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
Watched this soon after it first came out and just revisited again today. This is the start of the Tony Scott I love, and is probably in my Top 4 for him. The direction and editing are so crisp, not quite to the frenetic pace that he would soon become known for. A far better spy thriller than Enemy of the State, it's aged far better than I would have thought.
One “movement” in our exquisite corpse-style critical project on Tony Scott. Each movement features ten critics and ten scene analyses.
Movement 6B in a critical exquisite corpse project analyzing films by Tony Scott. This entry focuses on Spy Game (2003).
Movement 10B in a critical exquisite corpse project analyzing films by Tony Scott. This entry focuses on Spy Game (2003).
An exquisite corpse-style critical project on the films of Tony Scott featuring twenty critics and twenty scene analyses.