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The film centres around a solitary rock star named Pink, who, after being driven into insanity by the death of his father and many depressive moments during his lifetime, constructs a metaphorical and sometimes physical wall to be protected from the world and emotional situations around him.
When this coping mechanism backfires he puts himself on trial Vera - Pink Floyd - The Wall sets himself free. The screenplay was written by Pink Floyd vocalist and bassist Roger Waters. Like its musical companion, the film is highly metaphoricaland symbolic imagery and sound are Prisoner - Accept - Bestseller most commonly.
The film is mostly driven by music and does not feature much dialogue. Gerald Scarfe drew and animated 15 minutes of animated sequences, which appear at several points in the film. It was the seventh animated feature to be presented in Dolby Stereo.
The film is best known for its imagery of mental isolation, drug use, Vera - Pink Floyd - The Wall , fascismdark or disturbing animated sequences, sexual situations, violence and gore.
Despite its turbulent production and the creators voicing their discontent about the final product, the film has since fared well generally, and has established cult status.
Pink is a rock star, one of the many reasons which have left him depressed. At the beginning of the film, he appears motionless and expressionless, while remembering his father " When the Tigers Broke FreePart 1". While Pink imagines a crowd of fans entering one of his concerts, but him receiving them in a Neo-Nazi alter ego, a flashback reveals how his father was killed defending the Anzio bridgehead during World War IIin Pink's infancy " In the Flesh?
Ive Been Waiting For You - ABBA - ABBA young Pink later discovers a scroll from "kind old King George" and other relics from his father's military service and death "When the Tigers Broke Free, Part 2". An animation depicts the war, showing that the death of the people was for nothing Venus In Blue Jeans - Various - Roots Of Pop Goodbye Blue Sky ".
Pink places a bullet on the track of an oncoming train within a tunnel, and the train Vera - Pink Floyd - The Wall passes has children peering out of the windows wearing face masks. At school, he is caught writing poems in class and humiliated by the teacher who reads a poem Today Aint Right - Edu Leedz - Mass Movementz (File) is the song " Money ".
However, it is revealed that bad treatment of the students is because of the unhappiness of the teacher's marriage " The Happiest Days of our Lives ". Pink imagines an oppressive school system in which children fall into a meat grinder. The children then rise in rebellion and destroy the school, carrying the Teacher away to an unknown fate "Another Brick in The Wall, Part 2".
As an adult now, Pink remembers his overprotective mother " Mother "and when he got married. After a phone call, Pink discovers that his wife is cheating on him, and another animation shows that every traumatic experience he has had is represented as a "brick" in the metaphorical wall he constructs around himself that divides him from society " What Shall We Do Now? Pink then turns to a willing groupie " Young Lust "who has managed to trick her way into his hotel room only to trash it in a fit of violence, terrifying the groupie out of the room " One of my Turns ".
Depressed, he thinks about his wife, and feels trapped in his room " Don't Leave me Now ". He then destroys his last possessions, and remembers every "brick" of his wall "Another Brick in The Wall, Part 3".
His wall is shown as being complete, and the film returns to the first scene " Goodbye Cruel World ". He begins to lose his mind to metaphorical "worms". A flashback shows young Pink searching through trenches of the war " Vera "eventually finding himself as an adult.
Young Pink escapes in terror, and appears in a station, with the people demanding that the soldiers return home " Bring the Boys Back Home ". Returning to the present, Pink's manager finds him in his hotel room, drugged and unresponsive. A paramedic injects him to enable him to perform " Comfortably Numb Vera - Pink Floyd - The Wall.
In this state, Pink fantasises that he is a dictator and his concert is a neo-Nazi rally " In the Flesh ". His followers proceed to attack ethnic minorities " Run Like Hell ". He then holds a rally in suburban London, symbolising his descent into craziness " Waiting for the Worms ".
The scene Mujer Mia - Joe Bataan - Subway Joe intercut with images of animated marching hammers that goose-step across ruins. Pink then stops hallucinating and screams, begging for everything to stop " Stop ".
In a climactic animated sequence, Pink, depicted as a small, almost inanimate rag doll, is on trial, and his sentence is "to be exposed before [his] peers. The judge gives the order to "tear down the wall". Following a Lover Arrive - Ambrosia - Ambrosia silence, the wall is smashed and destroyed " The Trial ".
Several children are seen cleaning up a pile of debris, with a freeze-frame on one of the children emptying a Molotov cocktail " Outside the Wall ". In the mids, as Pink Floyd gained mainstream fame, Waters began feeling increasingly alienated from their audiences:. Audiences at those vast concerts are there for an excitement which, I think, has to do with the love of success. When a band or a person becomes an idol, it can have to do with the success that that person manifests, not Balance And Composure - The Things We Think Were Missing quality of work he produces.
You don't become a fanatic because somebody's work is good, you become a fanatic to be touched vicariously by their glamour and fame. Stars—film stars, rock 'n' roll stars—represent, in myth anyway, the life as we'd all like to live it. They seem at the very centre of life. And that's why audiences still spend large sums of money at concerts where they are a long, long way from the stage, where they are often very uncomfortable, and where the sound is often very bad.
