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One of the Missing.

Aug 22nd, 2012 | Categories: Video | by Michael Williams

One of the Missing is the late Tony Scott’s first film about a Confederate soldier on a scouting mission during the Civil War. The story was written by Ambrose Bierce (an equally adventurous and talented man) in 1888 and is an incredibly powerful piece of American fiction that led to a stunning (and now, a rather uncomfortable) directorial début by Tony Scott.

While the motivations and circumstances surrounding his death aren’t abundantly clear, Tony Scott was an incredibly gifted artist and storyteller. While the style of One of the Missing differs greatly from the style that made him a one of the most successful directors of all time, it is easy to see the man’s brilliance here.

Via Alexander Olch, a talented director in his own right.

Comments: 4

4 Comments to “One of the Missing.”

  1. Erik
    on Aug 22nd, 2012
    @ 3:25 AM

    Thank you for posting this! One of the best stories by Bierce I think. Had no idea someone had made a film out of it.

  2. vanderleun
    on Aug 22nd, 2012
    @ 10:04 AM

    An excellent and astute contribution. Thanks.

  3. Fizzy Fox
    on Aug 23rd, 2012
    @ 5:30 PM

    Thank you for posting this.

  4. Richard Williams
    on Aug 27th, 2012
    @ 12:59 PM

    Thanks for sharing. Quite gripping. I was not familiar with this film, nor the story. Apparently, the film reversed characters from the written story in which the sniper was a yankee facing a Confederate enemy.