“Déjà-vu” Mini-Review

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Déjà-vu (2006)

“What if you had to tell someone the most important thing in the world, but you knew they’d never believe you?” (Doug Carlin)

In 2006, the now late Tony Scott directed a time-travel thriller “Déjà-vu” starring Denzel Washington and Val Kilmer, presenting a story of A.T.F. agent Doug Carlin who starts to investigate a bombing of a ferry in New Orleans, but ends up embarking on a romantic time-travel mission to save the lives of many. Coming from a film director known for “True Romance” (1993) and “Enemy of the State” (1998), “Déjà-vu” plays all its cards right, and, despite perhaps failing to convince the audience in the plot’s technological advances, the movie still feels very “complete”, fun to watch and provides just the right amount of suspense to keep one intrigued until the very end.  Read more of this post

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Flight (2012)

After years of cartoon production, in 2012 Robert Zemeckis returned with an action film called ‘Flight’, depicting an alcoholic pilot of a passenger plane which crash sets a chain of events forcing the pilot to confront his alcohol addiction. After the crash, Captain Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) befriends another drug-addict, Nicole (Kelly Reilly), and with her and his loyal colleague Charlie (Bruce Greenwood)’s emotional support plunges into a post-crash legal battle of guilt-and-responsibility-shifting, while alternating between increased drinking and complete abstinence.

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Tony Scott (21 June 1944 – 19 August 2012)


“The biggest edge I live on is directing. That’s the most scary, dangerous thing you can do in your life,”
(1995)
 

  With the most tragic death of a great director and producer, Tony Scott, I thought I’d pay a tribute and briefly outline his early bio and comment on some of the most memorable films he directed.

  Tony Scott was born in North Shields (a town on the north bank of the River Tyne), North East England, and grew up in Stockton-on-Tees. Scott attended London’s Royal College of Art, and then directed numerous TV advertisements before directing his first film ‘The Hunger’ (1983), which was met with critical disappointment. His first big box office success came with the release of ‘Top Gun’ (1986) three years later, starring Tom Cruise. Achieving this, he became the first of Scott brothers to enjoy blockbuster success. After ‘Top Gun’ success Scott called the shots, directing fun films like ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ (1987), Quentin Tarantino’s ‘True Romance’ (1993) and ‘The Fan’ (1996).

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