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SarcasticCaveman 8/20/2012 5:15:10 PM

 Just for the record, if the brain tumor thing is true, I don't quite see his choice of death as cowardly.  Is it brave to waste away to nothing while trying every treatment you can afford, despite the doctor's assurances that it won't help?  I'm really not trying to weigh in on whether every suicide is cowardly or not, just saying I don't think anybody should deal in absolutes all the time for every situation.  Tony Scott, for better or worse, took control of his own destiny, and there is a certain bravery in that.  Had I been a little more proactive in my own life, I might be in movies instead of commenting on them.

Wiseguy 8/20/2012 5:31:20 PM

We can agree on a lot of things wish but I never called you an a-hole or anything of the kind for your opinion when we didn't. So if you want to be a dic.khead be my guess but I'll stand by my opinions and come back in kind when the insults start flying because you or any other asshole doesn't like my opinion and instead of disagreeing would rather take it to that level

Yeah Caveman he did and btw I'm actually in favor of assisted suicide for the dying, it's their decidion. Doesn't change my opinion about them if they choose to go ahead with it. And like I said before I may see it differently when I'm on my deathbed too

wish 8/20/2012 5:34:57 PM

Fair enough

shac2846 8/20/2012 5:41:50 PM

 Wish that is one of the coolest things I've read. I wish I have a chance to meet one of my favourite filmmakers or an inspirational creative person someday and get the experience you had. 

I bashed Tony for awhile recently, thought his choice of works Domino, Deja Vu, etc weren't all that great but if you look at his filmography he was really a pretty prolific filmmaker. He tried to mix it up (definitely can't be compared to Bay IMO). I will always remember being drug by my dad to crimson tide. I was young and thought a movie about a bunch of people arguing in a sub was stupid it ended up being a really enjoyable experience. I think that was the first Tony Scott film I saw in theatres.

SarcasticCaveman 8/20/2012 5:43:25 PM

 Here's my dirty secret, Wise - for most cases, I agree with you, and I say that as somebody who once not only seriously considered it, but attempted it - the old hose in the tailpipe in the car window deal - a friend found and stopped me.  I did say most cases - I would have been a coward because, as most anybody will tell you, "This too shall pass."  There is truth in that statement for almost any situation out there...Tony Scott's inoperable brain tumor was NOT going to pass.  It and/or treatments would have drained his strength, drained his spirit, and most likely force him to waste away in front of his family, his friends, and all of his fans around the world.  That's the only reason I choose to give him a pass.  I can understand not wanting to put people you care about through that.

almostunbiased 8/20/2012 5:46:25 PM

RIP, huge loss.


Wiseguy 8/20/2012 6:12:38 PM

SC speaking for myself I think most people at 1 time or other may have thought about it, and a lot may have even actually entertained the idea seriously but to go through with the attempt is something very remote to me. I can't imagine what went through your mind or going on in your life or any other person to seek that escape.

People have different reactions to different situations. Some can take on some obstacles and laugh at others while some see no way out. I'm the former or have been to this date, there's just too much to live for, too many possibilities of what life may have in store for you. My glass is almost always half full

Anyway the latest report says he didn't have brain cancer.

If that was a relative of mine I'd be more pissed off than sad I think.

spiderhero 8/20/2012 6:49:14 PM

That professor from Pepperdine makes me sick. He's almost romanticizing suicide. Sick.

Brainbox 8/20/2012 7:50:11 PM

R.I.P.... one of the gods of modern film making has fallen. He was a visionary and a pioneer in the film industry leaving us with a vast stable of incredible films. His vision, his talent and his style will be forever missed.

ReleaseTheseFeces 8/20/2012 9:27:08 PM

Tony Scott crafted many films which I have enjoyed, and I will be able to share that enjoyment with my children. His legacy endures.

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