TOP GUN

  • Tom Cruise in conflict with drones in Jerry Bruckheimer's 'Top Gun 2'? March 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: "Top Gun 2" is still happening, says producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and the plot of the sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise starrer is modern. "We've been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we're getting closer and closer," huffingtonpost.com quoted Bruckheimer as saying. "Don...
  • Director Tony Scott cremated; scholarship created August 28, 2012

    Los Angeles: Tony Scott has been cremated, and his widow will keep his remains at their Los Angelesarea home. The information is included on Scott's death certificate. The document doesn't include a formal determination of Scott's cause of death. Coroner's officials expect it will take several weeks to finalize their...
  • Witnesses want to sell Tony Scott's suicide video August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: 68yearold Tony Scott, who directed more than 15 films like Top Gun and Unstoppable, jumped from a bridge in Los Angeles on Sunday. Many people witnessed Tony Scott climbing the eight foot fence and jumping from the bridge. As the bridge is a popular shooting location among action...
  • A tribute to Hollywood director Tony Scott August 22, 2012

    Tony Scott shot to fame in the 1980s with a string of action films. His blockbuster hits included 'Crimson Tide', 'Days of Thunder' and 'Beverly Hills Cop II' besides 'Top Gun'. Scott's brother is the famous Hollywood director Ridley Scott. At the time of his death, he was rumoured to...
  • Tony Scott's family rule out cancer in suicide August 22, 2012

    The family of 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott told medical examiners the Britishborn filmmaker did not have brain cancer or any serious illness when he jumped to his death from a suspension bridge, a Los Angeles County Coroner Department official said on Tuesday. Craig Harvey, operations chief for the coroner, also...
  • Tony was my dear friend: Tom Cruise August 21, 2012

    Los Angeles: Tom Cruise, who shot to Hollywood superstardom with Tony Scott's 'Top Gun', has paid tribute to the tragic director. Scott, 68, jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge. "Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him. My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his...
  • Holywood director Tony Scott dies after jumping off bridge August 21, 2012

    Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as 'Top Gun', 'Days of Thunder' and 'Beverly Hills Cop II', has died after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge. ...
  • Hunt for answers in 'Top Gun' director's death August 21, 2012

    Director Tony Scott loved fast cars, riding fast motorcycles and creating some of the most memorable action sequences of the past quarter century. He was even planning a sequel to his hit 'Top Gun.' Yet on Sunday, police removed the director's body from Los Angeles Harbor hours after they say he...
  • Tony Scott: Man of action films, pure and simple August 20, 2012

    Los Angeles: No one ever mistook Tony Scott for a great dramatist. He was a director critics loved to hate for his slick barrage of images at the expense of story. The filmmaker did not dazzle the imagination with visions of lost or alien worlds, like brother Ridley Scott. Tony Scott...
  • Goodbye, Tony Scott: 10 awesome 'Top Gun' facts August 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Hollywood filmmaker Tony Scott, director of such bigscreen action hits as 'Top Gun' and 'Crimson Tide,' jumped to his death on Sunday from a bridge over Los Angeles Harbor, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said. For actor Tom Cruise, 'Top Gun' was a turning point in his career...
  • 'Top Gun' director jumps to death from bridge August 20, 2012

    Los Angeles: Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as 'Top Gun,' 'Days of Thunder' and 'Beverly Hills Cop II,' died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge, authorities said. The 68yearold Scott's death was being investigated as a suicide, Los Angeles County Coroner's Lt. Joe Bale said. Several people...
  • Really Tough Movie Quiz: Answers and winners August 28, 2009

    Here are the results of last week's Really Tough Movie Quiz are out. Find out if you are one of the lucky winners. Ques 1: Identify this 90s cult hit from the names of these characters who appear in it: Vincent Vega Jules Winnfield Mia Wallace Ans 1: Pulp Fiction Ques 2: Take a...
  • 20 movies every guy MUST see! April 24, 2009

    The first thing that flashes before your eyes when you say guy flicks is perhaps a machine gun or at best Pamela Anderson. Following is our list of favourite all time guy flicks and just why you should be watching all of them. ...
  • Navy man helped make Hollywood cult Top Gun January 29, 2009

    New Delhi: He's the man who commands the world's largest naval fleet. But ask him his claim to fame and Admiral Robert 'Rat' Willard of the US Navy will tell you that it's his role in the making of the iconic Hollywood film, Top Gun. "I was responsible for all of...
  • A warplane that can see, think, act April 6, 2007

    The next generation of warplanes is the age of stealth, where fighter planes may not be detected by radars where fighter planes may not even need pilots! For some time now warplanes have been able to fly and navigate themselves. But now the F22 Raptor developed by the United...
  • Europeans join hands to build fighters April 6, 2007

    The Cold War saw the United States and Russia push the frontiers of aircraft technology. But now the Europeans are pushing hard as well. In fact the Eurofighter Typhoon built jointly by Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK is fighter technology at its cutting edge best. Top fighter pilots had...
  • Cobra attackthe helicopter story April 6, 2007

    Its a role that it wasnt designed for, but urban warfare of the sort seen in big budget Hollywood films is what the modern offensive helicopter was designed for. Somalia, Afghanistan, or Iraqtheir speed, adaptability, and now deadly armoury make the modern helicopter a truly lethal weapon. The very latest...
  • Unmanned airplane: The last frontier April 6, 2007

    Computers have made it possible for a pilot to concentrate less on flying the plane and more on flying the mission. But what if the plane could also fly the mission? When you look at flying military airplane and flying in the kind of places we have to today that are...
  • Top Gun: The story of air power April 6, 2007

    The story of air power is a short onethe shortest in military history. From delivery of the first piloted airplane to the United States Army in 1908 to the Raptor, which maybe one of the very last piloted fighter planes, has taken less than a hundred years. But in that short...
  • Test pilots, pulse of aviation February 11, 2007

    Bangalore: The highpoint of the Bangalore air show has been the spectacular flying displays. Breathtaking stunts of all types generally come with a statutory warning that they are not to be replicated by viewers. Forget the viewers, flying manoeuvres are forbidden to even most qualified pilots. There's just a small...