by Jay A. Fernandez
August 20, 2012 11:31 AM 2 Comments
Watch: Early Ridley Scott Film "Boy and Bicycle" From 1962 Starring 16-Year-Old Tony Scott
This should add a little poignancy to today's shocking news that veteran action director Tony Scott ("Top Gun," "True Romance") has jumped to his death from a San Pedro bridge. TheSpace.org has made available a film held in the British Film Institute archives that Scott's older brother Ridley (the director of "Blade Runner" and "Gladiator") made some 50 years ealier, when Tony was just 16 years old.
Titled "Boy and Bicycle," the 1962 work shot on a 16mm Bolex received post-production funding from the BFI, and it shows Tony on a day spent playing hookie from school.