Movie fans were saddened by the passing of director Tony Scott in an apparent suicide on Sunday, August 19th. Though never achieving the acclaim of his Oscar-nominated brother Ridley – in either a critical (Gladiator, Black Hawk Down) or cultural (Alien, Blade Runner) sense – Tony Scott was nonetheless a filmmaker of genuine talent.
Scott was never as interested as his elder sibling in crafting films made to stand the test of time. Instead, he was far more concerned with living in the cinematic moment, in bringing us moments of exhilaration, escape, and just a good ol’ time at the multiplex. And along the way, he created for himself a distinct visual style that has been aped by many other action directors, yet never quite duplicated.
Here, we simply wish to honor the memory of Tony Scott, and revisit his body of work in true Flickchart fashion: by examining a selection of Mr. Scott’s films two at a time, head-to-head.
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