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Born: February 14, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Islington, England, GB Profession: Director ...


Awarded knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year's Eve honors 2001.

"... film is a collaborative art form, I quite like working with a lot of people as long as there is one singular vision. In that respect, you have to be quite tough, egocentric about it. I wanted to be a writer. I never ever wanted to be a director when I started. To me, writing was the most important thing and that is a very singular occupation ... I suppose the beauty of film is that you do get to reach a very wide audience. The language of film is pretty universal ... It's quite exciting for me to know that's how I can communicate to people." --Alan Parker, quoted in Location Update, 1988.

"I'd direct another musical, though maybe not immediately. But you know, no one's ever been able to persuade Andrew [Lloyd Webber] to do an original score for a musical film. Now that I have an in, maybe he'll do it for me one day." --Alan Parker quoted in Los Angeles Times, December 24, 1996.

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