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Sir Alan Parker CBE | Sir Alan William Parker | Sir Alan Parker
Did You Know?
[on how he wrote his first screenplay Melody
(1971)] I hadn't really thought about writing a screenplay at the time. I hadn't started directing, except for a few commercials in the basement of the agency where I worked. I was quite happy in advertising and had some success as a copywriter, so to get a film made of my script was as much a surprise as a thrill. (...) David Puttnam
Considered Oliver Stone
as his strong antagonist since their collaboration on Midnight Express
(1978). Parker even declined several times to give him WGA credits for his previous work on Evita
(1996), but finally agreed to do so after a long deliberation with WGA's law representatives.
His films often have a dark, noirish look to them. They are often lit in very dark colors.
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