Go Away With … Alan Parker

Born in England, Sir Alan Parker knows a thing or two about traveling. The acclaimed director of “Evita,” “Angela’s Ashes” and “Mississippi Burning” has vacationed around the world. But ask the 65-year-old icon what his most memorable trip was and he’ll answer, “Turkey.” That is where the director filmed part of his controversial film “Midnight Express.” The Blu-ray version of the classic movie is now available (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) and includes some of Parker’s personal observations and photographs from the filming.

Go Away With … Juliette Lewis

Juliette Lewis has a reputation for being somewhat of a wild child. But the 36-year-old actress-singer says she is mellower that people would think. “I would rather be on the road with my band or traveling than out partying,” says Lewis. The actress, who co-stars with Drew Barrymore in “Whip It!” and stars opposite Jennifer Aniston in next year’s “The Baster,” opens for the Pretenders on a U.S. tour kicking off on Aug. 5 (www.myspace.com/juliettelewis). Her new album “Terra Incognita” will be in stores on Sept. 9.