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Alan Parker

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Date of Birth:
14 February 1944Islington, London, England, UK

Birth Name:
Alan William Parker

Short Biography:
Prior to moving into film, Alan was noted as one of London's most talented advertising copywriters. He worked for the Collet Dickinson Pearce (CDP) ad agency in the 1960's and early 1970's, and began directing his own tvc scripts in their basement. Formed a partnership with David Puttnam as his producer (Puttnam had been a photographers' agent), and left CDP to become a full time director of commercials before moving onto features.

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

# 07600 IMDb

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

By Craig McCall

Documentary (1h 26min)

UK UK

Rated 7.8 after 875 votes on 02-Jun-16.

In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette in his hand was a half-century earlier when his Technicolor camerawork was awarded for Powell and Pressburger's Black Narcissus. Beyond John Huston's The African Queen and King Vidor's War and Peace, the films (...)

The Life of David Gale (2003)

# 00236 IMDb

The Life of David Gale (2003)

TaglineThe crime is clear. The truth is not.

By Alan Parker

Drama, Crime, Thriller (2h 10min)

USA USA, Germany Germany

Fine! Rated 7.6 after 98,108 votes on 23-Jul-18.

2 nominations

A University of Texas professor of philosophy and capital punishment abolitionist, David Gale (Kevin Spacey), finds himself on Death Row convicted of murder. Days before his execution, skeptical journalist Bitsey Bloom (Kate Winslet) is sent to conduct David Gale's final interview. Unaware that she would not be investigating Dr. Gale, Bitsey and her sympathetic intern leave to Texas for what is (...)

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

# 03572 IMDb

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

By Jan Harlan

Documentary, Biography (2h 22min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 8.0 after 8,368 votes on 28-Jul-16.

2 nominations

Narrated by Tom Cruise, "Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures" goes through each one of his movies and talks to various participants about their memories of working with Kubrick. For those who know very little about Kubrick, the documentary is an excellent career overview. Kubrick film clips include "Fear and Desire," "Killer's Kiss," "The Killing," "Paths of Glory," "Spartacus," "Lolita," "Dr. (...)

Angela's Ashes (1999)

# 01993 IMDb

Angela's Ashes (1999)

By Alan Parker

Drama (2h 25min)

USA USA, Ireland Ireland

Fine! Rated 7.3 after 17,948 votes on 01-Oct-17.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. (...)

Evita (1996)

# 03112 IMDb

Evita (1996)

TaglineThe Most Anticipated Motion Picture Event of The Year

By Alan Parker

Biography, Drama, Musical (2h 14min)

USA USA

Rated 6.3 after 31,121 votes on 27-May-18.

Won Oscar. Another 8 wins & 24 nominations

Lavish musical drama, based on the hit stage production by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, telling the life story of Eva Duarte who leaves her rural home for Buenos Aires in the company of Latin singer Agustin Magaldi, eventually becoming the wife of President Juan Peron and a heroine to the people of Argentina.

The Road to Wellville (1994)

# 04227 IMDb

The Road to Wellville (1994)

TaglineA comedy of the heart and other organs.

By Alan Parker

Comedy (1h 58min)

USA USA

Rated 5.7 after 10,001 votes on 22-Mar-17.

1 nomination

In Welville, at Battle Creek, eccentric rich Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (a historical figure) runs a stylish health farm for the wealthy, an idea ahead of his time, based on extreme vegetarianism, neither sex, masturbation or even sensual stimulation, but laughing therapy and purging the 'polluted' body, mainly by exercises, often in open air, vicious diet, his invention corn flakes, laxatives, anal (...)

The Commitments (1991)

# 04018 IMDb

The Commitments (1991)

TaglineThey Had Absolutely Nothing. But They Were Willing To Risk It All.

By Alan Parker

Comedy, Drama, Music (1h 58min)

Ireland Ireland, UK UK, USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.6 after 26,694 votes on 20-Feb-17.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 10 wins & 4 nominations

Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females virtually in his back yard, a lead singer (Deco) at a wedding, and, responding to his ad, an aging trumpet player, Joey "The Lips" Fagan. Song by song, (...)

Come See the Paradise (1990)

# 14833 IMDb R 

Come See the Paradise (1990)

TaglineFirst, their love was forbidden by law. Then it was torn apart by war.

