BFR Remembers Tony Scott

*Update – The Associated Press is reporting that the notes found in his car were for loved ones, and that he left a suicide note in his office.  Scott also had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer.

In 2004, I discoveredMan on Fire. It was a film I would have not been typically interested in. It ended up being one hell of a ride, led by lead man Denzel Washington, but fueled behind the scenes the hyper-frenetic director Tony Scott. I was so entertained by this wildly unrestrained style of direction, that I ate up all I could by Scott, brother to Ridley.  From Spy Games, to Enemy of the State, to The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, to Domino, I followed Tony, even when I was annoyed or dismayed by the director’s choices.  I’ll admit, I could never bring myself to finally watch Top Gun.  But there was an aesthetic I found pleasing in the director’s work.

I was completely dismayed to discover this evening that Mr. Scott committed suicide by jumping off a Los Angeles bridge at the age of 68, leaving a suicide note in his parked Prius before the deed.  I don’t pretend to understand the motivations of those that feel they have no other option but suicide.  But I would like to add my voice to those saddened by this artist’s death.  BFR was a big fan of Tony Scott, I will spend the day remembering how much joy he brought me through his films.

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  1. Jessica says:

    This is just so sad.
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