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
Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black-and-white movie.More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I turn on the TV sometimes, start watching something and think: 'This seems quite good, a bit familiar.' Then I realise... It's one of my movies. It's a pretty odd feeling.More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Well, if you ask any filmmaker how they got into it, everyone came a different route. I've never actually watched another director work.More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons.More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Well, if you ask any filmmaker how they got into it, everyone came a different route. Ive never actually watched another director work.More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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