Skip to comments.'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
Posted on 08/19/2012 9:45:36 PM PDT by kingattax
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Just bring a decent ladder and you are over that 10ft fence in no time. I would scale it with a rope too so I could get down the other side without breaking a leg. A concrete block (maybe 2) tied to the other end of the rope
A man who has directed action films knows enough to quickly get over that 10 ft fence to where he can jump. He planned this out same as a director plans out a movie. Accounts say there was no hesitation, he moved quickly
Earlier, Scott tried to jump off of a pier but was unsuccessful.
That’s what the updated account says, but I can’t figure out what that means. A pier?
Perhaps he was a closet conservative and couldn’t take the pressure anymore, the guilt, the hiding from his hollywierd friends.
In Hollywood jargon, it means he could not get his desired outcome in one take. Few Hollywod directors have gotten their desired outcome in one take other than One Take Woody Van Dyke.
You don't like James Earl Jones? Samuel L. Jackson? Ving Rhames? Wesley Snipes? Laurence Fishburne? Michael Clarke Duncan? Morgan Freeman? Just for starters... Those are some excellent actors right there.
They may be good and popular actors but I just don't like their on-screen style with Morgan Freeman being the most detestable. I will not see a movie with this overbearing buffoon.
Tony Scott in 2009.
We do not know that. Often it is not even knowable. People are mortal, which means everyone dies sooner or later. Who among us has the ultimate knowledge of how any given person's life should end? Does anyone on this planet has some sort of a Master Plan to look at? I don't think so.
Doctor: You have an untreatable illness. You are not young; in fact, you lived a full life and made good things. But all good things come to an end. Your choices are: (a) to spend all your money, about a million per month, on the best palliative treatment - and you will be either in pain or asleep all the time. Or (b) - you give your money to someone else, like your children, or a charity, or a complete stranger so that they can do something useful with it. Understand that the money you will spend in (a) will not do you any good - once it ends you die. Also this money will fall under the broken window fallacy, meaning that the money will simply disappear from the society - the labor of hundreds, if not thousands of workers will be wasted because they will not be able to save you anyway. Expensive (hard to make) drugs and irreplaceable time of doctors will be wasted on a hopeless patient instead of helping someone who can be healed.
Will this patient want to sacrifice himself, deprive himself of a few more months in this world, so that he can do the last good deed for his loved ones? Or perhaps he will choose to be selfish (yes, that word again) and spend all his money on keeping his unconscious body alive until the money runs out?
Who is the hero here, where is the sacrifice and where is selfishness, in what scenario?
The trouble with canned solutions is that they are often wrong. Suicide of a warrior before the battle is certainly a shame, and you can say that the warrior is selfish. On the other hand, suicide of a warrior who throws himself onto a live grenade to protect his team is anything but selfish. One judgement does not fit all.
If a person wants to spend HIS OWN MONEY to try to stay alive, that's HIS perogative. Now with OBABAMCARE, no one will have that choice......the person will be pushed down the HOSPICE CHUTE ASAP.
Suicide is so hard to understand and leaves such destruction behind. My DIL’s father killed himself a few weeks ago. It is heartbreaking to see the family trying to understand and deal with it! Apparently, he started on a new drug for tremors and three days later, he killed himself. Turns out suicide is one of the side effects of that drug. My DIL wants to “explore” this once she is over the shock and has finished probate. Things he left behind indicate that it was almost a spur-of-the-moment decision...SO sad! His timing couldn’t have been worse either. He did it on the anniversary of my baby grandson’s death and was buried on the day my other grandson’s birthday! That alone indicates he wasn’t thinking normally.
I remember seeing the the movie “Top Gun” years ago. Very sad.
He said, "It seemed... to be a good idea at the time."
Another victim of Hollyweird.
Well true, but the general population commit suicide way more than Hollywood stars, directors, producers etc.
That is why this year’s election is so important in order to get rid of Obamacare.
Let's say you're 68. You go to the doctor, who tells you your test results have come back and you've got inoperable pancreatic cancer. He says you've got a year to live, maybe with chemotherapy they can extend it to two, but they will be a painful two years and you will watch yourself withering away during that period. And, by the way, that $2m twenty year term insurance policy you bought when you were 50 will be expiring in another year and a half. I'm not saying that's the scenario, but it could be. Would you view jumping off that bridge as a cowardly act under those circumstances?
