Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Beamish13, Jul 31, 2020.
Where did you read that?
I enjoyed it as well, and I’m generally no fan of musicals. It gets a lot of stick because few critics want to give Madonna any credit.
About Lyne? He has a new film with Ben Affleck that is supposed to come out next year
I’m definitely a fan. He was a great director.
Great director! Some of my favorite movies were done by him. RIP
I had my "music brother" call me for the first time in months this morning, and we were talking about "The Wall" (I don't like it, he does), and then hours later he passes away...
Oh man. I don’t know Jack about film... but the Commitments if you love music surely you have to love that movie... sorry to see this news.
RIP Mr. Parker. And thanks for this. It’s ****ing brilliant.
Because so many of them do. They’re not punching the clock and counting down the days at the factory.
It doesn’t surprise me he wasn’t working up to the last minute (he was said to have had a “long illness”) but he was 59 when he made his last movie, I can’t think of too many directors who hung it up at that age.
I've heard it said he could no longer get any studios interested in the kinds of films he wanted to make.
Sad news. Seeing Midnight Express, Fame and Pink Floyd: The Wall were three of the most intense cinematic experiences of my young life.
Massive loss, The Wall, The Commitments, Bugsy, Fame, Evita, he knew how to make musicals and music itself work on screen despite how poor the material might have been. Great character and a normal bloke, RIP
He did indeed had a long illness.
R.I.P. I enjoyed his work.
Very talented film director.
My favorite films by him are:
Shoot The Moon
Yeah, I think you're on to something. I'm not sure if Evita is a great film, but it's beautifully shot, with terrific set pieces.
Good DP and production designer then.
Birdy was an amazing film. He was one of those directors who was guided by the material rather than imposing a personal style on it - I'm not surprised he was no fan of Peter Greenaway, who is all style without substance.
The Commitments in particular was a big thing in Ireland. A film set in Dublin was a bit of a rarity. Still is I suppose. I still love it.
It made me realize how great soul music was.
You’re not alone in being turned on to soul with the film.
Showed the film to our 13yo son a month or two back; he roared, and the film has held up incredibly well.
The only film I really liked that he did was The Commitments.
Sad news. What was he doing for the past 17 years? Not much about his later years in the article or Wikipedia.
He made some memorable movies. RIP Mr. Parker.
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