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RIP director Tony Scott

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ifilus, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    British film director Tony Scott, known for such Hollywood blockbusters as "Top Gun," "Days of Thunder," "Beverly Hills Cop II" and "The Taking of Pelham 123," jumped to his death Sunday from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_21349685/breaking-man-who-jumped-from-vincent-thomas-bridge
     
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Holy moley.
     
  3. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    Holy fucking shit. I love "Crimson Tide." One of my favorite movies. Totally random, but I will watch it every single time I come across it. Must be a hell of a story behind this one. RIP.
     
  4. 3OctaveFart

    3OctaveFart Guest

    Denzel Washington was in five of his movies.
     
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    185 feet down. Mother of Christ.
     
  6. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Seriously, an underrated director.... But I guess it wasn't white boy day.
     
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I hated his style of direction, and many of his movies, but it's a shame the demons he had caused him to do this. RIP.
     
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The thing about a Tony Scott film - the camera was always moving with the action. I have to think most of the actors he worked with were drawn to working with him, rather than the script.
     
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    It's become a parody of itself over the years, but I can't think of anyone within 5-10 years of my age either way who didn't think Top Gun was totally badass when it first came out.

    And yeah, Beverly Hills Cop II and Crimson Tide were outstanding as well.

    RIP
     
  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Ridley Scott's brother. Just thought I'd note that.
     
  11. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Same here. Definitely in the "Well, I guess I'm not doing anything in the next hour or so" category when I see it on TV. I actually used that movie for a research paper in a Leadership class a few years ago.

    "You don't put a condom on unless you're gonna fuck!"
     
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I don't think you make it to Valhalla this way.

    Edit - Elysium
     
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