Site Search:
 
TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International
Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Korean Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Tony Scott is dead

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Current Events Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
On the other hand



Joined: 19 Apr 2003
Location: I walk along the avenue

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:50 am    Post subject: Tony Scott is dead Reply with quote

Quote:
Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood hits as “Top Gun,” “Days of Thunder” and “Beverly Hills Cop II,” died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge, authorities said.

The 68-year-old Scott's death was being investigated as a suicide, Los Angeles County Coroner's Lt. Joe Bale said.



I'm a little surprised that he was in a suitable mindframe to do this. He seemed in pretty fine form with Unstoppable a couple of years back.

Maybe not a fair comparison, but he always seemed intellectually overshadowed by his older brother(though even Ridley wasn't beyond churning out the populist crowd-pleasers several times in a row). I gather the goth kids had a bit of a crush on The Hunger(which I've seen but can't remember), but Top Gun will likely be remembered as just another Reagan era rah-rah piece.

I did quite enjoy The Fan, which combined the basic contours of a stalker-thriller with a Death Of A Salesman-type character study. And Enemy Of The State is a pretty decent political thriller, eerily foreshadowing the current era.

link
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
atwood



Joined: 26 Dec 2009

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they need to start an obituary forum for you?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Unposter



Joined: 04 Jun 2006

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I'm a fan; keep the obituaries coming!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
fosterman



Joined: 16 Nov 2011

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

personally I don't understand why...

married two kids, famous director, in demand, has work, is rich etc..

WHY! WHY?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
atwood



Joined: 26 Dec 2009

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fosterman wrote:
personally I don't understand why...

married two kids, famous director, in demand, has work, is rich etc..

WHY! WHY?

inoperable brain cancer
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
detonate



Joined: 16 Dec 2011

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Late+director+Tony+Scott+have+brain+cancer/7129644/story.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
bucheon bum



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: DC area

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that was my guess: some incurable disease. I think I would have waited a bit longer and made peace with everyone/everything first, but each to his/her own. I suppose someone whose personality and image was so focused on action and movement would want to have 100% of that energy and drive until the end...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Current Events Forum All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2013 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International