Alan Parker RIP

..and why not?
Positive Passion
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Alan Parker RIP

Postby Positive Passion » 31 Jul 2020, 18:23

Great English director of some classic films. RIP.

Music was obviously important to him - Bugsy Malone, Fame, The Wall, The Commitments and Evita all among his top films.

Sam Stone
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Re: Alan Parker RIP

Postby Sam Stone » 31 Jul 2020, 18:51

Buggy Malone.... Angel Heart.... The Commitments...Mississippi Burning... Midnight Express....

Incredibly versatile director who mastered every genre he worked in.

Racking my brains and I can’t think of one bad film.

Sam Stone
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Re: Alan Parker RIP

Postby Sam Stone » 31 Jul 2020, 19:06

AP famously got his start in the mail room of an ad agency.

When I was starting out in the business in the late 70s, someone who used to work with him told me
how AP blagged his first job.

Apparently AP was invited into a big London agency of the 60s for an interview as either a copywriter or art director.

After watching two or three commercials on AP's showreel, the agency creative director scoffed: "There's no way you made
these commercials, mate, they're all award winners from Cannes, D&AD, etc."

To which AP replied, "You're right, I didn't make them. But if you give me a job these are the sort of commercials
I'll be making for you."

AP got hired on the spot and the rest as they say is history.