Nice picks. The Last Boy Scout is trashy brilliance. Love that flick. This whole thing is just so sad though.
Sad yes indeed, that screencap you took from Wiki was pretty horrible too.I guess it's a small mercy for him in the end if the brain cancer news was accurate. But I just can't imagine what he must have been going through.I'd like to think that it was one last extreme sport activity for a man who loved to push himself to those edges. In which case he died doing something he loved.
I just ordered True Romance, and I can't wait to watch it again. I still need to see The Last Boy Scout though.
True Romance is pure brilliance but I may not watch it for a while as it will be tinged with this sad news now.It's odd that we were discussing Last Boy Scout with Alex the other day before this happened. That opening football sequence is one of the most memorable movie moments for me, conveying so much information in one brilliantly choreographed moment.
This whole thing is tragic. I'm thinking of having a Scott marathon this weekend...I still need to see Crimson Tide, True Romance and Top Gun, so this would be like the perfect time to do so.
Add Days of Thunder and Domino too as it's a weekend event, three films is merely a night in.
I've seen Domino, but I'll check out Days of Thunder too. I actually own a copy of Top Gun and just have never watched it...for some weird reason.
It's so sad to hear what happened to him. I have an interesting relationship with his work; I love the cheesiness of the movies but I never liked him as a director.
He made some very good films, but largely they were no holds barred action which doesn't hold much interest for me. What he did he did very well, you can see in movies like Man On Fire that he had a very definite style and actual talent at what he did, that movie especially could have been a disaster in untalented hands.