It’s not common for me to post RIP messages up here on my blog. But there was a noticeable pause as I watched BBC Breakfast this morning and heard about Tony Scott’s death.
Now I won’t go into a spiel of him being a great man, etc. I don’t know who he was or what he was like. But I will say, that I was a big fan of the films he had under his belt. When it came to action films, Tony Scott was one of the leading directors out there.
I won’t reel off all of his films but I will make note of the ones I loved – Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Beverly Hills Cop II, Crimson Tide, Unstoppable, Man on Fire, The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Enemy of the State and The Last Boy Scout. Those are my top Tony Scott films. You can’t not say that those aren’t some of the best action films we’ve had in the last twenty years.
It’s feels sad to know that there won’t be another Tony Scott helmed action film. Heck, it feels sadder to know that there won’t be another Tony Scott/Denzel Washington film – one of his long time collaborators.