LA – Tony Scott, director of blockbusters Top Gun and Days of Thunder, jumped to his death Sunday from the Vincent Thomas Bridge, authorities said. According to the Associated Press, Scott, 68, climbed a fence on the bridge and jumped around 12:30 p.m. One report quoted a coroner’s report that said Scott jumped “without hesitation.”
Damn, that’s kinda eerie huh? We blast off on Friday with the Top Gun anthem and had the Air & Water show kick everyone’s dick in this weekend and now Tony Scott calls it quits an up and somersaults off some bridge in LA. Word on the street is he had inoperable brain cancer which is pretty much as bad a death sentence you can receive so no shame in going out on your own terms if that’s the case. Can’t even hate on the way he did it. Guy got his thrills till the end that’s for sure.
I think one of the reasons I always liked Tony Scott movies was that artsy film fags hated him because he focused more on excitement and style instead of deeper contextual stuff. Which is fine by me. If I’m shelling out $16 for a movie I don’t wanna see “The Artist” where motherfuckers don’t even talk to each other. Give me violent high-speed crashes and some titties all day, every day. Much rather be entertained than feel like I took a time machine to the 1920′s.
Anyway, here’s a quick Top 5 of Tony Scott movies. Yeah, yeah, there’s no True Romance. Haven’t seen it yet so it got cut. Deal with it.
5) Enemy of the State
4) Beverly Hills Cop II
3) Days of Thunder
2) Man on Fire
1) Top Gun