Monday, August 20, 2012


And Now Anthony D. L. Scott Has Jumped Off the San Pedro Bridge

Although I'm a bigger fan of this older brother Ridley (despite the recent disappointments) Tony Scott was a very talented director who, earlier in his career, created some excellent cinema. Namely,

The Hunger

Top Gun

Last Boy Scout, and his very best work,

True Romance.

He was apparently a very good producer as well, but I don't care about producers so I don't know.
He jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, the same bridge a young and fit William L. Peterson jumped off (with a bungee) in To Live and Die in L.A. There is no doubt Scott's leap was a suicide as he left a note according to the L. A. County coroner's office. He leaves behind a third wife and twin boys. He was 68. RIP, if that's possible for a suicide.

On second thought, Man on Fire was better than The Last Boy Scout. Top Gun is more fun than good.


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