EPISODE 290: artist profile of TONY SCOTT

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  1. Scott Nye says:

    Here is the supplemental post I mention at the end of the show:


    And, just because it never stops making me laugh, here’s Saturday Night Live’s parody of the UNSTOPPABLE trailer:


  2. Nick S. says:

    Of all the things Tyler has ever said on the podcast “Oh, she’s in the frame!” is my favorite ever.

    • Dug the show, guys. Not a huge Tony Scott fan other than appreciating him as an auteur.

      Have to go back and watch Man on Fire as it has been YEARS since I watched it. That said, David, my memory tells me the tone was B movie-ish or pulpish, so the flowery dialogue was not a problem, especially when you have people like Denzel and Christopher Walken delivering the lines. I remember Walken saying that “A man can be an artist….food, whatever…Creasy’s art is death. He’s about to paint his masterpiece.”
      Wow! I remember him doing a bit of business while he said the lines. Eating a cake(?)and licking his fingers. Textbook on how to sell a line by doing a bit of business and treating it with utter seriousness.

  3. Nick S. says:

    This episode inspired me to add “Man on Fire,” “Deja Vu” and “Spy Game” to my Netflix queue. And I may have to re-evaluate “Crimson Tide” and “Enemy of the State.”

  4. I also really liked comparing the Ridley/Tony difference to the difference between Miramax/Dimension, it makes so much sense it’s ridiculous.

  5. Ursa says:

    Hey guys, just a really random note: the horses in True Romance (that are born black but turn white as they age) were not invented by Tarantino, they’re a real thing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipizzan
    I feel a bit weird sending you info about random stuff of slovenian descent again (I was the listener who sent you the email about how to pronounce Željko Ivanek’s name a while ago) but there you go. Doesn’t make True Romance any less awesome, fortunately.

    Love the podcast!

  6. Ursa says:

    I was thinking of Crimson Tide in the comment above but can’t edit now. Sorry!

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