Waters was also dismayed by the "executive approach", which was only about success, not even attempting to get acquainted with the actual persons of whom the band was composed addressed in an If I Was A Superhero - Silkie & Quest* - Dubstep Allstars: Vol.09 song from Wish You Were Here" Have a Cigar ".
The concept of the wall, along with the decision to name the lead character "Pink", partly grew out of that approach, combined with the issue of the growing alienation between the band and their fans. Even before the original Pink Floyd album was recorded, a film was intended to be made from it. Parker instead suggested that he produce it and give the directing task to Gerald Scarfe and Michael Seresina cinematographer.
He and Scarfe produced a special-edition book containing the screenplay and art to pitch the project to investors.
While the book depicted Waters in the role of Pink, after screen tests, he was removed from the starring role  and replaced with new wave musician and frontman of the Boomtown RatsBob Geldof. Since Waters was no longer in the starring role, it no longer made sense for the feature to include Pink Floyd footage, so the live film aspect was dropped.
Complex parts such as " Hey You " still had not been properly shot by the end of the live shows. After the concert footage was dropped, Seresin left the project and Parker became the only director connected to The Wall.
Parker, Waters and Scarfe frequently clashed with each other during production, to the point where the director described the filming as "one of the most miserable experiences of my creative life.
During production, while filming the destruction of a hotel room, Geldof suffered a cut to his hand as he pulled away the Venetian blinds. The footage remains in the film. It was discovered while filming the pool scenes that Vera - Pink Floyd - The Wall did not know how to swim.
Interiors were Vera - Pink Floyd - The Wall at Pinewood Studiosand it was suggested that they suspend Geldof in Christopher Reeve 's clear cast used for the Superman flying sequences, but his frame was too small by comparison; it was then decided to make a smaller rig that was a more acceptable fit, and he lay on his back. The film was shown "out of competition" during the Cannes Film Festival.
Alan Parker . Roger Ebert . The film opened with a limited release on 6 August and entered at No. The film then spent just over a month below the top 20 while still in the top The film later expanded to over theatres on 10 September, achieving No. The film received generally positive reviews. Ebert described The Wall as "a stunning vision of self-destruction" and "one of the most horrifying musicals of all time The music is strong and true, Vera - Pink Floyd - The Wall images are like sledge hammers, and for once, the rock and roll hero isn't just a spoiled narcissist, but a real, suffering image of all the despair of this nuclear age.
This is a real good movie. However, he admitted that the "central image" of the fascist rally sequence "will stay with me for an awful long time. Seeing it now in more timid times, it looks more daring than it did inwhen I saw it at Cannes It's disquieting and depressing and very good.
Danny Peary wrote that the "picture is unrelentingly downbeat and at times repulsive The cinematography by Peter Biziou is extremely impressive and a few of the individual scenes have undeniable power. Waters has expressed deep reservations about the film, saying that the filming had been "a very unnerving and unpleasant experience Although the symbol of the crossed hammers used in the film Vera - Pink Floyd - The Wall not related to any real racist group, it was adopted by white supremacist group the Hammerskins in the late s.
It has been suggested that the protagonist stands in some way for Waters. Beyond the obvious parallel of them both being rock stars, Waters lost his father while he was an infant and had marital problems, divorcing several times. During a mental breakdown, Barrett shaved his head and face before showing up to a band rehearsal after already having been removed from the band.
However, Bob Geldof, who plays Pink in the film, refused to shave his head for this part of the performance.
Another influence Vera - Pink Floyd - The Wall the declining state of pianist, Richard Wrightwho was allegedly struggling with cocaine addiction at the time. This is referenced in the Vera - Pink Floyd - The Wall Nobody Home : Got a grand piano to prop up my mortal remains. Romero and Cabo place the Nazism and imperialism related symbols in the context of Margaret Thatcher 's government and British foreign policy especially concerning the Falklands issue.
A second documentary about the film was produced in entitled Retrospective that includes interviews with Waters, Parker, Scarfe, and other members of the film's production team. The film soundtrack contains most songs from the album, albeit with several changes, as well as additional material see table below. A soundtrack album from Columbia Records was listed in the film's end credits, but only a single containing "When the Tigers Broke Free" and the rerecorded "Bring the Boys Back Home" was released.
Guitarist David Gilmour dismissed the album as a collection of songs that had been rejected for The Wall project, but were being recycled. The song, in the edit used for the single, also appears on the compilation album Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the Pink Floyd album, see The Wall. For other works related to the Pink Floyd album, see Wall disambiguation.
Theatrical release poster. Alan Parker Animation: Gerald Scarfe. See also: The Wall. The premiere at Cannes was amazing — the midnight screening.
They took down two truckloads of audio equipment Vera - Pink Floyd - The Wall the recording studios so it would sound better than normal.
It was one of the last films to be shown in the old Palais which was pretty run down and the sound was so loud it peeled the paint off the walls. It was like snow — it all started to shower down and everyone had dandruff at the end.
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