Film director Alan Parker has died at 76

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LONDON (AP) — Alan Parker, a successful and sometimes surprising filmmaker whose diverse output includes “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight Express,” and “Evita,” has died at 76, his family said.
A Briton who became a Hollywood heavyweight, Parker also directed “Fame,” “The Commitments and “Mississippi Burning.” Together his movies won 10 Academy Awards and 19 British Academy Film Awards.
The director’s family said he died Friday in London after a long illness.
Such diverse films! :respec:
 

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Such diverse films! :respec:
My FIL who was not an actor but responded to a cattle call for Japanese speakers had a small role in "Come See the Paradise" about the internments during WW2. He had really good things to say about Alan Parker.
 

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Very sad. I loved his work but especially The Commitments - one of my favourite movies in high school.
 

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