Alan Parker

Alan Parker

Midnight Express' (1978)
Alan Parker (born February 14, 1944) is a British film director, producer, writer, and actor who created most of his films in the USA. He is also a founding member of the Director's Guild of Great Britain.Parker started out as an advertising copywriter for advertising agencies in the 1960s and 1970s and began to write his own television commercial scripts. Through his association with producer David Puttnam he wrote the screenplay for the 1971 feature Melody.In 1978 Parker directed Midnight Express which was loved by critics and ended up earning Parker a number of Oscar nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture. He was later nominated for Best Director for Mississippi Burning (1988).Parker has directed a number of music-related movies including Fame (1980), Pink Floyd The Wall (1982), The Commitments (1991) and the 1996 film Evita.Source: biographybase.com
I was once described by one of my critics as an aesthetic fascist.More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It doesn't matter what the technology is - no one will watch a Peter Greenaway film anyway.More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do, ... just being away from my kids and my family. That's all I thought about everyday.More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And this film was not meant to be a political diatribe. Hopefully it's balanced, for people to make up their own minds.More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A lot of directors prefer the solitude of the editing process, but I revel in the craziness of what a film set is.More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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