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"Pelham 123" director commits suicide in California

“True Romance,” “Crimson Tide,” “Spy Game,” “Man on fire,” “Pelham 123” and “Unstoppable.” His films had a voice, the director’s imprimatur evident across his entire opus (multiangle camera work allowing for wide coverage, extremely cadenced action scenes--"Domino" is a good example of that--and a succession of big-name actors who never missed a chance to return and act in one of Tony's movies). ... more >

The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3

 [rating=2] There are two going theories about Tony Scott: the first is that he’s the world’s most offensive hack action director, polluting the cinema with shallow flash and dismal MTV tendencies only to produce generic action drivel. The second view – held by approximately nine of us, warmed at night only by the virtue of being right – is that Scott has evolved into a classical auteur, a ... more >