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'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
LA Times ^ | 8-19-12

Posted on 08/19/2012 9:45:36 PM PDT by kingattax

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1 posted on 08/19/2012 9:45:38 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

The bridge he jumped off was some bridge. He wasn’t fooling around.

Prayers for his children.


2 posted on 08/19/2012 9:48:58 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: kingattax

Prayers for his kids and family. I guess he had enough of Jerry Brown’s version on California.


3 posted on 08/19/2012 9:51:25 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, THE SIMPLEST SOLUTION IS THE BEST.)
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To: kingattax

What a waste. So sad that he believed no one could help him with whatever problem he had.


4 posted on 08/19/2012 9:52:28 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: CaptainK

I am familiar with the VT Bridge. I was halfway up one side about 30 years ago when the timing belt on my truck broke. I had to back down going against traffic. It’s a big bridge.


5 posted on 08/19/2012 10:02:19 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: SuziQ

Don’t know what his situation was, but he was almost 70, which would imply possibly something terminal.


6 posted on 08/19/2012 10:02:53 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: kingattax

Excerpt:

Witnesses saw ‘Top Gun’ director Tony Scott jump off bridge, police say

August 19, 2012 |  9:46 pm

Witnesses told police that Tony Scott got out of his Toyota Prius on the Vicent Thomas Bridge on Sunday, scaled an 8- to 10-foot fence and jumped without any hesitation, law enforcement sources said.

Scott jumped off the bridge at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday....

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/08/tony-scott-suicide-witnesses.html


8 posted on 08/19/2012 10:03:34 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: kingattax

Suiside is the cowards way out.


9 posted on 08/19/2012 10:03:40 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax

Terrible thing to say. Seems to me it takes courage to jump off a bridge like the size of that one. You do not know what was his reasoning. You should not make comments like those not knowing the man and what he was going through. Prayers for his family.


10 posted on 08/19/2012 10:12:16 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: MaxMax

Terrible thing to say. Seems to me it takes courage to jump off a bridge like the size of that one. You do not know what was his reasoning. You should not make comments like those not knowing the man and what he was going through. Prayers for his family.


11 posted on 08/19/2012 10:12:16 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: MaxMax

Terrible thing to say. Seems to me it takes courage to jump off a bridge like the size of that one. You do not know what was his reasoning. You should not make comments like those not knowing the man and what he was going through. Prayers for his family.


12 posted on 08/19/2012 10:12:16 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: South40

Feel bad for the guy and whatever issues he was going through. He was artistically brilliant, a terrific director and his movies were always great “escapist” fare, without being overly political. He will be missed!!!!


13 posted on 08/19/2012 10:13:08 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: MaxMax

Terrible thing to say. Seems to me it takes courage to jump off a bridge like the size of that one. You do not know what was his reasoning. You should not make comments like those not knowing the man and what he was going through. Prayers for his family.


14 posted on 08/19/2012 10:14:56 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: MaxMax

Terrible thing to say. Seems to me it takes courage to jump off a bridge like the size of that one. You do not know what was his reasoning. You should not make comments like those not knowing the man and what he was going through. Prayers for his family.


15 posted on 08/19/2012 10:14:56 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: kingattax

Wonder if he got bad news on a disease. True Romance was his best by far.


16 posted on 08/19/2012 10:16:04 PM PDT by Monty22002
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To: MaxMax

>>Suiside is the cowards way out.<<

Suicide.

Or a very sick person’s way out. Sometimes, with chemicals going wacko in the brain, it seems like one is saving everyone the trouble of having you around. It can seem very brave and self-sacrificing to a person who seriously attempts and/or succeeds.

My boss treated people who attempted and lived. They can be helps but sometimes, it doesn’t do any good. The WILL do it if they think that the world will be better off without them.


17 posted on 08/19/2012 10:16:29 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: cubreporter

No, it’s the cowardly way. Now his sons are in danger because of his example. Suicide spreads.


18 posted on 08/19/2012 10:17:35 PM PDT by donna (Republicans wont change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: Monty22002
True Romance was his best by far.

I agree completely--what a great film. I doubt Tarantino would have done as well if he'd been able to direct it himself. I remember watching it in a packed theater with my father. During the infamous "Sicilian scene", we laughed like hyenas at the politically incorrect brilliance of it as the rest of the theater sat in uncomfortable, retarded silence.

19 posted on 08/19/2012 10:23:24 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: kingattax
I loved his movies.

RIP

20 posted on 08/19/2012 10:32:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: CaptainK

I have driven over the Thomas Vincent bridge at the Port of L.A. and it’s one of the highest elevated bridges in Los Angeles. Can’t believe he did that.


21 posted on 08/19/2012 10:33:22 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: kingattax

Whoa... The guy was a great movie maker.
RIP


22 posted on 08/19/2012 10:37:56 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: kingattax

The Last Boy Scout is one of my all time favorites. They don’t make them that way anymore. RIP to one of the best.


