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R.I.P: Top Gun Director Tony Scott  
User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3891 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Tragic news

TOPGUN director Tony Scott apparently committed suicide on Sunday, jumping off the Vincent Thomas bridge in Los Angles. He became 68 years old.

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni34484776/

http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/ur...Scott-begikk-selvmord-6969122.html


Up there with the best of the best


R.I.P.

[Edited 2012-08-20 08:26:03]

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User currently offlineslider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6799 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

What a shame.

I know for many of us in our relative generational window, Top Gun was a seminal moment for us, aviation lovers.

I remember watching the commentaries on the special edition of Top Gun and how his vision to do a live action aviation movie, have the kind of cinematography and such, was truly innovative. And how Scott himself was not on the short list of desired directors for it once it was green lighted.

Either way, RIP and thanks for giving us some thrills. Terrible to hear about his suicide.


User currently offlinebmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

It reminds me of Producer Don Simpson, who overdosed in 1996.

Scott worked closely with Simpson on Top Gun, Days of Thunder, and Beverly Hills Cop.

[Edited 2012-08-20 10:08:53]


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User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4588 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Recent reports say he had inoperable Brain Cancer. Perhaps in his mind this was his way of going out on his own terms. My condolances to the family.


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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Quoting casinterest (Reply 3):
Recent reports say he had inoperable Brain Cancer. Perhaps in his mind this was his way of going out on his own terms.

That would be very sad, but in such a case I would probably consider the same way out. I just hope that he did take the chance to say goodbye to his loved ones and that they will not experience this too traumatically.  


User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1188 times:

Quoting slider (Reply 1):
Top Gun was a seminal moment for us, aviation lovers.

I am an aviation lover, and when I saw the film in general release it was very appealing. On 2nd view via rental, I came to the conclusion that it was pretty much all action, no character. Similarly to most of TS's films. I won't watch it now.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 4):

That would be very sad, but in such a case I would probably consider the same way out.

My cousin Linda did the same thing for the same reason last Christmas. I can't say it was the right or wrong decision. But it was her decision.



Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 5):
My cousin Linda did the same thing for the same reason last Christmas. I can't say it was the right or wrong decision. But it was her decision.

I've witnessed a family member suffering through it to the end. And this traumatizing ordeal has pretty much settled the question for me.


User currently offlinePs762 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2012, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

Hello,

Just some of the movies he directed I've enjoyed a lot:

Crimson Tide
True Romance
The Taking of Pelham 123
Enemy of the State
The Last Boy Scout
Days of Thunder
Beverly Hills Cop 1 and 2
Top Gun

May he rest in peace.

Thanks,

Pierre


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