i really want people to comment on this coz ,i’ve never seen someone appreciating tony scott on auteurs
That being said, I don’t really like Ridley Scott. The only great movie he ever made was Blade Runner, everything else ranges from good to horrible…
Tony Scott is a very capable director but not really one that takes much risk with his work and therefore his oeuvre is rarely able to raise itself above pumpkin pie mediocrity. (I’m quite fond of Crimson Tide but it is a by-the-numbers action pot boiler)
Ridley, on the other hand, despite the fact that he hasn’t done anything important in years, did create Alien and Blade Runner and those alone put him above many in terms of craft and vision.
but still we shouldn’t compare them ,they both are different kind of directors and if we go to numbers tony scott is more successfull at box office den ridley. ,but still i like both of them. tony is just much more commercial.
actually, im fond of neither. ridely made 2 movies in his early career that are halfwa decent: alien and blade runner even though i dont think even blade runner is all some people hail it to be. tony doesnt even have that small a claim to fame imo.
@bood yeah but we can’t ignore commerical success and there are tony scott’s films which are very good.
We already decided. Willard is tops:
I agree with Fandorin-San … though I rate even Blade Runner less highly than he.
Slick crafters of the emotional equivalent of pop music, without matching pop’s capacity to express real feeling. However, I have to give Tony Scott props for the brilliance of Mo’Nique in Domino. I’m talking about her outrageous, post-modern takedown of racial classification. This shit is fierce.
@ fredo and harry – yeah thanks
@ kj – thats kool atleast you gave a better comment then fredo and harry
“I am educated, bitch. I’m a DeVry graduate.”
Ridley Scott made one of the best movies of all time. Tony Scott made a lousy remake of a 70’s classic.
I think we’re done here.
@CJ thats your personal point of view . i dont think if a person tries to remake a classic and it doesn’t work well he is a bad film maker , i am saying it again look at his filmography ,some of his films are really awesome and all of his films are visually stunning.
I just wanted to note the juxtaposition there. Seriously, what I’ve seen of Tony Scott isn’t bad, but to say he’s better than Ridley is pretty silly. A better topic would be “is Tony Scott a good filmmaker?”
@cj but y would i name the topic is tony scott a good film maker coz he is ….and i dont need anyone’s opinion on this.
True Romance is a great film, which perhaps has more to do with Tarantino’s script than Scott’s direction, but a good film all the same. Enemy of the State is another one of his films that I find enjoyable. Both these films were made before Tony Scott developed his manic, “look at me” editing style, which I really soured on after Man on Fire. I do tend to see Ridley as a stronger filmmaker although he hasn’t done anything great since Matchstick Men. I don’t know, I think both have redeeming qualities, but they are far from being my favorite directors.
hmm thanks thats actually a kool comment
Cinema-Scope’s Christoph Huber and Mark Peranson on Tony and Déjà Vu:
World Out of Order: Tony Scott’s Vertigo
hey made some great films but also some terrible ones. Both Deja Vu and Taking of Pelham 123 were awful.
That clip from DOMINO reminds me why I hated it so much. Great idea for a quick gag, but even the manic energy itself begins to drag when a scene that should have been 30 seconds tops gets dragged out to 3 minutes. A movie both frantic and bored…maybe the ultimate ADD trip. Watched DEJA VU after hearing about that article and thought it was no one’s VERTIGO. Watched CRIMSON TIDE this weekend and found it solid, but with nowhere near the fascinating visual density of a Ridley movie (not that I even think Ridley’s got the visual density Ridley used to exhibit).
Oh, but the flow-chart stuff in DOMINO (it comes up a few times, right?) is pretty stunning. I remember thinking, slouched in my theater seat, “How dare you make me deal with a flow-chart about your plot right now.” Pretty funny stuff.
Tony could never make Blade Runner or Alien, Nuff said.
despite my love for
The Last Boy Scott
I got to go with Ridley
u can’t say one brother is better than the other!
top gun and black rain are great :O)
Beverly Hills Cop II
Days of Thunder
The Last Boy Scout
Enemy of the State
Man on Fire
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Blade Hawk Down
Kingdom of Heaven
Quality over quantity. Not that Tony Scott is a junk film maker, but he’s not making any Blade Runner’s.
Add “miles away from being” in front of better. Having said that, he’s made a few good films. True Romance was good, although I would have preferred the Tarantino script structure.
I thought for sure I commented on this thread awhile ago … I guess not. First of all, they’re very different filmmakers with very different styles so it’s like comparing Godard and Tarkovsky (well maybe not that polarizing, but you get what I mean).
Personally, I don’t find either filmmaker especially brilliant, but I do like Alien (one of the greatest horror films ever made) and Blade Runner and I really can’t think of one Tony Scott film that I thought was done well (though I am eagerly anticipating his remake of the Warriors, albeit guiltily). Ridley is certainly the more versatile of the two and Tony seems unable to do anything other than retread the same old action film formula over and over again.
Everyone seems to forget Ridley made “The Duellists”, it’s one of his best film.
I always thought of Ridley Scott as Tony crazy, cuky kid brother.
Well i just saw The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and it is a clear HELL NO!