but probably not the director's fault, but rather the script.

    Check. Pretty darn good action-thriller type movie; probably mostly because of Gene Hackman whom is an awesome force of an actor.

    Check. Liked this one too. Also much because of Gene Hackman, even though he pretty much makes the same type of typecast character. A bit less belligerent than in Crimson Tide though.
     
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    That's been the rumor but his family says it's not true...regardless the coroner's already done an autopsy so hopefully the truth will be revealed. Anyway I was just talking to my sister yesterday about movies...this was before we found out he killed himself...and she mentioned his Coma series on A&E which I didn't recognize the name and didn't know he was Ridley Scott's younger brother then today I hear on the radio he jumped off the bridge in San Pedro. :???:That area is actually where James Cameron shot the T2 helicopter chase scene. I also used to drive through that area all the time back when I worked in San Pedro. Anyway he has 2 young children.

    Oh he also produced Prometheus and was scheduled to produce Prometheus 2. For those interested here's his filmography.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001716/
     
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    its very very sad that he ended his life this way :( :(
     
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    True Romance is one of my favorite movies and this news is truly heart-wrenching. He will be missed.
     
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    One of mine too.

    Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken are both outstanding in it.

    Cheers
     
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