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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Sir Alan William Parker (14 February 1944 – 31 July 2020) was an English filmmaker. Parker's early career, beginning in his late teens, was spent as a copywriter and director of television advertisements. After about ten years of filming adverts, many of which won awards for creativity, he began screenwriting and directing films.

Parker was noted for having a wide range of filmmaking styles and working in differing genres. He directed musicals, including Bugsy Malone (1976), Fame (1980), Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982), The Commitments (1991) and Evita (1996); true-story dramas, including Midnight Express (1978), Mississippi Burning (1988), Come See the Paradise (1990) and Angela's Ashes (1999); family dramas, including Shoot the Moon (1982), and horrors and thrillers including Angel Heart (1987) and The Life of David Gale (2003).


Year Title Notes
1974 Our Cissy short films
1975 The Evacuees TV film
1976 Bugsy Malone
No Hard Feelings TV film
1978 Midnight Express
1980 Fame
1982 Shoot the Moon
Pink Floyd – The Wall
1984 Birdy
1986 A Turnip Head's Guide to British Cinema documentary
1987 Angel Heart
1988 Mississippi Burning
1990 Come See the Paradise
1991 The Commitments
1994 The Road to Wellville
1996 Evita
1999 Angela's Ashes
2003 The Life of David Gale

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