I have begged my wife and my closest friends that if something like that happens to me, to please take me to Minnesota in the dead of winter and drop me in a lake. I hope I have the sense to make that drive and take that plunge myself if that situation arises. From the other side, it is without question the most horrible insanity I have ever experienced.
Prayers for you DIL.
Yes......one needs to TRUST GOD in ALL things.
Thank you! She needs prayers. That poor girl has lost a teenaged sister, two children and now this! She is the strongest person I’ve even known, but how much can one person take?
No, they saw someone who looked like him.
I say he's in Tahiti, free from his family and financial obligations, sitting on a yacht.
Thanks Mr. Scott. I enjoyed it allot.
Agree. Didn’t someone jump off a building in that movie?
Generally I hate it when the grammar police come out but is it really that hard to spell suicide? I think I’ve seen it misspelled 4 times in this thread.
5 identical posts! Is that a new record?
Crimson Tide was not a good movie. I can see his carreer was going hill. Also it was made in 1995.
You obviously know nothing about genetic predispostions and chemical imbalances in the brain.
My suggestion: get some education on the topic before you demonstrate your ignorance on the topic again.
We always get these ‘cowards’ comments on these suicide posts from not very educated people who immediatley judge.
Its routine here..but at least then some posters post some worthwhile information on depression and suicide, so others get educated.
Oh, Lord have mercy...
Now the “sin” comments.
How in heavens’ name can you make such a comment when you know NOTHING about this man’s personal life?
I guess if we just pray hard enough, that should take care of any chemical imbalances in the brain...Your types really add more pain to those who are suffering from a clinical depression. Why do you think God gave us doctors and medicine? Even then, we can’t always understand God’s greater plans.
1. Don’t judge what you don’t know anything about.
2. Get information on the causes of suicide.
4. Use spell check.
Don’t think you’ve recovered yet from your drugs.....Prayer s will LEAD you to the BEST DOCTORS and BEST MEDICINE.....geesh....don’t you pray???
Humans are not given the authority to take a life except in the case of self defense or in the execution of capital punishment.
The reason why suicide is selfish, actually an extreme consequence of prolonged arrogance, is that the thinking within the mind of a suicide is directed at self, rather than through faith in Christ.
One might not be able to say much about the cause other than an absolute truth that it manifests arrogance.
Again, read Job.
Suicide is not performed through faith in Christ.
Brilliant...attack my screen name..that is just so novel.Gosh, no one has ever done that to prove an argument.
Guess the guy is just as not perfect as you in your prayers to God or maybe this wouldn’t have happened. Guess he just didn’t pray hard enough. Now if you had been around YOU could have helped him pray.
Keep your sanctimonious religion...I will keep my compassionate God.
Have enough compassion to slowly think through how somebody thinks when they pursue suicide.
Is the object of their thinking in obedience to God and His Plan for our life? Is it fundamentally focused on a carnal way of thinking?
How does one think if one is in righteous fellowship with God?
If in doubt, have enough compassion to think how Christ thought when He remained in obedience to God the Father as He walked towards Calvary.
Would have been more apt if he had directed a submarine flick. He could have hollered “AH-OO-GA...AH-OO-GA....DIVE, DIVE”.....then dove off the bridge.
Wow, prayers solve all your problems, guaranteed? Gosh, I didn’t realise it was so simple. Are you really that credulous?
Paul Ryan pushed him.
No, God solves all your problems, guaranteed. Reject what He provides and you're a loser.
Not only that but also what doors it opens spiritually for his family. Not good.
Yes......PRAYERS.....try it sometime.
Its “Do not go gentle into that good night” meaning that even thought the hereafter is good one should “rage” or fight against death. It is our duty to fight on. Dylan Thomas’ poem to his father shows much more love than the trendy “Gee I hate that the old guy is suffering so I guess he should just take a big dose of Morphine and...”
THANKS! I read that book years ago and will try to get the DVD
Tony and Ridley Scott ran Scott Free Productions and were working jointly on a film called Killing Lincoln, based on the best-seller by Bill O’Reilly.
Many of whom are also victims of Hollyweird.