by Alexander Huls Friday August 24, 2012

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If you want to take part in future SNAM TwitterTalkbacks be sure to follow me on Twitter @alxhuls and every week I'll ask your opinions on individual movies, genres, trends, and other fun film buff inquiries. You tweet me back your answers, and then every Friday I'll post some of the responses in this weekly column.

What made Tony Scott stand out - for better or worse - as a director?

Ross Miller, @rosstmiller:
His kinetic style, commitment to fast pace and, for better or worse, making cinematic entertainment more than art.

Doug Tilley, @Doug_Tilley:
Someone mentioned that unlike most directors, his visual style evolved dramatically with experience. Very astute observation.

Corey Atad, @CoreyAtad:
The use of in-camera effects for stylization. Hand-cranking the camera for example.

Film Classics, @filmclassics:
After Tony Scott directed "Top Gun", he got trapped into the standard hollywood action films. IMHO, "The Hunger" was [Scott’s] first & best film. After "Top Gun", he kind of lost his sense of self. I will say "True Romance" was [his] best action film. The rest of his films seemed sleepwalking for money . His ex. producer films vs. his dir. films-so wildly different-as tho he wanted to dir them but was trapped into the hwood system. Only my opinion of course :). He was an excellent director/producer. Many ppl love his 80s/90s action style films but idk, I feel he missed his early style.

Mike P Williams, @littlestpicshow:
His ability to tell a really good, interesting and exciting story. He was one of the best.

Maxwell Haddad, @MaxLHad:
Scott was uncompromising in his style and the fun he was having shined through his films

FilmLandEmpire, @FilmLandEmpire:
whether you liked it or not he had his own personal style

Vincent Nijman, @12movies12min:
his music video editing and his use of colors.
 

What's your favorite Tony Scott movie, and - most importantly - why that one specifically?

Marcelo J. Pico, @FramedPanda:
MAN ON FIRE is my favorite. So much style, great performances, powerful story. I think it perfectly embodies Tony Scott.

Stuart Barr, @MaxRenn:
True Romance, perfect marriage of director, script and cast

Neil Bakshi, @neilbakshi:
Man On Fire. Stays with me weeks after I see it.

Vincent Nijman, @12movies12min:
True Romance/The Hunger and it's acting ensemble.

FilmLandEmpire, @FilmLandEmpire:
The Hunger. For the soft focus, Bauhaus, floating drapes and a pensively smoking Catherine Deneuve

Maxwell Haddad, @MaxLHad:
True Romance is joyously deranged.

ChasetheShade, @ChasetheShade:
True Romance...cast ..script..production..'chemistry'... his wonderful style..& that he let the actors 'improvise'...

Cinemart, @CinemartNow:
The Last Boy Scout. Scott had a great script to match his style of filmmaking.
 

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