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Tony Scott

Director

“It was just a different way of doing things, and I`m often criticized for attempting difference, which is misinterpreted as style over content.”

 

Biography

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

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H. K. ‡

11Jan13

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

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carlochong

9Sep12

Tony Scott was a master of the medium. We will miss you dearly.

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guidannr

21Aug12

Hard to understand why a man of success, with a stable family and young children, may be playing a bridge. There are rumors that Scott suffered from an inoperable cancer. In any case, the misfortune is a powerful and inexplicable

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Ulrich JARLØV

21Aug12

Wow, you only got 238 fans?- that's a fucking travesty. I wonder how many fans your overrated brother has...I love Tony Scott. I was looking forward to Potsdamer Platz, I was looking forward to Emma's War and the Warriors remake. And Top Gun 2. I'm happy you didn't get to make Nemesis-you were too fucking good to be associated with a fucking superhero franchise. You've always done your own thing, and you stayed true to your vision and you kept pushing yourself and your style. And you didn't falter when the assholes again and again called you "Ridley's less talented brother", Or when they called you a hack who was all style and no content. I'm gonna put on The Hunger tonight and listen to his commentary track- I wanna fall asleep to the sound of his voice, soothing and comforting, and when I wake up I hope his death was just a bad dream...

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    Ulrich JARLØV

    23Aug12

    But it's ok to diss Nolan?- or are you saying that I should be respectful to Ridley Scott because he lost his brother? I feel bad for Ridley Scott and the rest of Tony Scott's family. But I sincerely doubt that Ridley Scott visits MUBI, so who cares if I take a swing at him and his bland filmography?

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Tony Scott

386 posts by 49 people 12 months ago

RIP Tony Scott

103 posts by 53 people over 1 year ago

anyone here thinks tony scott is better then ridley scott ?

92 posts by 34 people over 2 years ago