Monday, 20 August 2012

RIP Tony, the Top Gun of Film-Making

This morning, the world changed. It changes every day. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Today, the world brought me a small dose of sadness.

Several years ago, I attended film school. I wanted to make action films and was inspired by the likes of Top Gun, Die Hard and Indiana Jones. These days I want to make inspiring documentaries but the drive and passion is still there.

This morning, I woke up to the news that one of my all time favourite directors, Tony Scott, had jumped from a bridge in LA.

He was just 68.

He'd have been in his late 40's when he made one of my favourite films (True Romance). As of yet, we don't know why he decided to take his own life. I, for one, hope that he's in a better place. I hope that whatever was bothering him so much to take that last, final walk, is now gone, erased forever. I pray for those he's left behind, his wife, his children, his brother Ridley and the many friends and fans.

RIP Tony Scott. You've left a great legacy on the world. We'll miss you, buddy.


  1. Oh wow... Ridley Scott is one of my favorites - I hadn't heard of his brother Tony Scott. It is always so very sad when anyone feels so desperate that dying seems the only option. A bridge in Los Angeles... just wow...

    1. Yeah, they're pretty big over here (what with being from the North. :) ). We got the news early this morning that it might have been inoperable cancer but the stories seem to be changing on an hourly basis. Hopefully, wherever he is now, he's in a better place. Still shocked by it... Such a lovely guy. He was so well liked that he must have been at the end of his tether to do this.

  2. Just in case you haven't heard - they are saying Tony had inoperable brain cancer... and that may be why he did what he did. :(