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Top Gun Memos tells the comprehensive story of the classic movie Top Gun through the eyes of the people on the ground — and in the air — who made it. Based on 90 interviews and more than 1,250+ studio and production documents, it follows production from beginning to end, fun times and dangerous situations alike. It answers why Top Gun remains popular when most stellar movies seem to retire the year after release. The book also goes a long way toward explaining what happened to revered director Tony Scott, who killed himself just as work on the long-awaited sequel began in 2012.
Meredith Jordan is an award-winning journalist who spent 25 years working for East Coast news organizations, small and large. Her new book, Top Gun Memos: The Making and Legacy of an Iconic Movie, (Citation Press, 2022), is the definitive account of Top Gun (1986). She is also the author of Below the Line: Anatomy of a Successful Movie (Citation Press, 2019).