Pink Floyd, the Wall

Pink Floyd, the Wall

DVD - 1999
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Rock star Pink Floyd (Bob Geldof) is featured in this extended musical video featuring "The Wall" and other songs.
Publisher: New York : Columbia Music Video, c1999.
ISBN: 9780738900025
0738900028
Branch Call Number: FIC Pink 6998uc 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Wall [videorecording (DVD)]

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TheSandoz
Jun 27, 2017

Essential viewing for fans of mind bending cinema and the band Pink Floyd.

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GrimJack
Dec 04, 2016

Frightening view what the Trump era could be like; almost a step-by-step lesson plan for Trump's rise to power.

Marinetti Jul 07, 2015

Narrative films don't come much trippier than Pink Floyd: The Wall, a feature- length visualization of Pink Floyd's 1979 double concept album, The Wall. It often takes a couple of viewings to parse out its story, and to fall in line with its hideous animated imagery, which runs along a handful of specific visual motifs to tell a metaphorical story.

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marx_bro
Jun 08, 2015

Roger Waters' depressing tale of fatherless childhood (due his death in war-torn Europe), back-stabbing women and the threat of fascism. Great sound track and animation scenes. But, as I said, pretty damn depressing story.

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ManMachine
Jan 15, 2015

Movie quote - "If I had my way I'd have all of you shot!"

From my point of view - The Wall was, pretty much, just a mindlessly meandering, 90-minute rock video, showcasing the finger-pointing rantings & ravings of a whiny, self-destructive pop star named Mr. "Pink" Floyd, who turned out to be a delusional pothead seriously addicted to TV.

Haunted by unhappy childhood memories, "Pink" (clearly an unbalanced Neo-Nazi wannabe) shaves off his eyebrows and inevitably loses his already precarious grip on reality.

In spite of some impressive, in-your-face imagery, I'd say that the viewer would have to be well-beyond the "comfortably numb" stage to take The Wall's "We-Don't-Need-No-Education/We-Don't-Need-No-Thought-Control" nonsense at face value.

When it came to utterly dry and humorless storytelling, The Wall certainly delivered its little tale of modern-day madness in aces.

With its screenplay written by none other than Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd), I'd say that this dude definitely bit off more than he could chew with the likes of such a heavy-handed project as this.

And when it comes to director Alan Parker, I think that if this guy had any rational sense he would've steered clear of this inevitable "train wreck" and tackled a more promising production.

Yes, folks - "The child has grown. The dream is gone."

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Nintendork723
Aug 09, 2014

It doesn't make a lot of sense the first time you watch it. But this is a beautiful, sometimes disturbing visual realization of a phenomenal, poetic rock opera. A must-see for Pink Floyd fans. (Review originally published on my Rotten Tomatoes account.)

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corny_desperado
Sep 03, 2013

talk about a trip and a half! definitely gives a good visual show of the albums and the troubles behind them

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Monolith
Jul 14, 2012

I first saw this surreal Roger Waters semi-autobiographical piece in the theater when it first came out, my god, thirty years ago. The collaboration of Waters' screenplay, Alan Parker's directing, Gerald Scarfe's extraordinary animation, and Floyd's timeless soundtrack was simply magical. Unquestionably a grim experience, but light years beyond its time. Sublime. I just saw Waters' live performance of The Wall, July 1st, 2012, at Fenway Park in Boston, MA, and I was left speechless. The absolute best show I've ever seen. Ever. If you are a fan, as I am, make the effort. He's 65 now, so who knows how many shows he's got left in him. This film is a masterpiece. FIVE STARS.

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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

One can either type paragraph upon paragraph about The Wall, or just a a short passage about it. I'll choose the latter. This film is simply incredible. It is extremely disturbing, but wonderfully done, and of course has an amazing soundtrack. This film is a must see for any fan of Pink Floyd! I highly recommend this movie.

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Nintendork723
Aug 09, 2014

Sexual Content: Topless women, seduction, and a fairly graphic sex scene shown more than once. In the animated scenes, tons of bizarre and symbolic sexual imagery including creatures with explicitly shaped heads, naked female bodies, and especially the infamous "flowers" scene.

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Nintendork723
Aug 09, 2014

Violence: War scenes, riots, some self-harm, and a brief but disturbing rape scene. Not to mention, lots of violent animated imagery with blood and some gore.

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Nintendork723
Aug 09, 2014

Coarse Language: Minimal. One F-word and two songs with one use of the s-word.

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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Nintendork723
Aug 09, 2014

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Beardzilla
Jul 30, 2013

Beardzilla thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Monolith
Jul 14, 2012

...Is there anybody...OUT THERE...

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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

Teacher: If ya don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding! How can ya have any pudding if ya don't eat ya meat?

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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

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