Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father’s career in the British military, his family moved around a lot. Their mother loved the going to the movies and instilled a love of cinema in her children.
While still a teenager, producer and director Tony Scott made his first foray into film with an appearance in his big brother Ridley Scott’s first short film, Boy and Bicycle. He later attended London’s Royal College of Art, as did his brother, and proceeded to get his feet wet behind the camera, at first by directing TV commercials for his brother’s production company Ridley Scott Associates. He became a leader in the British commercial industry, directing countless ads and building up an impressive resumé over the years. By the early ‘80s, Tony Scott… read more
Tony Scott's last three films rank alongside the most significant contributions to contemporary cinema, exploring the post-millennial condition with a tenacity rarely seen in film history and unparalleled at present. The fearlessness of his approach enabled an honest assessment of this era and its product, but it was his dedication to innovation, and revelation, that defined him as an artist. I was a hater at first, but he has shaped my ideas on film as much as any of the greats. Thanks Tony † Rest in peace. pqrs.bloodygumscollective.com/post/40225432035/scott-discovers-america