Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor

Highest Rated: 73% The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)

Lowest Rated: 25% Kill the Poor (2003)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: USA

A former history major who switched to film after losing faith in the academic life, Alan Taylor scored critical approval with his first feature, "Palookaville" (1995), about three young men in Jersey City, NJ, mired in great-rich-quick schemes. Made in association with American Playhouse, the film, which won the Kodak Award at the Venice Film Festival, owed its inspiration to short stories by Italian writer Italo Calvini as well as several classic films, notably "Big Deal on Madonna Street" (1958). Taylor demonstrated his helming skills by negotiating the fine line between absurdist deadpan humor and realism, evoking fine performances from his cast. Eschewing showy camerawork and focusing on the story, the director created a film that featured believable characters, working-class men frustrated by their situations and the strong, independent females in their lives.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Many Saints of Newark Director - 2021
27% 52% Terminator Genisys Director $89.8M 2015
66% 75% Thor: The Dark World Director $206.4M 2013
25% 33% Kill the Poor Director - 2003
73% 63% The Emperor's New Clothes Director,
Writer
$569.4K 2001
64% 63% Palookaville Director $342.4K 1995

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72% 75% Electric Dreams Director 2018
89% 85% Game of Thrones Director 2017 2011-2012
92% 96% Boardwalk Empire Director 2010
81% 86% Nurse Jackie Director 2010
88% 96% In Treatment Director 2009
94% 96% Mad Men Director 2007-2008
92% 98% The Sopranos Director 2006-2007 2004 2002 1999
80% 77% Big Love Director 2006
85% 91% Lost Director 2005
92% 96% Deadwood Director 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carnivale Director 2005
70% 85% Sex and the City Director 2002-2003 1999
75% 94% The West Wing Director 1999-2000
100% No Score Yet Now and Again Director 1999
92% 98% Oz Director 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Traders Director

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