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Bugsy Malone

Released 1976
Distributor Paramount Pictures

Alan Parker’s 1976 film (his first) is the definition of ambitious: a depression-era musical based on the exploits of Al Capone and Bugs Moran with an all-child cast. Starring Jodie Foster (as a moll named “Tallulah”), the squeaky-clean, G-rated mobster flick boasted a score from Paul Williams and period-friendly cinematography from Peter Biziou and Michael Seresin.

About Karyn Kusama

Karyn Kusama wrote and directed her first feature film, Girlfight in 1999. Since then she has directed the science-fiction love story Aeon Flux, and the comedy-horror film Jennifer’s Body. She lives in Los Angeles.