Tony Scott, director of Top Gun, dies in apparent suicide

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  1. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    http://www.imdb.com/news/ni34483174/

    I'm beyond shocked. Oddly enough I was in the middle of Beverly Hills Cop II when I heard it.

    R.I.P. Tony. Thanks for Top Gun, BHC II, The Last Boyscout and especially True Romance.
     
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    That's terrible. What a tragedy.
     
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    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    That certainly sucks whatever the story behind it may be. Dudes movies had been kinda hit or miss lately, but he had run of awesome flicks including True Romance up to Man On Fire, which I think is incredible also.

    R.I.P. Tony, thanks for the great things you did.
     
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    Wow, R.I.P. :(

    It wasn't like the guy was a failure or anything, so I wonder if he had cancer or some incurable disease?
     
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    Dobby Banned Mofo

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    You never know might have been drugs and he thought he could fly.
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    He wrote two notes according to this news link. It doesn't sound like a spontaneous thing to do.
     
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    Dobby Banned Mofo

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    So what did the notes say has that info been released?
     
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    From that link:

     
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    OK so he left a suicide note damn that's sucks. I wonder what drove him to jumping off a bridge?
     
  10. indiephantom

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    Really sad about this. He was easily one of my favorite Blockbuster filmmakers. He had some overlooked films that I love, too, like Revenge and The Last Boy Scout.

    I remember being at a packed theatre in Worcester, Mass. on the opening night of Scott's Bevery Hills Cop follow-up. I was pretty aware of the nature of film editing and style, and felt like I was seeing something new and thrilling. With frequent collaborator and unsung DP Jeff Kimball, the film establishes a crimson look that would later be associated with Bruckheimer/Simpson and a certain kind of popular action cinema for tweny more years (CSI: Miami later borrowed this look for the small screen). That pre--title sequence is an exciting combination of widescreen compositions clashing with extreme close-ups, intercut with speedy tracking shots spliced alongside blissfully cool slow-motion. The complimentary soundtrack layered with tense music undercut by blasting bullets and shattering glass. So damn effective. This was style-driven entertainment. It was crass and hyperbolic. It was the height of MTV moviemaking. It was pop-corn; thrillingly bold, and sexy-as-fuck.
     
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    Who knows. A lot of people choose that way to commit suicide.

    SF's Golden Gate Bridge is the most popular place to commit suicide in the world for instance. They even put up anti-suicide signs/warnings.
     
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    Terrible news. Severe depression seems to be the cause as released in UK press, Apparently witnesses say he just got out of his car climbed up and jumped without hesitation...

    So, So sad RIP
     
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    Very sad news. He wasn't one of my favorites, but I'll always respect him for making True Romance. I didn't watch his last couple of films, but thought Deja Vu was one of the best time travel movies in years. RIP Tony.
     
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    Really shitty. :(
     
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    This news has left me in a funk today. I've been a staunch defender of Tony Scott over the past few years. He's one of my favorite directors and he'll be sorely missed. RIP, good sir.
     
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    Very shocking and sad. :(
     
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    A bummer he had to end his life. R.I.P.
     
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    The news is reporting that he had inoperable brain cancer. Very tragic. R.I.P. Tony.
     
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    This one really blew me away. True Romance and Beverly Hills Cop 2 have offered endless amounts of entertainment for me over the years. RIP Tony :(
     

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