“Forgotten Hollywood”- Alan Parker Found Fame…

Posted on July 31, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Alan Parker was an English filmmaker. His early career was spent as a copywriter and director of television advertisements. After ten years of filming commercials, many of which won awards for creativity, Alan began screenwriting and directing motion pictures. ALAN PARKER ->

“`Parker credited his years writing and directing adverts for his later success as a movie director. His first feature, Bugsy Malone, was a parody of early American gangster films and musicals, but with only child actors. His career took off after its release.

“`His prestigious cinematic resume include  Fame, Midnight Express, Pink Floyd – The Wall, Birdy, Mississippi’s Burning, Shoot the Moon, The Commitments, The Life of David Gale, and the screen adaptation of Evita. Along the way, Parker was nominated for eight BAFTA awards, three Golden Globes, and two Oscars.

“`Parker also championed Britain’s film industry, serving as chairman of the  British Film Institute and the U. K. Film Council. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1995 Birthday Honours and Knight Bachelor in the 2002 New Year Honours for services to the film industry.

“`Sir Alan Parker was seventy-six.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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