Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tony Scott

Two of my favorite movies are Deja Vu and Spy Game. Both movies were directed by Tony Scott. As a nuevo film student, I study his films to understand how movies are made.

On Sunday, August 19, 2012, Tony Scott took his own life. He jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro.

What bothers me most about his death is that from the reports I have read, he did not appear to have any   issues, health, financial or otherwise that would have driven him to this act of despair.

I like answers. I want to know why he choose to take his own life. Having a wife and children did not give him succor to overcome whatever was bothering him.

When I went grocery shopping this Monday, I was overcome by a desire for chocolate and wine. I did not understand why.

When I came home, I had a few glasses of wine and a few bites of chocolate. While both were good, they did not satisfy me.

Later, I realized that it was Tony Scott's death that was bothering me.

The last review I wrote was negative and it was a movie produced by Scott Free, Ridley and Tony Scott's production company.

I will forever regret that review and will never write another negative review. Some people do take negative reviews and criticisms to heart. Some have killed themselves because of them.

While I doubt Tony Scott ever read my review, I still feel bad.

Our birth into this world is often joyful, our death is not.

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