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Topic - Scott Free
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.
No one ever mistook Tony Scott for a great dramatist. He was a director critics loved to hate for his slick barrage of images at the expense of story. The filmmaker did not dazzle the imagination with visions of lost or alien worlds, like brother Ridley Scott.
Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood hits as "Top Gun," "Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died Sunday after jumping from a towering suspension bridge spanning Los Angeles harbor and leaving behind several notes to loved ones, authorities said.
YouTube is launching a film festival that will play out online and ultimately send 10 finalists to the Venice Film Festival.
Within the first five minutes of the History channel documentary "Gettysburg," a Union soldier splits open the skull of a Confederate with his rifle stock. Blood erupts from the battle wounds, splattering the camera's lens.
"You hear about the generals. You don't hear about the lesser officers very often," Scott said. "You certainly don't hear about the ranks. It's nice to hear about the guys who are right on the front and doing the work."
Scott said his father, Francis Percy Scott, was an orderly man _ a quality that seems to have taken hold in his son.