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Tony Scott commits suicide
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Yeah, just read that...had he gone bust or something? Though even that, hit up your bro for some money...could have had some on going mental issues perhaps...
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RIP. Amazing career!

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Filmography

Feature films
The Hunger (1983)
Top Gun (1986)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Revenge (1990)
Days of Thunder (1990)
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
True Romance (1993)
Crimson Tide (1995)
The Fan (1996)
Enemy of the State (199
Spy Game (2001)
Man on Fire (2004)
Domino (2005)
Déj�* Vu (2006)
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Unstoppable (2010)

Television
The Hunger (1 episode in 1997 and 1 in 1999)
AFP: American Fighter Pilot, Executive producer (2002)
Numb3rs, Executive producer (2009 to 2010)
The Good Wife, Executive producer (2009 to present)
Gettysburg, Executive producer (2011)
Labyrinth, Executive producer (2012)
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Wow, shocking news... wonder why?

Great visual director, I reckon he hit his peak with 'Man on Fire' ( superb directors commentary on the dvd also) - there were some really inventive visual ideas in that movie, including innovative positioning of subtitles during the Spanish language scenes... it seemed like he ran out of fresh ideas there on out I felt.
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Early reports indicate he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

Poor guy.

Very talented.

And yeah I think Man on Fire was his best work. Great film.

RIP chap.
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I can't go passed True Romance from that list...though I have a huge sweet spot for that film and I don't think I've seen Man On Fire...will check it out!

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Early reports indicate he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

Bummer, still, pretty selfish thing to do...the inconvenience you cause leaving your car abandoned on a bridge probably blocking a lane, the added trauma to your family, the trauma to the people who have to fish you out of the river etc etc

OD/gas yourself in your garage if you're going to do it, don't make a public spectacle of it
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Commit suicide is the wrong term. We dont say that any more. It was attached to suicide because technically suicide was illegal, and as you 'commit' a crime, that was why it was attached. We just say that he suicide or died from suicide.

Sad news either way though.
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Oh shit. My copy of unstoppable arrived in the mail this afternoon. Awkward.
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Commit suicide is the wrong term. We dont say that any more. It was attached to suicide because technically suicide was illegal, and as you 'commit' a crime, that was why it was attached. We just say that he suicide or died from suicide.

Adequately sums up my thoughts.

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Congrats and head busting a brick wall because you're an ignorant ****.
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On topic, really sad to hear this news.
He made some of my favourite films.
Completely get Kiwi saying there are better ways but obviously wasn't sound of mind in the first place.
Will be interesting to see what news comes out over the next few days - read that there was a note in his office?

A real shame, guy had a talent for action.
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I feel like we're going in circles here.

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Someone needs to write a book on how to commit suicide sensibly. Sad news, still remember being surprised at how good Man on fire was.
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A lot more info on the man and his work.

Totally agree on it being a selfish act, especially the method he chose, but yeah...you never know how you'll react in these situations until you're in them. Really sad end to an awesome career and, no doubt, an amazing life.
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Sad news indeed.

He made classy, stylish (perhaps he was getting a bit over-stylised in more recent films) action/thrillers that actually had enjoyable, coherent stories for the most part: Michael Bay should be so lucky.

From all reports a really decent and caring person too, who gave advice freely, and without hubris, to up and coming film-makers.

Sad sad news.
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Wow, shocking news... wonder why?

Great visual director, I reckon he hit his peak with 'Man on Fire' ( superb directors commentary on the dvd also) - there were some really inventive visual ideas in that movie, including innovative positioning of subtitles during the Spanish language scenes... it seemed like he ran out of fresh ideas there on out I felt.

I liked Man on Fire but thought that he over-did it with the visual effects. It became distracting at points imo.
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True Romance is a fave, as well as Bev Cop 2 and Last Boy Scout are classic action movies so he sure left a good resume. RIP


p.s. Was he Ridley Scott's brother or am I just way off there?

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Definitely his best work.

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p.s. Was he Ridley Scott's brother or am I just way off there?

Yeah dude. They worked together on Numb3rs. Fucking loved that show.

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You also liked the Ghost Whisperer...
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I liked Man on Fire but thought that he over-did it with the visual effects. It became distracting at points imo.

Looking at his resume, I'd say 'Spy Game' would have to be the most credible flick out of the lot, I didn't actually realise it was directed by him, it's got the sort of steady-handed assurance of a film with Robert Redford calling the shots in fact.

So I read today that his wife reckons he didn't have a tumor at all?
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Hmmm, yeah.

Interesting. Wonder why the heck he did it then
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