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
Arguably the most underrated and overlooked action movie of the 90's. For me it remains director Tony Scott's finest work. I've seen this movie at three times now in the last few years and I find a new favorite Shane Black oneliner to laugh at every time. Stylish shot, endlessly quotable, and featuring Bruce Willis at his absolute tough guy best - back when he had at least a tuft of hair and a snappy comeback for every unbelievable situation thrown his way. Simply put, "The Last Boy Scout" is action movie nirvana.
An exquisite corpse-style critical project on the films of Tony Scott featuring twenty critics and twenty scene analyses.
One “movement” in our exquisite corpse-style critical project on Tony Scott. Each movement features ten critics and ten scene analyses.
Movement 4A in a critical exquisite corpse project analyzing films by Tony Scott. This entry focuses on The Last Boy Scout (1991).
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