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#1 Tom Jensen

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:27 AM

Jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. http://www.hollywood...mourning-363968
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#2 Shawn Martin

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:52 AM

Horrible news. I can only imagine what his wife and two kids are going through.

RIP
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#3 Paul Bartok

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:31 AM

Terrible news to hear indeed.
All the best to his loved ones.
RIP
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#4 rob spence

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:51 AM

Very, very sad news , condolances from everyone here in North Shields.
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#5 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:00 AM

Jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. http://www.hollywood...mourning-363968


WTF!! You have GOT to be KIDDING! Wow...the whole goddamn world's gone crazy. :blink:
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#6 Paul Bartok

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:11 AM

WTF!! You have GOT to be KIDDING! Wow...the whole goddamn world's gone crazy. :blink:

It feels like it at times doesn't it.
Such a odd thing to happen.
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#7 Christopher Sheneman

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:15 AM

There's nothing to say. Stop posting comments.
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#8 Freya Black

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:00 AM

There's nothing to say. Stop posting comments.


Who are you to be ordering people around!!!

I think theres quite a bit to say when one of the most hugely successful directors in the uk film industry with a wife and two sons, at the age of 68, jumps off a bridge with clear intent to kill themselves.

It leaves people confused and certainly asking questions, both about the situation and probably about their own lives.

People like to communicate to express their feelings with other people, especially when they are deeply shocked.

Certainly it's been the big topic of conversation here this morning.

Really hope all his family, both immediate and wider can come to terms with this as best they can.

I'm not a huge fan of the work of Tony Scott, but I feel very sad that this came to pass.

R.I.P. etc...

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#9 Phil Thompson

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:27 AM

I'm sad for his family. Didn't like any of his films but it made me think. What got to him? What did he see? Was he privy to something that scared him to the core.
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#10 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:02 AM

Condolences, of course, but can we please not refer to him as working in the UK film industry? Like so many other people, he was someone who had to leave the country to fulfil his potential.
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#11 James Compton

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:13 AM

Rest In Peace Tony Scott. Your films were very inspiring and entertaining.
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#12 Freya Black

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:22 AM

Condolences, of course, but can we please not refer to him as working in the UK film industry? Like so many other people, he was someone who had to leave the country to fulfil his potential.


Some truth to this, here is Tony talking about stuff:



OTOH Both Riddley and Tony Scott have worked extensively on commercials in the UK. AFAIK they both also partly own Shepperton-Pinewood. So I'd say it's not a straightforward thing. They both keep very strong UK connections.
The UK hasn't had a film industry as such for some time. We have a TV industry and most actual UK films that are made here are financed by the TV industry, at least in part. Dunno, don't think it's a cut and dried thing with the Scotts but certainly they worked in Hollywood extensively to further their careers.

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#13 Marcus Joseph

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:36 AM

I am mostly sad about the fact we will never see another Tony Scott movie, I had so much respect and admiration for his filmmaking and he was a great influence.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:41 AM

I live on the Palos Verdes "hill", with a decent, elevated view of the Ports as well as thomas vincent bridge TS Jeronimo'd from. Nice lookin' piece of civil eng., esp at night, and esp. July 4th.

... but man I hope TS aimed for the water.
Otherwise .... what a mess. I live in the area and have to pay taxes to clean that stuff up.

A fellow jumps to his death and all you can take time out of your valuable day to (female dog) about is your wallet. Not a very nice sentiment.
Also reported for anonymity.
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#15 Shawn Martin

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:41 AM

... but man I hope TS aimed for the water.
Otherwise .... what a mess. I live in the area and have to pay taxes to clean that stuff up.


He hit the water.

There are rumors going around that he had terminal brain cancer. No way to know yet if that's true, though.
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#16 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:11 AM

Otherwise .... what a mess. I live in the area and have to pay taxes to clean that stuff up.


A very sad event, I know a number of people who have committed suicide and their reasons are very hard to get your head around.

You need to use your real name, it's one of the Forum rules.
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#17 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:21 AM

There was a note he left at his office. When and if the family makes a statement, it may
explain his reasons for such drastic and decisively irreversible actions.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:59 AM

There are rumors going around that he had terminal brain cancer. No way to know yet if that's true, though.


When we were talking about it this morning we discussed the idea that he must have had some degenerative illness of some kind and couldn't face it.
It was the idea that seemed to make the most kind of sense. I even went as far as to suggest that maybe this accounts for Ridley stepping up his attempts to make a lot more films.
Of course this kind of speculation is trying to rationalise something that doesn't appear to make sense from outside.

Rumours may originate from the same way of thinking.

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Edited by Freya Black, 20 August 2012 - 11:59 AM.

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#19 Freya Black

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:37 PM

Well most of the major news outlets seem to be announcing the brain cancer thing as true.
It would be very understandable if that was the case.

Your brain is YOU, far more than any other part of you.
If you lose a finger or a hand or some other thing, that is surely distressing but your mind...
...that is truly frightening and horrific.

It's sad but personally I respect his decision if that is the case.

For the fans of the mans work here is an overview of it from Empire magazine:

http://www.empireonl...n-tony-scott/p1

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#20 Christopher Sheneman

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:18 PM

When we were talking about it this morning we discussed the idea that he must have had some degenerative illness of some kind and couldn't face it.



Well.. make sure you all have your Star magazines to cross reference.
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