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Alan Parker

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Alan Parker's Biography

Sir Alan William Parker, CBE (born 14 February 1944) is an English film director, producer, writer and actor. He has been active in both the British cinema and American cinema and was a founding member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain.

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Alan Parker News Stories

  • Giorgio Moroder is back in business

      News Source: Chicago Tribune | 14 days ago
    Moroder, who will do a DJ set at the Pitchfork Festival Friday night, is responsible for some of the most indelible, most wonderful and imitated and divisive music ever made. He's the Father of Disco, which makes him the father of modern dance music
  • Goltzius and the Pelican Company review perpetually mischievous

      News Source: The Guardian | 18 days ago
    Alan Parker once described Peter Greenaway 's work as "a load of posturing poo-poo", while Ken Russell insisted that he was "more interested in shit than soul". Fittingly, this latest from Britain's arthouse provocateur opens with F Murray Abraham 's
  • Children in cinema: never mind Nemo, what about finding some funding?

      News Source: The Guardian | 4 months ago
    social realism is one of the only film genres that makes room for children. Photograph: Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar A small boy does something he thinks is terrible and irreversible. Later, he rubs candyfloss between his hands, shrinking the goo to a

Alan Parker Blogs

  • Every 70s Movie: Bugsy Malone (1976)

      Blog Source: | 4 months ago
    Yet instead of completely reimagining the universe of old James Cagney flicks in order to suit kids, writer-director Alan Parker simply slots juveniles into adult clothes and situations. So, for instance, star Scott Baio wears pinstriped suits, and&
  • Bobby Rivers TV: Billy Hayes After MIDNIGHT EXPRESS

      Blog Source: | 4 months ago
    The movie made the handsome young actor a star. It was also nominated for the Best Picture of 1978 Academy Award. Alan Parker was an Oscar nominee for Best Director. John Hurt was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Oliver Stone won ...
  • Gloucester Park – Friday 21st February – launch of Yearling ...

      Blog Source: | 5 months ago
    ... Australian Standardbred Breeders Association. The parade commences at 10:00am and prizes will be awarded to the best presented colt and filly. Written by Alan Parker. Previous post: Bettor's Delight dominating both sides of the Tasman.

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