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He may not have made a movie since 2003’s The Life of David Gale starring Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet but anyone holding out for a thunderous return to the big screen from Alan Parker will be sadly disappointed. The man behind such gems as The Commitments, Midnight Express and Angel Heart has stated that he won’t be directing any more feature films ever again.
Speaking during a masterclass at the Bari International Film Festival in Italy recently, the English filmmaker said, “Directors do not improve with age: they repeat themselves, and while there are exceptions, their work generally does not get any better. This is the reason why I have decided not to make any more films.”
Parker was once approached about the possibility of taking the hot seat on a Harry Potter movie – we don’t know which one – but he admits, “While that would have made me extremely rich today, »
- Gavin Logan
Across Sir Alan Parker's career, he's made some very strong films. Birdy, The Commitments, Mississippi Burning, Fame, Angel Heart and Bugsy Malone instantly spring to mind. And heck, we've got a soft spot for The Road To Wellville, too.
However, Parker hasn't directed a movie since 2003's The Life Of David Gale. And he's now told the Bari International Film Festival that he has no plans to direct another. "Directors do not improve with age, they repeat themselves", he said during a session at the festival. "And while there are exceptions, their work generally does not get any better. This is the reason why I have decided not to make any more films".
He also added that the last screenplay that he penned "was the best thing I've ever created", but »
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