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 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]
People should focus their energy on developing a taste for dark chocolate, because its high cocoa content means that it contains far less sugar than the average chocolate bar.More Alan Parker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm always afraid someone's going to tap me on the shoulder one day and say, 'Back to North London'.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]
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]

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