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The Scarecrow Video Podcast Episode 33: RIP Tony Scott

In the latest episode of The Scarecrow Video Podcast, Kevin, Laird, and your host Matt chat about what they've been watching recently and pay tribute to late director/producer Tony Scott.

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Kevin enjoyed Three Outlaw Samurai (a recent addition to the Criterion collection) and Ninja (except for all the fake CGI blood).


Laird's been on a Spaghetti Western binge with Price of Power and Bullet for the General.


Matt recommends the recent Blu-ray release of The Rescuers. He makes the bold statement that it's as good as any Ghibli movie. I'm not sure if that's true, but he is correct in that the Blu-ray does look fantastic.


Their great Tony Scott discussion touches on his approach to filmmaking, how it differed from that of his brother Ridley, and the influence his cinematic voice has had on many other action directors. They talk about his techniques, themes, and favorite moments from what Matt calls  "pop fables" such as Enemy of the State, Man on Fire, and True Romance .



After this episode was recorded, Kevin and Matt took to Twitter and gave themselves a thorough kicking for not discussing Scott's 1990 film Revenge:

You'll find previous Scarecrow Video Podcast episodes in our site archives. Send your questions, comments, or subjects you'd like us to discuss in future episodes to

We also recommend you check out Laird's blog Our Movie Is Like That Movie, "A celebration of cinematic copycats from around the world; an exploration of re-do's, trends and adaptions; an examination of the path from inspiration to re-creation."

Our Tony Scott tribute section is up now at the front of the store.



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