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Title:
Pink Floyd the wall
Author:
Pink Floyd (Musical group)
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Publication Information:
New York : Sony Music Entertainment : manufactured by Columbia Music Video, [1999,1982]

©1999,1982
Physical Description:
1 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A burned out rock performer sits in his motel room watching war movies, and slowly loosing touch with reality.
General Note:
Special features: previously unreleased film footage ; "The Other Side of the Wall" documentary ; "Retrospective" documentary featuring interviews with Roger Waters, Gerald Scarfe, Alan Parker, Peter Biziou, Allan Marshall, and James Guthrie ; audio commentary with Roger Waters and Gerald Scarfe ; original film trailer and production stills ; lyrics ; music videos.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780738900025
UPC:
074645019895

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Inspired by Pink Floyd's album of the same name, Pink Floyd: The Wall is a dark, expressionistic musical, told from the point of view of Pink, a depressed rock musician. The film is structured around Pink's reflections on his life, all of which center on the building of "the wall." This wall is a metaphor for psychological isolation, a barrier Pink creates to distance himself from his pain. The foundations for this wall are lain in childhood, with the death of Pink's father leaving him to be raised by an overprotective mother and a repressive school system. He seeks freedom from this world through writing and music. However, even after he achieves success as a rock star, the wall continues to grow, with Pink feeling trapped by fame and wounded by his failed personal relationships. Lost in despair and self-loathing, he attempts to isolate himself from the world entirely. Director Alan Parker approaches this material in a highly stylized manner, mingling animation and dream-like sequences to suggest Pink's perception of the world. These techniques complement the almost constant music, which the film often uses in place of dialogue. Songs include "Another Brick in the Wall" and "Comfortably Numb". ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi