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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.
    — Alan Parker
    tags: film 
     
    Most directors have little lists in their heads of people they really want to work with.
    — Alan Parker
    tags: people  work 
     
    Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons.
    — Alan Parker
    tags: death 
     
    The films that I do tend to polarise people's views.
    — Alan Parker
    tags: film 
     
    I'm always afraid someone's going to tap me on the shoulder one day and say, 'Back to North London'.
    — Alan Parker
    tags: afraid 
     
    Well, if you ask any filmmaker how they got into it, everyone came a different route. Ive never actually watched another director work.
    — Alan Parker
    tags: work 
     
    It doesn't matter what the technology is - no one will watch a Peter Greenaway film anyway.
    — Alan Parker
    tags: film  technology 
     
    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...
    — Alan Parker
    Film-making is a physically hard job.
    — Alan Parker
    tags: job 
     
    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
    tags: movie 
     
    I've always been completely autocratic. I've never learned to be diplomatic or democratic.
    — 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
    tags: solitude  process  film 
     
    Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black-and-white movie.
    — Alan Parker
    tags: movie 
     
    I was once described by one of my critics as an aesthetic fascist.
    — Alan Parker
    I'm a pluralist. I've always argued that as many different films as possible should be made.
    — Alan Parker
    tags: film 
     
    Have a go. Anybody can do it.
    — Alan Parker
    A Great Movie Evolves when Everybody Has the Same Vision in Their Heads.
    — Alan Parker
    tags: movie  vision 
     
    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
    tags: people  help  movie  film 
     
    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
    tags: rain  film 
     
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