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Alan Parker is DEAD TO ME!

Gave us Madonna in Evit

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by Anonymousreply 3308/01/2020

Don't cry from me Argentin

The truth is I never left yo

All through my wild day

My mad existanc

I kept my promis

Don't keep you distanc

by Anonymousreply 107/31/2020

Best films: The Commitments and Shoot the Moon

by Anonymousreply 207/31/2020


I'm gonna live foreve

I'm gonna learn how to fly, HIG

I fell it comin togethe

People will see me and cry, FAM

by Anonymousreply 307/31/2020

I will remember him for the brilliant 'Shoot The Moon', with Diane Keaton and Albert Finney. I think it's always been underappreciated.

by Anonymousreply 407/31/2020

I will always be grateful to him for showing a young and hot Mickey Rourke's thrusting ass in "Angel Heart". I saw that when I was 12 or so and it stirred my nether regions.

by Anonymousreply 507/31/2020

I'll pass on the musicals, but like..

Angel Heart


Midnight Express

Mississippi Burning

by Anonymousreply 607/31/2020

In Memoriam

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by Anonymousreply 707/31/2020

I thought he was a porn star.

by Anonymousreply 807/31/2020

I used to adore Fame when I was younger, but I recently rewatched it after many years, and it was so boring and tedious. I don't know how I watched that dozens of times on HBO as a kid.

by Anonymousreply 907/31/2020

I guess you grew up, R9.

by Anonymousreply 1007/31/2020

He always struck me as a boring know it all. Someone who if you met him wouldn't allow you to disagree with him on anything. Surrounded by sycophants.

by Anonymousreply 1107/31/2020

talented director. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 1207/31/2020

I love Bugsy Malone. Jodie was so cute in it!

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by Anonymousreply 1407/31/2020

Bugsy Malone is one of the creepiest films of all time. But I do love the tiny strident girl who is the big star Blowsie almost replaces who sings "Show Business is in My Veins."

by Anonymousreply 1507/31/2020

His films were interesting. He was a talented director.

by Anonymousreply 1607/31/2020

So young!

by Anonymousreply 1707/31/2020

So young!

by Anonymousreply 1807/31/2020

"Angel Heart" was silly but fun, and, yes, Mickey was very hot and very grimy.

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by Anonymousreply 2007/31/2020

Very talented director who could direct different genres.

Mississippi Burning and Angel Heart are excellent films. But I do agree with others that Shoot the Moon is superb. Underrated and featuring one of Diane Keaton's best performances and Albert Finney gave another one of his great performances.

I like Fame but it's a bit too dour and serious.

by Anonymousreply 2107/31/2020

So young.

by Anonymousreply 2207/31/2020

That's "St. Olivia de Havilland", R22

by Anonymousreply 2307/31/2020

Angel Heart was meant to be a fun, supernatural riff on Chandler. I love it.

by Anonymousreply 2408/01/2020

Has Irene Cara commented yet?

by Anonymousreply 2508/01/2020

Well, death costs. And right here is where you start payin'.

by Anonymousreply 2608/01/2020

I love Angel Heart. The supernatural element was intriguing and creepy, not silly.

by Anonymousreply 2708/01/2020

Has Madonna commented yet.

by Anonymousreply 2808/01/2020

He should have been prosecuted for crimes against film for casting madonna.

by Anonymousreply 2908/01/2020

We are forever immortalized on screen.

by Anonymousreply 3008/01/2020

I was just looking at the list of his body of work.

I like Fame, though the thought that the gay kid would be the only gay one at the a NYC school of performing arts was beyond laughable.

I like Midnight Express, but while I haven't seen it in decades, I do remember there was a stupid scene where Billy rejects the hot gay guy coming on to him (when the opposite happened in real life); a scene where he bites someone tongue off (didn't happen); and a scene where he's almost raped by a guard (didn't happen).

I liked Mississippi Burning, but it was weird that a movie set in the South about the civil rights struggle would focus on civil rights workers where 2 of the 3 were white.

Overall, my favorite Parker films were Evita and (go ahead and laugh) Pink Floyd The Wall.

by Anonymousreply 3108/01/2020

"Angel Heart" was based on a pulp horror novel by William William Hjortsberg called "Falling Angel." I'd recommend reading it; it's really very good. The character of Epiphany Proudfoot is VERY different in the novel. Although still a teenager she's a voodoo mambo and runs an herb shop/pharmacy; she takes college classes and dresses nicely, not in see through rags. And she does NOT have an illegitimate baby. As played by Lisa Bonet in the movie she's a poverty-stricken "fuck bunny" , as a disgruntled Hjortsberg called her (he was not fond of the movie). Anyway, anyone who likes horror novels should read "Falling Angel."

by Anonymousreply 3208/01/2020

"Angel Heart" is a film that come to mind often for me, but then I love mood and sense of place and atmosphere and visual references to visual references, none of which is in shortage in the film. Just the fucking egg references in the bloody sex scene with Harry Angel and's all a bit heavy handed but in the best sort of way.

To me Mickey Rourke would only have made an impression as an oddball greasy looking sort short of that film. It's kitschy horror fare very well done.

by Anonymousreply 3308/01/2020
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