24 posted on 08/19/2012 11:12:20 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: Lancey Howard

I think the start of the film TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. shows the main character doing a bungee jumping off Vincent Thomas Bridge...


25 posted on 08/19/2012 11:26:56 PM PDT by L.A.Justice
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To: MaxMax

In many cases yes. In some, not so much. Some people are out of their minds crazy and do it.

Not knowing anything about what he was facing or going through I am not going to make a judgment one way or the other.


26 posted on 08/19/2012 11:31:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: MaxMax

WTF?

You have no idea what his demons where.


27 posted on 08/19/2012 11:47:35 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: cubreporter

How many times did you push the “Enter” button?

LOL


28 posted on 08/19/2012 11:48:28 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: netmilsmom

Yay, like if I had radiation poisoning I’d off myself.


29 posted on 08/19/2012 11:49:24 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: kingattax
Law enforcement sources said several witnesses saw Scott, the brother of director Ridley Scott, climb over a fence on the bridge and jump off.

No, they saw someone who looked like him.

This whole thing smells.

A 68 year old man climbs an 8-10 foot high fence in front of people and jumps of an incredibly high bridge?

WAY wrong age for such a stunt!

It's just like a movie script!

And the title of the movie? "I committed suicide - really, promise, everyone saw it, you can't say it didn't happen - dramatically and in Technicolor!"

Bull. I say he's in Tahiti, free from his family and financial obligations, sitting on a yacht.

30 posted on 08/19/2012 11:50:01 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: MaxMax

“Suiside is the cowards way out.”

Wow! How hard-nosed of you. You don’t know the situation.

BTW, if you are going to pass judgement, maybe you should learn to spell first.

It’s “suicide,” chump.


31 posted on 08/19/2012 11:51:31 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: kingattax

Another victim of Hollyweird.


32 posted on 08/19/2012 11:52:28 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri says: Romney never met a homosexual he didn't like.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Anyone who would do that to his wife and kids is a coward.

I don’t care what his “situation” was.

Hi wife and kids deserved better.


33 posted on 08/19/2012 11:58:09 PM PDT by DB
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To: L.A.Justice
TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.

One of my favorite movies, and one of the best car chases ever. I liked the Wang Chung soundtrack, too.

34 posted on 08/19/2012 11:58:23 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Talisker

Well... They did recover the body so I guess the plan you described may not be much of a stroke of genius.
You know, with DNA and all.


35 posted on 08/20/2012 12:01:19 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: dixiechick2000
I forgot to mention selfish and narcissistic. /Flip Chump
What would you call it?
36 posted on 08/20/2012 12:04:26 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax
Suiside is the cowards way out

"Bravery" and "cowardice" have nothing to do with it.

37 posted on 08/20/2012 12:13:45 AM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: kingattax

Man on Fire was a perfect film, one of my all time favorites.


38 posted on 08/20/2012 12:15:40 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: kingattax

Do not go gentle into that still night. Dylan Thomas.

I do not want to die between the sheets. Ambrose Bierce.

Those such as Mr. Scott who live their lives creating drama, often want to leave their this life with the same drama.

I cannot nor I shall not pass judgment on him.

That said it well may be a more noble death to jump off a bridge, than to have your fate decided by one Barry’s death panels.


39 posted on 08/20/2012 12:17:21 AM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: kingattax

So sad.... he made some good action pics. Prayers for his family.


41 posted on 08/20/2012 12:38:26 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: L.A.Justice

Live and Die in LA -—One of the best movies ever made. The nasty sleazy underbelly of Los Angeles


42 posted on 08/20/2012 12:40:08 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: MaxMax

I agree.


44 posted on 08/20/2012 12:46:57 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Talisker

Catapult.


45 posted on 08/20/2012 12:47:51 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: MaxMax

I don’t know what caused him to do this. Neither do you. But whatever it was, it was sorrowful - whether mental or physical illness he was obviously in pain. To disparage a man on the day of his death just strikes me as wrong. Is there really no compassion nowadays?


46 posted on 08/20/2012 12:51:28 AM PDT by Jacknudy
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To: denydenydeny
Man on Fire was a perfect film, one of my all time favorites.

One of my faves too. I was unaware Tony Scott directed. Great shots of the Mexican slums. Chris Walken and Denzel Washington about the only black actor I like

Rest in peace Tony!

47 posted on 08/20/2012 12:51:28 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: kingattax

Prius causes suicide. News at 11:00.


48 posted on 08/20/2012 12:57:08 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: kingattax

If I drove a Prius, I would also want to jump off a bridge.


49 posted on 08/20/2012 12:57:34 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: SuziQ

Jesus would have helped him.....if he would have asked. Very sad.....suicied is so selfish.


50 posted on 08/20/2012 12:59:04 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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