The death of Tony Scott at 68 is something that upsets me because I liked his movies so much. Tony Scott made two of Denzel Washington's best movies Deja Vu and Man on Fire. Deja Vu was the most emotionally resonant time travel movies ever filmed, and Man on Fire is by any measure one of the best action films of any type.
I heard the news today that somebody jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge - I was driving home from my short getaway weekend. When I discovered an hour ago that it was Tony Scott, I immediately thought of what he must have thought in picking that bridge for his final chapter, the scene from To Live & Die in LA. It's difficult for me to disassociate that connection in my mind - it's a filmic way to think.
It's true that Unstoppable was probably his worst film but we can only guess at the reasons he jumped. If he was pushed, Hollywood will be on fire about it for years. As it stands, it's a dramatic exit for one of the all time great action directors.
Funny. That's about all I have to say.