It doesn’t matter what you call yourself or how you define yourself, Tony Scott has made a movie that appeals to you. Scott was the prodigious and talented British director behind some of the best movies of all time, from awesome action flicks like Top Gun (he was working on the Top Gun sequel with Tom Cruise) and Beverly Hills Cop II and The Last Boy Scout to the brilliant crime flick True Romance, the top-notch suspense of Crimson Tide, and the stylish vampire gothic romance The Hunger. The dude knew what he was doing behind a camera, so it just goes to show you that despite being busier than ever at 68, there was something wrong with Tony Scott. Tony Scott plunged to his death off LA’s Vincent Thomas Bridge in an apparent suicide.
It’s a terrible loss for the movie-loving world, and it’s a loss to the Scott family. Tony’s brother is also a director, Ridley Scott, and the two were sort of a yin and yang of filmmaking. Tony focused on emotions, Ridley focused on spectacle in sci-fi works like Promethius, and both were brilliant in their own way. The guy was sheer brilliance, and he’s definitely going to be missed.
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