U.K., 1982, 95 min, 35mm, Dir. Alan Parker, Rated R, Warner Bros.
"A bold, relentless visualization…without question the best of all serious fiction films devoted to rock." – Roger Ebert
Pink Floyd’s seminal double album received the film treatment in 1982 with Pink Floyd – The Wall, featuring a script written by Roger Waters himself and directed by Alan Parker with animated segments by cartoonist Gerald Scarfe. Floyd “Pink” Pinkerton is a depressed and emotionally detached rock star. Over the years, Pink has built a metaphorical (and sometimes physical) wall to guard his psyche, which has endured a number of beatings, including the death of his father at a young age, an oppressively overprotective mother, and a humiliating school system. The soundtrack, featuring all but two of the original album’s songs, is accompanied by disturbing surreal imagery that includes goose-stepping Nazi hammers and a judge drawn as a pair of wig-wearing buttocks. A cult classic, Pink Floyd – The Wall is an anthem against non-conformity and institutional corruption that still speaks to us 35 years later.
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