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'An infinitely more civilised world'

8 September 2003

'Publishing is an infinitely more civilised world with infinitely more gracious people than the film industry, which is pretty hideous... When I make a film, it's with 70 other people - I might be the loudest voice, but every single film that's ever been made is collaborative. To be able to create something which is basically just you is quite wonderful really. And you only have the words to do the work.'

Film director Alan Parker on writing his first novel in the Bookseller