Remembering Tony Scott Through Ridley’s Camera


The written tributes for late director Tony Scott have been pouring in, and they're certainly touching. The cinematic odes will follow — supercuts of the most affecting moments in his films, behind-the-scenes footage of him directing on set, rediscovered interviews. But one of the most poignant remembrances possible has already arrived — footage of Ridley Scott's 1965 black-and-white short film Boy and Bicycle set to Hans Zimmer's uplifting theme to Tony Scott's True Romance. It's a beautiful thing to see Tony young, happy, and adventuring around England, fancying himself the world's only inhabitant. And of course those prone to morbid connections will want to note the moment when Tony inspects a bridge and then walks on its edge.