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Pink Floyd's The Wall film review – archive, 15 July 1982
Thus, as a growing aversion to the sacrificial rockstar he had become, Waters designed to build a wall between him and his audience. In July the band reached a time of financial crisis due to negligent investments. Thus Roger Waters proposed two projects.
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Check out our breakdown of the movies and shows we're excited about this month, including " Lovecraft Country. See our picks list. Title: Pink Floyd: The Wall After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.
The screenplay was written by Pink Floyd vocalist and bassist Roger Waters. Bob Geldof plays rock star Pink, who, driven into insanity by the death of his father, constructs a physical and emotional wall to protect himself. Like the album, the film is highly metaphorical , and symbolic imagery and sound are present most commonly. The film is mostly driven by music and does not feature much dialogue. The film is best known for its imagery of mental isolation, drug use, war, fascism , dark 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 received generally positive reviews and has an established cult following. 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. At school, he is caught writing poems in class and is humiliated by the teacher who reads a poem from Pink's book lyrics from the song " Money ". However, it is revealed that the bad treatment of the students is because of the unhappiness of the teacher's marriage.