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What's your favorite feature by Tony Scott?

The Hunger
0 (0%)
Top Gun
5 (11.4%)
Beverly Hills Cop II
0 (0%)
The Last Boy Scout
3 (6.8%)
Domino
1 (2.3%)
Crimson Tide
7 (15.9%)
The Fan
0 (0%)
Days of Thunder
0 (0%)
Deja Vu
3 (6.8%)
Man on Fire
3 (6.8%)
Revenge
0 (0%)
Spy Game
1 (2.3%)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
0 (0%)
Enemy of the State
7 (15.9%)
True Romance
13 (29.5%)
Unstoppable
0 (0%)
Haven't seen any
0 (0%)
Don't like any
1 (2.3%)

Total Members Voted: 43

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Re: Director's Best: Tony Scott
« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2012, 09:44:24 PM »





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Re: Director's Best: Tony Scott
« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2012, 09:49:11 PM »
Oh oh! Can I ask what you thought of Domino or do I have to wait for the podcast?

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Re: Director's Best: Tony Scott
« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2012, 09:57:50 PM »
Oh oh! Can I ask what you thought of Domino or do I have to wait for the podcast?
Aww, I can tell you but I do hope you'll still listen to the podcast. I loved it. I plan on posting a ranking once I'm done watching the 3 remaining ones (Man on Fire, Enemy of the State and Loving Memory).

I am not sure I always knew what was going on .. especially during the scenes set in Las Vegas towards the end where he's cutting so rapidly and the scenes are so impressionistic etc. But I feel like none of that matters. It's all recollection and memory anyway. What I loved most about it I guess is the crazy visual and aural style. Watching it, I kept wondering how audiences seeing it in the theater responded to it. It's quite unlike anything else I've seen.

Edited to add: I can see people hating this. Of all his films, I found this one the most experimental. Whereas normally his films have friendships / human interaction at the center, Domino is pretty much talking to herself here. She has a wall built around herself. And the film's style mirrors that in that it never lets us grasp the narrative entirely. But I loved how hazy and trippy those flashbacks look in the film... mostly blurry with a few key moments sharply in focus for an instant.
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Re: Director's Best: Tony Scott
« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2012, 10:04:30 PM »
Hi.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Director's Best: Tony Scott
« Reply #44 on: September 02, 2012, 10:08:42 PM »
Hi.

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Hey, I remember that! I had that screenshot and avoided posting it for a reason :). Also the one with the text on screen saying "I'm bored". Pretty sure duder posted that sometime!

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Re: Director's Best: Tony Scott
« Reply #45 on: September 02, 2012, 10:25:00 PM »
Oh oh! Can I ask what you thought of Domino or do I have to wait for the podcast?
Aww, I can tell you but I do hope you'll still listen to the podcast.

You know I will :)

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I loved it. I plan on posting a ranking once I'm done watching the 3 remaining ones (Man on Fire, Enemy of the State and Loving Memory.

I am not sure I always knew what was going on .. especially during the scenes set in Las Vegas towards the end where he's cutting so rapidly and the scenes are so impressionistic etc. But I feel like none of that matters. It's all recollection and memory anyway. What I loved most about it I guess is the crazy visual and aural style. Watching it, I kept wondering how audiences seeing it in the theater responded to it. It's quite unlike anything else I've seen.

It gets into a zone doesn't it! All the different elements kind of harmonize right at the end, and suddenly your making the jump to light speed. :D


Also, Keira Knightley dual-wields like a champ.

So happy you loved it :))

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Re: Director's Best: Tony Scott
« Reply #46 on: September 02, 2012, 10:47:24 PM »
Yet I'm still the only one who picked it as his favorite.  :'(

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Re: Director's Best: Tony Scott
« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2012, 11:21:24 PM »
If Crimson Tide didn't have one of the best nuclear weapons plots ever written then Domino probably would've topped mine as well.

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Re: Director's Best: Tony Scott
« Reply #48 on: September 03, 2012, 01:25:15 AM »
Enemy of the State (4.5/5)
True Romance (4/5)
Spy Game (4/5)
Deja Vu (4/5)

Man on Fire (3/5)


Haven't Seen:
Beverly Hills Cop II
Crimson Tide
Days of Thunder
Domino
The Fan
The Hunger
The Last Boy Scout
Revenge
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Top Gun
Unstoppable

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Re: Director's Best: Tony Scott
« Reply #49 on: September 03, 2012, 06:16:15 PM »
A special episode of They Shot Pictures spotlighting Tony Scott. We primarily discuss Revenge, The Fan and The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 but end up touching on a bunch of his films.