Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine, so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists.

— Alan Parker

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I always argued against the auteur theory;

films are a collaborative art form. I've had some fantastically good people help me make the movies.

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Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons.

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Have a go. Anybody can do it.

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Most directors have little lists in their heads of people they really want to work with.

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Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black-and-white movie.

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I'm a pluralist. I've always argued that as many different films as possible should be made.

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Film-making is a physically hard job.

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I turn on the TV sometimes, start watching something and think: 'This seems quite good, a bit familiar.' Then I realise … It's one of my movies. It's a pretty odd feeling.

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I'm always afraid someone's going to tap me on the shoulder one day and say, 'Back to North London'.

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If you'd been where I'd been... if you'd seen the things I'd seen!... you... you'd be me... Or someone following me around.

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I've always been completely autocratic. I've never learned to be diplomatic or democratic.

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Well, if you ask any filmmaker how they got into it, everyone came a different route. Ive never actually watched another director work.

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About Alan Parker

Quotes 19 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Director
Birthday October 16

The films that I do tend to polarise people's views.

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A lot of directors prefer the solitude of the editing process, but I revel in the craziness of what a film set is.

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I was once described by one of my critics as an aesthetic fascist.

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A great movie evolves when everybody has the same vision in their heads.

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Making a film is so hard that if you don't have your main actors going along with the ride with the rest of the crew it can make your life very difficult.

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It doesn't matter what the technology is - no one will watch a Peter Greenaway film anyway.

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