The violent suicide of Tony Scott is a serious shock, and as the child of a suicide myself, my sympathies for the family he left behind and the wound he has now left them with forever are immense. There is no more horrible feeling, and no way to ever really heal it.
It is also sad, though, that everyone is remembering him as the director of the loathsome pro-military propaganda film TOP GUN. Scott was as talented a director as his brother Ridley, but only rarely got a chance to truly show it. One example would be a film many think of as a Tarantino film(which it is, but only as screenwriter), the nearly perfect TRUE ROMANCE. But you may also know this one, one of the classics of 80s horror, and I present it here in his honor(if a version with Spanish subtitles). THE HUNGER. Forget TOP GUN. This is what Scott could really do. And if you like Bauhaus(and they're one of my cherished favorites), chances are you only heard of them(at least in the US) initially because of the opening of this film; because of Tony Scott.
"Eternity with Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me and this pencil." - E. Blackadder, 1791 Questionable
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