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R.I.P: Top Gun Director Tony Scott

Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:17 pm

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


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R.I.P.

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RE: R.I.P: Top Gun Director Tony Scott

Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:22 pm

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.
 
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RE: R.I.P: Top Gun Director Tony Scott

Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:07 pm

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.

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RE: R.I.P: Top Gun Director Tony Scott

Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:57 pm

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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RE: R.I.P: Top Gun Director Tony Scott

Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:29 pm

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.  
 
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RE: R.I.P: Top Gun Director Tony Scott

Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:37 pm

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.
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RE: R.I.P: Top Gun Director Tony Scott

Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:54 pm

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.
 
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RE: R.I.P: Top Gun Director Tony Scott

Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:39 am

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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