Painter with a Movie Camera: A Tribute to Tony Scott

I suppose that comparing the late Tony Scott to Dziga Vertov will seem ridiculous to many (most!) people, as will proclaiming Domino a masterwork. So be it. Here's a tribute to Tony Scott in which I do both of those things:

Painter with a Movie Camera: A Tribute to Tony Scott from Matthew Cheney on Vimeo.

And here are the tributes I mention in the video:
Manohla Dargis, "A Director Who Excelled in Excess"
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, "Smearing the Senses: Tony Scott, Action Painter"


  1. Thanks for this, Matthew -- I loved the video, and it helps me with my own current attempt to think about "post-contiuity" style in Tony Scott (& especially in Domino).

    1. Well, as my use of your term "post-continuity cinema" shows, I'm deeply in your debt -- I don't know if I would have known how to express my enjoyment of Scott's later work without having read your writings, nor would I have taken them more seriously than as "guilty pleasures" (term used for its general meaning, not literal -- I don't think any harmless pleasure ought to be accompanied by guilt). So, many thanks in return!


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