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|Also Known As:||Alan William Parker,Sir Alan Parker||Died:|
|Born:||February 14, 1944||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Islington, England, GB||Profession:||Director ... director screenwriter producer office boy advertising copywriter cartoonist|
From his humble beginnings as an office boy at age 19, Alan Parker worked his way up in the advertising business and began his career in earnest when he and partner Alan Marshall founded a production company to make industrial films and commercials. Between 1969 and 1978, Parker churned out over 500 television commercials, winning every major industry award, while also being cited as an important influence on both fashion and film style of that time. He adeptly used lighting, and his sense of drama as a feature film director has seemed to come as much from his early need to convey a message in 30 seconds as from a sense of pictorial grace.
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