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Parker, Alan 1944-

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Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Visual )

117 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True-life story of Eva Perón, who rose above childhood poverty and a scandalous past to achieve fortune and fame
Mississippi burning by Alan Parker( Visual )

87 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Mississippi in 1964, this is a fictionalized version of the case of the murder of three young civil rights workers, the FBI's attempts to find the missing boys and the clash between the authorities and the locals in a Klan-dominated town
Angela's ashes by Alan Parker( Visual )

70 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in impoverished Depression-era Ireland holds little promise for young Frank McCourt, the oldest son in a tightly-knit family. Living by his wits, cheered by his irrepressible spirit, and sustained by his mother's fierce love, Frank embarks on an inspiring journey to overcome the poverty of his childhood and reach the land of his dreams: America
Fame by Alan Parker( Visual )

62 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about students at the High School of Performing Arts, New York. Dance sequences include an audition, classes, a ballet solo by Antonia Franceschi, and the ensemble numbers "Fame" and "I sing the body electric."
The life of David Gale by Alan Parker( Visual )

55 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Gale era un miembro activo de Deathwatch, un grupo activista en contra de la pena de muerte. Constance era una activista compañera de Deathwatch. Cuando se encuentra a Constance violada y asesinada, Gale es condenado del crimen. Ahora Gale espera la ejecución, y con menos que una semana antes su cita con la inyección fatal, Gale consiente en decir su historia a Bitsy, una periodista presuntuosa de una revista de noticias mayor. Cuando ella discute los hechos del asesinato con Gale, se le ocurre que los detalles simplemente no suman. Pronto un desconocido misterioso empieza a pasarle disimuladamente a ella evidencia que sugiere que a Gale se han tendido una trampa
The Commitments by Alan Parker( Visual )

84 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fueled by raw talent and driven by dreams of glory, a dozen dead-enders from Dublin's gritty North Side share a passion for soul music that takes their band on a wild rollercoaster ride from the streets to superstardom! Includes 4 hours of extras
Midnight express by Alan Parker( Visual )

126 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American citizen Billy Hayes is sentenced to four years in a brutal Turkish prison after being caught trying to smuggle hashish out of Istanbul. When his sentence is changed to life just days before his release, he has no choice but to try to escape
What's eating Gilbert Grape? by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert lives in Endora, a place where nothing happens. Aside from a secret affair with a housewife, Gilbert spends his days stocking shelves at a grocery store, caring for his mentally handicapped brother, and holding together a large family headed by Mama, a former beauty queen whose weight tops 500 pounds. But just when Gilbert thinks nothing with ever change, a pretty stranger arrives on the scene, capturing Gilbert's heart and inspiring him to make a break
Pink Floyd the wall by Alan Parker( Visual )

69 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of the wall" is told simply with the music of Pink Floyd, images and natural effects. There is no conventional dialogue to progress the narrative. The story is about Pink, a rock and roll performer, who sits locked in a hotel room, somewhere in Los Angeles. Too many shows, too much dope, too much applause, a burned out case. On the TV, an all too familiar war film flickers on the screen. We shuffle time and place, reality and nightmare as we venture into Pink's painful memories, each one a "brick" in the wall he has gradually built around his feelings
Angel heart by Alan Parker( Visual )

90 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A down on his luck detective travels from the tough streets of Brooklyn, to the hot jazz clubs of New Orleans, and finally to voodoo rituals in the swamps of Louisiana
Birdy by Alan Parker( Visual )

62 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To escape an irrational world, Birdy (Modine), a Vietnam veteran, sits in an almost catatonic state in an Army hospital, where he has come to believe he is one of the feathered creatures of his boyhood dreams. In an effort to break Birdy's silence, his psychiatrist brings in Al Columbato (Cage), Birdy's loyal best friend of his youth. Al desperately tries to reach the disturbed Birdy and bring him back to reality. The answer may lie in their youth, where the eccentric Birdy first donned wings and the happy-go-lucky Al helped him to fly"--Container
Come see the paradise by Alan Parker( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the background of a controversial period in American history, the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, this is the love story of an Irish-American man and a beautiful Japanese-American woman
The sucker's kiss by Alan Parker( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accidentally stumbling into a pickpocket career during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Thomas Moran becomes a master thief and meets a host of colorful characters in search of the American dream
The Road to Wellville by T. Coraghessan Boyle( Visual )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a young couple hoping to improve both their health and their marriage. To do so, they visit the spa/hospital founded and run by the inventor of corn flakes, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. He may know his breakfast food, but some of his ideas about physical fitness are a little strange
Bugsy Malone by Alan Parker( Visual )

56 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unique mobster movie, all the gangsters are children. Bugsy Malone determines to rule over New York City and battle with "Fat Sam" and "Dandy Dan". Instead of using bullets, they shoot cream to bury the enemies. The film is a musical
Bugsy Malone : the play by Alan Parker( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In downtown New York, Fat Sam's gang and Dandy Dan's rival gangs are trying to take control over the speakeasy where Blousey Brown is performing. Based on the 1976 British musical gangster film
Shoot the moon( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners
The making of Evita by Alan Parker( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosamunde Pilcher's Nancherrow by Rosamunde Pilcher( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a bleak winter in 1947. Snow covers the grounds of the decaying Cornwall estate, Nancherrow. Food is scarce, the servants are gone and Diana Carey-Lewis is mourning the loss of her husband, the long-time master of the house. The massive family home now passes to their rebellious daughter, Loveday. Yet the cold, damp walls of Nancherrow hold many secrets and demand a high price for all who live in its foreboding shadow
Get smart by Warner Bros Pictures( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program uncovers what happens in our minds when we learn, remember, and imagine. It reveals how neurons and synapses lay down knowledge in the brain; ways to improve our ability to acquire knowledge, including increase of omega-3 fatty acids; how to manipulate memory to recall information more easily; the powerful influence of subliminal messages; and what actually happens during a "eureka moment"; and how to have more of them. Features the story of a midwife cramming for exams and a firefighter who used intuition to save lives
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Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.18 for What's eat ... to 0.82 for Alan Parke ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Mississippi burningAngela's ashesFameMidnight expressWhat's eating Gilbert Grape?Pink Floyd the wallAngel heartThe sucker's kiss
Alternative Names
Alan Parker britischer Drehbuchautor, Autor und Regisseur

Alan Parker Brits filmregisseur

Alan Parker britský režisér

Alan Parker brytyjski reżyser i scenarzysta filmowy

Alan Parker compositeur de musiques de film et guitariste

Alan Parker Director y productor de cine británico

Alan Parker regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico britannico

Alanus Parker

Parker, Alan.

Parker, Alan William

Parker Alan William 1944-....

Parker, Alan William 1944 feb. 14-

Άλαν Πάρκερ

Алан Паркер

Алън Паркър

Паркер, Алан

Ալան Փարքեր

אלן פארקר

آلان باركر

آلن پارکر فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی

ਐਲਨ ਪਾਰਕਰ

ალან პარკერი

앨런 파커

파커, 알란 1944-

파커, 앨런 1944-


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