On another note, it has been reported that some subhuman filmed Tony's suicide and is eagerly trying to sell the video to the media. Firstly, I find it incredibly disgusting and insensitive in this society that people use their mobile technology for such morbid reasons. What kind of world do we live in where someone, anywhere, is literally at the ready to film something horrific with the intentions of financially profiting off of it? If this video is sold, there are controversial websites that make money off presenting images and video of people dying or in death. Yes, these type of people live amongst us, and I'm not going to name the websites. I've heard about them, but don't have the stomach to visit such places. People forget that the people depicted in these images have family and friends who love them, and it is ghastly to think that there are people out there who take joy in sitting at their computer/laptop/iPad, deliberately finding entertainment in looking at macabre websites such as these. Knowing such crap exist just prolongs the pain for the survivors of high profile persons who die under tragic circumstances. Tony left underage twin boys with their mother, they do not need to come across such a video one day, even by mistake. But because it exist, they may accidentally see it, and that's just a horrible thing to think about.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Michael and Ridley and the Your Film Festival
website, ten finalist's short films have been selected to be viewed by a jury panel that Michael and Ridley will be a part of, to win a prize of $500,000 to create an original film where Michael and Ridley will produce via Scott Free Films (which Tony was an integral part of). Sounds like an incredible opportunity for an upcoming film maker, but will Ridley be in shape to participate? And with the filming of The Counselor delayed while he mourns in Los Angeles, it just give us pause to consider the domino effect of this tragic event.