Tony Scott, director of such hits as Top Gun and Crimson Tide,
died yesterday, an apparent suicide -- he had jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles. Though there has been no official
explanation of his possible motives, ABC News and other sources reported today that he was suffering from inoperable brain cancer.
It's the elephant in the room when you're
talking to Duncan Jones: this guy is Zowie Bowie -- Ziggy Stardust's son! It's
uncool to bring it up, but how can you not at least mention it?
Very easily, as it turns out, because the
affable, self-proclaimed geek has accomplished enough on his own to make his
pedigree a mere footnote.