Monday, August 20, 2012

Tony Scott 1944 - 2012

 One of the great directors of Hollywood's most gorgeous action movies is gone. Tony Scott was known for a unique style with his use of camera and editing.  Most likely best known as the director of Tom Cruise's career making hit, Top Gun and for being one of the definitive film directors of the 1980's, Scott continued to entertain audiences not only with spectacular car chases and shootouts but also his successful understanding of comedy timing in films like Beverly Hills Cop II and The Last Boy Scout.

 Tony Scott was the brother of legendary Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Prometheus) of whom it has been said by critics that Ridley is a storyteller where Tony only did films for action. This is not true. Tony Scott's films were surely action oriented but they always had a heart at their core driving a relatable humane story. Just look at great films like True Romance and Spy Game. They are ultimately about people and not the commotion around them. Tony, your vision and the spirit you brought to your films will be missed.

Tony Scott at IMDb