Tony Scott, brother of Ridley Scott, and producer/director of stylish cinematic staples such as Top Gun, The Hunger, True Romance, Crimson Tide, and the recent Unstoppable, has died at the age of 68 of an apparent suicide.
My first exposure to Tony’s films was 1983′s The Hunger, with David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon in a story about the tragic realities of falling in love for a literal forever. Almost immediately, I realized I was witnessing the beginnings of something truly special. Here was a visual style that was almost purely sensual. Images were ephemeral; dream-like in a way that soothed the subconscious, seeping into your skin like a living perfume. It was deeply erotic, deeply affecting and deeply, unapologetically, romantic.