Requiescat in Pace Tony Scott (06/21/1944 – 08/19/2012)

I was incredibly sad to learn this morning that Tony Scott took his own life on Sunday August the 19th 2012.  Anyone that knows me well knows that Tony Scott is my favorite director and the world is now a sadder, less colorful place now that he has passed on.  Tony, like his brother Ridley is a master of his craft.  While some of his films were not considered a commercial success the stories are all riveting (even after watching them for the hundredth time and knowing what is around the corner) and stunningly beautiful.

Tony Scott had a rare talent for mixing film formats that shouldn’t have ever worked together, into a stunning tableau.  Telling stories that sucked you in and took you on the ride of your life.  Tony Scott had a talent that is rare in Hollywood these days.  In a time where more directors subscribe to the ADHD school of filmography, Tony had a talent for making the viewer feel the mania without giving you motion sickness.

So, let us celebrate a man, his work and his faded red cap.  Here are but a few of his amazing movies:

2010 – Unstoppable

2009 – The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

2006 – Deja Vu

2005 – Domino

2004 – Man on Fire

2001 – Spy Game

1998 – Enemy of the State

1996 – The Fan

1995 – Crimson Tide

1993 – True Romance

1991 – The Last Boy Scout

1990Days of Thunder

1990 – Revenge

1987 – Beverly Hills Cop II

1986 – Top Gun

1983 – The Hunger