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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.

RIP (seems like I have typed that too much on the board lately)
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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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I can't believe it really. Having seen him at the Iron Man booth last year at Comic Con when I worked there, and the year before, I had no idea this was sick. He really revolutionized visual FX for the modern era.
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