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
A Great Movie Evolves when Everybody Has the Same Vision in Their Heads.More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine, so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists.More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This sale brings the excellent partnership that we have enjoyed with Marriott International to a close.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]
I always argued against the auteur theory; films are a collaborative art form. I've had some fantastically good people help me make the movies.More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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