By Alan Parker

Drama, Romance, War (2h 18min)

USA USA

Rated 6.7 after 2,292 votes on 25-Aug-18.

3 nominations

Portraying one of the shadier details of American history, this is the story of Jack McGurn, who comes to Los Angeles in 1936. He gets a job at a movie theatre in Little Tokyo and falls in love with the boss's daughter, Lily Kawamura. When her father finds out, he is fired and forbidden ever to see her again. But together they escape to Seattle. When the war breaks out, the authorities decide (...)

Mississippi Burning (1988)

# 01865 IMDb

Mississippi Burning (1988)

Tagline1964. When America was at war with itself.

By Alan Parker

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller (2h 08min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.8 after 74,053 votes on 06-Aug-18.

Won Oscar. Another 15 wins & 16 nominations

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his former Sheriff partner.

Angel Heart (1987)

# 00648 IMDb

Angel Heart (1987)

TaglineIt will scare you to your very soul.

By Alan Parker

Horror, Mystery, Thriller (1h 53min)

USA USA, Canada Canada, UK UK

Fine! Rated 7.3 after 69,794 votes on 18-Jun-18.

1 win & 3 nominations

Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple, and Johnny doesn't want to be found. Let's just say that, amongst the period detail and beautiful scenery, it all gets really, really nasty.

Birdy (1984)

# 05685 IMDb

Birdy (1984)

TaglineA soaring experience unlike anything you've ever seen before.

By Alan Parker

Drama (2h)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.3 after 18,437 votes on 01-Oct-17.

2 wins & 1 nomination

Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?

Shoot the Moon (1982)

# 09548 IMDb

Shoot the Moon (1982)

By Alan Parker

Drama (2h 04min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 1,922 votes on 13-Jul-16.

7 nominations

A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for four young children. While they attempt to go their separate ways, jealousy and bitterness reconnect them.

Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)

# 00386 IMDb

Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)

TaglinePink Floyd The Wall. Now The Film.

By Alan Parker

Drama, Music (1h 35min)

UK UK

Fine! Rated 8.0 after 62,379 votes on 21-Mar-17.

2 wins & 1 nomination

The movie tells the story of rock singer "Pink" who is sitting in his hotel room in Los Angeles, burnt out from the music business and only able to perform on stage with the help of drugs. Based on the 1979 double album "The Wall" by Pink Floyd, the film begins in Pink's youth where he is crushed by the love of his mother. Several years later he is punished by the teachers in school because he is (...)

Fame (1980)

# 05651 IMDb

Fame (1980)

TaglineIf they've really got what it takes, it's going to take everything they've got.

By Alan Parker

Drama, Music (2h 14min)

USA USA

Rated 6.6 after 18,007 votes on 27-Jul-18.

Won 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 16 nominations

At the New York City High School for the Performing Arts, students get specialized training that often leads to success as actors, singers, etc. This movie follows four students from the time when they audition to get into the school, through graduation. They are the brazen Coco Hernandez, shy Doris Finsecker, sensitive gay Montgomery MacNeil, and brash, abrasive Raul Garcia.

Midnight Express (1978)

# 00477 IMDb

Midnight Express (1978)

TaglineWalk into the incredible true experience of Billy Hayes, and bring all the courage you can!

By Alan Parker

Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller (2h 01min)

UK UK, USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.6 after 62,352 votes on 11-Aug-18.

Won 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations

Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his family, and the American government, or the "Midnight Express".

Bugsy Malone (1976)

# 09009 IMDb

Bugsy Malone (1976)

TaglineEvery year brings a great movie. Every decade a great movie musical!

By Alan Parker

Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical (1h 33min)

UK UK

Rated 6.9 after 13,907 votes on 24-Aug-18.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 9 nominations

A gangster movie where all the gangsters are children. Instead of real bullets they use "splurge guns" that cover the victim in cream. The story tells of the rise of "Bugsy Malone" and the battle for power between "Fat Sam" and "Dandy Dan".

Melody (1971)

# 13649 IMDb

Melody (1971)

TaglineA tender love story for everyone who was ever twelve years old.

By Waris Hussein

Comedy, Drama, Romance (1h 43min)

UK UK

Fine! Rated 7.9 after 1,990 votes on 23-May-17.

Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible. The story is told from the children's point of view.

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