Paul Burke

Would Alan Parker have made it today?

Alan Parker receives a BAFTA, 2013 (photo: Getty)

‘Hello, is that Paul?’


‘This is Alan Parker. I’ve just read your new book. I thought it was terrific and I want to talk to you about it. Are you free for lunch next week?”

‘Yes!’, I practically yelled. The following week, I found myself sitting opposite one of my advertising and film-making heroes, the creator of magnificent films like Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express and Mississippi Burning.

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