slider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 7284 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1997 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.
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21652 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1895 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.
connies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1889 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.