SHOOT THE MOON
1982, Warner Bros., 124 min, USA, Dir: Alan Parker

Alan Parker (MISSISSIPPI BURNING) helms this drama by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bo Goldman (ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST) about the deterioration of a dysfunctional couple and the emotional toll the separation has on their four daughters. Finney gives a devastating performance as George Dunlap, successful writer and adulterous husband to Faith (Diane Keaton). Karen Allen and Peter Weller costar. "SHOOT THE MOON contains a raw emotional power of the sort we rarely see in domestic dramas.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.


BIRDY
1984, Sony Repertory, 120 min, USA, Dir: Alan Parker

Nicolas Cage and Matthew Modine play childhood pals who drift apart in high school, only to be brought back together by the emotional and physical devastation of war; after both men serve in Vietnam, Cage desperately attempts to bring his old friend back to life. Using an audacious flashback structure, director Alan Parker crafts one of the most moving, original character studies of its era and showcases career-best performances by Cage and Modine.


PINK FLOYD – THE WALL
1982, Warner Bros., 99 min, USA, Dir: Alan Parker

Director Alan Parker's vivid film interpretation of the British rock combo's classic concept album THE WALL fuses curious fantasy with dark, tragic drama on an epic scale. Antihero Pink is beaten down by life from his earliest childhood days in WWII Britain, and despite his rise to rock-star fame, he continues to build a “wall” around himself. The film makes innovative use of sets, costumes and special effects, imbuing the movie with a bizarre surrealism worthy of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali. Both disturbing and bedazzling, PINK FLOYD: THE WALL is a must-see film for any music lover. With Bob Geldof, Bob Hoskins.


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