Top 15 Alan Parker Quotes of 2020

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“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

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

― Alan Parker

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

― Alan Parker

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

― Alan Parker

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

― Alan Parker

“The films that I do tend to polarise people’s views.”

― Alan Parker

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

― Alan Parker

“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.”

― Alan Parker

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

― Alan Parker

“I’ve always been completely autocratic. I’ve never learned to be diplomatic or democratic.”

― Alan Parker

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

― Alan Parker

“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.”

― Alan Parker

“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.”

― Alan Parker

“Film-making is a physically hard job.”

― Alan Parker

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

― Alan Parker
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