A Very Good Director Killed himself last night, at the age of 68.
This upset me for a lot of reasons…
Maybe it’s because I have a Brother that I’m only 15 Months Older than, and we’re Extremely Close… I’ve always said, Closer than Twins.
Tony was a Cool and Interesting Director… And he and his Brother Ridley had a Production Company Together, called Scott Free Productions.
But before I go any further, I should probably give you an Idea of who these two guys are Professionally, in case you’re not familiar with their work.
Tony Scott (Director)
Days of Thunder (1990)
Spy Game (2001)
And these are just a few…
Blade Runner (1982)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
And Many, Many More.
Granted, Ridley has had a bit more success, but both have had success with their Films.
The Good Wife (2009-2012) Television Series
Black Hawk Down (2001)
American Gangster (2007)
The truth is, it’s never easy to hear that someone has taken their self out… In fact, it’s basically impossible to wrap your mind around it.
The things that ran through my head were “Oh man, his Brother…” I’m assuming they’re very Close… And “Oh wow, his Films are so Cool…” and… “What makes someone want to kill themselves…” and then “Did he lose a woman? Like a divorce, or did a woman in his life pass away?” or “Did he find out that he had a life threatening disease, and decided to end his life, as opposed to going through the disease…” Or “Was he always depressed, and something pushed him over the edge?”
Like I say, there’s no way of knowing… Not really. Though I guess he did leave a Suicide Note in his office… I’m not sure we the general public will ever hear what that actually said though.
And in a certain way, does it really matter? The fact is we lost a human being… We lost an Artist… And we lost any projects he might have done or been part of in the future…
And more than that, Ridley lost a Brother… Which like I say, hit me the hardest about all of this.
The other link is both my brother and I used to work on films together, until he just didn’t have the time to, and I shifted into screenplay writing.
But at the moment, I’m Writing, and looking to start doing some YouTube Video Productions, because I miss Film Making… And he’s been Acting in a lot of Shakespeare Plays… And, in the middle of all of this, his 17 year marriage is about to break… Again.
So when I heard about Tony, it hit me in many many ways…
But more than anything else I only have this to say…
Live Life The Way That You Want To Live It!! Spend Your Time Around Those That Truly Appreciate You…
Follow, And/Or Chase Your Dreams… Don’t Waste Any More Moments On Things Or People That Bring You Unhappiness Than You Need To.
I’ve Been Pursuing My Dreams for 12+ Years now, and I have to tell you, Do It!
Rest In Peace Tony…
Hang In There Ridley, and All Those That Loved Him