Alan Parker is no more. A member of the British Film Institute, relayed by The Guardian, has just confirmed this afternoon the death of the british film director, at age 76, after a long illness ". Between the years 1970 and 1990, Alan Parker was, with John Boorman, Hugh Hudson, Adrian Lyne and Ridley Scott, one of the british directors, are keys to a great cinema popular hollywood quality. In a vein certainly more provocative and political than his colleagues of Albion, Alan Parker signed his first long-feature film in 1976 with The there is hullaballoo in the kids (Bugsy Malone in VO), a famous comedy child who revealed to Jodie Foster in the general public. But it is with his second film, the terrifying Midnight Express, in 1978, Parker became a superstar in the 7th part Written by Oliver Stone, based on a true story, this narrative of captivity in a prison in Turkish, an American is arrested for drug trafficking caused a scandal for its violence and its vision supposed racist of the Turkish people.
The director will provide the public with the last two beautiful dramas, Angela's Ashes (1999) and especially The Life of David Gale (2003), with Kevin Spacey as a political activist against the death penalty, found himself accused of murder. Over his career, Alan Parker has scored a total of 19 Baftas (the Oscars, british), 10 Golden Globes and 10 Oscars. He was also very involved, in recent years, in the industry support the british film. It is, therefore, a very great gentleman of the 7th art who will be leaving us.