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:
If you'd been where I'd been... if you'd seen the things I'd seen!... you... you'd be me... Or someone following me around...More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was once described by one of my critics as an aesthetic fascist.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]
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]
We're the demonstration project for the state, so everybody's looking at us.More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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