One of the Missing.

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 d├ębut 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 on “One of the Missing.

    Erikon August 22, 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.

    vanderleunon August 22, 2012 @ 10:04 AM:

    An excellent and astute contribution. Thanks.

    Fizzy Foxon August 23, 2012 @ 5:30 PM:

    Thank you for posting this.

    Richard Williamson August 27, 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.

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