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The W - Movies & TV - RIP Tony Scott (June 21, 1944 – August 19, 2012)
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Apparently, the director of Top Gun and True Romance decided to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge in Los Angeles. Seriously... WTF?

Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide Jumps Off L.A. Bridge (presstelegram.com)

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I re-watched the Christopher Walken/Dennis Hopper scene in True Romance just the other day. And though I can't remember any specific scenes from Enemy of the State, I remember it was so well-done it made me paranoid for a week.

I don't know what caused Tony Scott to commit suicide, but I hope he finds the peace in the next life that apparently eluded him in this one.



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We can debate the quality of his films all day long, but there is no doubt about the influence that Scott's unique style had on modern film-making. He's the godfather of the Bay-Bruckheimer model, and a pioneer of action film editing and shooting. He's a left a mark on his industry possibly even greater than that of his brother, and should be remembered for that if nothing else. Rest in peace, Tony.
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Turns out he had an inoperable brain tumor. So sad. I will always have a soft spot for True Romance.

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True Romance is one of the most overlooked movies ever. His flicks always had style sand wonderful cinematography.

RIP Mr Scott.



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    Originally posted by kentish
    Turns out he had an inoperable brain tumor. So sad. I will always have a soft spot for True Romance.

    RIP (seems like I have typed that too much on the board lately)


According to his widow, he did not have a brain tumor.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/tony-scott-did-not-have-brain-cancer/

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Agreed. And even if it hadn't...why can't Pixar come up with new ideas for movies anymore? From the original Toy Story to Up they put out an amazing run of movies, more often than not coming up with something brilliant and original.
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