Alan Parker, Versatile Film Director behind ‘Midnight Express,’ dies aged 76

“Midnight Express” and “Mississippi Burning” brought him Oscar designations, and a significant number of his different movies, including “Popularity,” were acclaimed. Alan Parker, who was named for the best-executive Oscar for the 1978 film “12 PM Express” and again 10 years after the fact for “Mississippi Burning,” kicked the bucket on Friday in South London.…

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