With the passing of Tony Scott last week, I knew that I wanted to feature one of his films as this week’s MTESS.
There were a number of choices… as I studied his filmography, I was surprised at just how many really good movies he had left us.
But there really was only one choice to feature first. It’s the movie that the media deemed his biggest, often mentioning it in the headlines last week right alongside his name. It’s a quintessential “Tom Cruise movie”, and a shining example of the slick, entertaining action movies that were so in vogue in the 1980s. A movie that has earned a permanent name for itself in pop culture.