Pink Floyd The Wall Movie Review Summary

Actors: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, Eleanor David, Bob Hoskins

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Based on the bestselling 1979 double album by British art-rock band Pink Floyd, this 1982 film visually and musically relates the story of a troubled and drug-addicted rock star who has progressively isolated himself from everyone physically and emotionally. Abandoned by his father during World War II, smothered by his mother thereafter, and punished in school for writing poems, he steadily builds a wall around himself. The style of the film is that of a 95-minute music video; there's virtually no dialogue, just songs and visuals, including the startling, smeary animation of British caricaturist Gerald Scarfe. The success of this bizarre rock opera may depend a lot on how much the viewer likes the music from the album to begin with.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   musician Druggie/drunk problems?    -   drugs

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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