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Alan Parker
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Date of Birth: Feb 14, 1944

Country: UK

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.

Total Titles at Criticker: 17 - You've Seen 17

Your Average Percentiles: 0 (Actor), 0 (Director), 0 (Writer)

Biography last updated by ThiagoH, and picture by Zoltan

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Titles You've Rated: Director (14) | Writer (7) | Actor (7)
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Fame (1980)
At the New York City High School for the Performing Arts, students get specialized training that often leads to success as actors... (imdb)
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Bugsy Malone (1976)
A gangster movie where all the gangsters are children. Instead of real bullets they use "splurge guns" that cover the victim in cream... (imdb)
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Angel Heart (1987)
Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple... (imdb)
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Shoot the Moon (1982)
A fifteen year marraige 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.
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The Road to Wellville (1994)
A story about the ins and outs of one unusual health facility in the early 20th century, run by the eccentric Dr. Kellogg. (imdb)
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Melody (1971)
Two schoolkids in London fall in love.
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Come See the Paradise (1990)
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. (imdb)
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Mississippi Burning (1988)
Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists. (imdb)
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Birdy (1984)
Two friends arrive back from Vietnam, scarred in different ways. One has physical injuries, the other has mental problems that make him yearn to be a bird, a subject he has always been fascinated with. (imdb)
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Evita (1996)
The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina. (imdb)
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Midnight Express (1978)
True story of a man who is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into a barbaric prison (imdb)
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The Life of David Gale (2003)
David Gale (Spacey) is a man who has tried to live by his principles, but in a bizarre twist of fate, this devoted father, popular professor and respected death penalty opponent finds himself on Death Row for the rape and murder of a fellow activist (Linney). He decides to confide in a reporter (Winslet) who quickly realizes that a man's life is in her hands. (Universal Pictures)
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The Commitments (1991)
The travails of Jimmy Rabbitte to form the "World's Hardest Working Band," The Commitments, and bring soul music to the people of Dublin, Ireland. (imdb)
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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)
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.
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Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone. (imdb)
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Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes and Turkey (2016)
The documentary, "Midnight Return" explores the enduring and emotional power of film as seen through the lens of the blockbuster success, "Midnight Express". When Billy Hayes, one of the most infamous names of his generation and on whom the picture is based, returns to Turkey thirty years after his daring escape from prison, he faces a country still haunted by the film. (imdb)
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Angela
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... (imdb)
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