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Tuesday, 08 May 2012

Sir Alan Parker, Brighton 18th October 2010Back in October 2010, Sir Alan Parker, the director of Pink Floyd's The Wall, the 1982 film starring Bob Geldof and based on the group's classic album, made a very rare special appearance [click thumbnail, right] at The Space event, held at the Komedia in Brighton, England. The Space is a monthly music, film and arts event, and they have managed to follow up this rare public appearance by Parker, with another, bigger and better event, to be held at the Duke Of York's cinema in Brighton on July 1st, 2012, at 4:30pm.

Sir Alan is one of Britain's most successful filmmakers, known worldwide for his extensive body of work, of which The Wall is just one aspect. In a career spanning forty years, he has worked with some of the movie world's most respected actors, such as Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Nicolas Cage and Gene Hackman, on films such as Fame, The Commitments, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Birdy. Music has been a key theme throughout much of his work, and he has collaborated with Pink Floyd on the aforementioned The Wall, legendary producer Giorgio Moroder (Midnight Express), Madonna and Andrew Lloyd Webber (Evita).

In the previous talk, his work with all these, and more, was covered in some detail with some pretty frank and honest revelations. As for The Wall, he said that was his "most miserable professional experience" but followed this up by affirming that "I'm proud of it"! He talked of "how painful it was to put it on screen" but noted that he is good friends with David Gilmour and Nick Mason due to the film (not the case, though, with Roger Waters!). He also revealed that noted director Christopher Nolan played Pink Floyd The Wall to his team just prior to starting work on his movie, Inception.

The upcoming interview, which will include extracts from his most well-known films, will also afford the audience with the opportunity to ask him any questions they have about his career. Tickets for the event are now on sale, and are expected to sell quickly.

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