I was saddened by the news of the death of Tony Scott. For any movie fan, at least one Tony Scott movie is in your top ten. In my case, a Tony Scott film began my love of movies. It was 1986 and my friends and I went to see Top Gun. Cue the dreamy movie music. The F-14’s made me want to join the Air Force and the volleyball scene, well, made me want to . . . watch more volleyball.
In honor of the passing of Mr. Scott, I have dedicated this weeks Sydney Quotes the Movies to the greatness that is Tony Scott. I have been known to recite the following quotes at inappropriate moments. Try it, it fun.
“Everybody who reads comic books knows that the Kirby Silver Surfer is the only true Silver Surfer. Now am I right or wrong?”
“Mr Hunter, we have rules that are not open to interpretation, personal intuition, gut feelings, hairs on the back of your neck, little devils or angels sitting on your shoulder. We’re all very well aware of what our orders are and what those orders mean. They come down from our Commander in Chief. They contain no ambiguity.”
*Denzel Washington did five movies with Tony Scott; Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, Pelham 123, DejaVu, and Unstoppable.
“Hey Goose, you big stud. Take me to bed or loose me forever.”
“The defense department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid.”
“I feel the need . . . the need for speed.”
“You can be my wingman anytime.”
*This is back when Tom Cruise could work in an ensemble cast and not take over. Great showcase for Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, Tom Skerritt, Meg Ryan, and Tim Robbins,
“A man can be an artist… in anything, food, whatever. It depends on how good he is at it. Creasey’s art is death. He’s about to paint his masterpiece.”
“The gun shot holds no fear. You welcome the sound. In fact it’s the sound that sets you free. You are a prisoner on this block until that sound sets you free.”
“I got all the time in the world. *You* don’t, but I do.”
*This my guaranteed good cry movie. I have seen it several times and end up in a puddle of my own tears every time.
My thoughts and prays go out to the Scott family. As a movie lover, I feel privileged to have access to this man’s creative vision.
What’s your favorite Tony Scott movie?