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Pink Floyd: The Wall Details

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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

  • Release date:August 6, 1982

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts James Guthrie Best Sound 1982 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Roger Waters Best Original Song 1982 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Clive Winter Best Sound 1982 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Eddy Joseph Best Sound 1982 Winner

Cast

Bob Geldof
as Pink
James Laurenson
as Pink's father
Eleanor David
as Pink's wife
Bob Hoskins
as Rock 'n' Roll Manager
David Bingham
as Little Pink
Jenny Wright
as Pink's Groupie
Alex McAvoy
as Teacher
Ellis Dale
as English doctor
James Hazeldine
as Lover
Ray Mort
as Playground father
Margery Mason
as Teacher's wife
Robert Bridges
as American doctor
Michael Ensign
as Hotel manager
Marie Passarelli
as Spanish maid
Winston Rose
as Security Guard
Rod Bedall
as Roadie
Diana King
as Wedding Witness
Joanna Dickens
as Dancing Teacher
Brenda Cowling
as Teacher
Peter Jonfield
as Roadie
John Scott Martin
as Dancing Teacher
Joanne Whalley
as Groupie
Gary Olsen
as Roadie
Philip Davis
as Roadie
Eddie Tagoe
as Minder
Roger Kemp
as Pink's Friend
Pink Floyd
Albert Moses
as Janitor
Lucita Lijertwood
as Smash & Grab Lady
Vincent Wong
as Paramedic

Crew

Alan Parker
Director
Alan Marshall
Producer
Alan Parker
Screenwriter
Roger Waters
Screenwriter
Peter Biziou
Cinematographer
Michael Kamen
Composer (Music Score)
David Gilmour
Composer (Music Score)
Roger Waters
Composer (Music Score)
Pink Floyd
Composer (Music Score)
Gerry Hambling
Editor
Brian Morris
Production Designer
Clinton Cavers
Art Director
Garth Thomas
Associate Producer
James Guthrie
Sound/Sound Designer
Graham Longhurst
Special Effects
Ray Corbett
First Assistant Director
Gerald Scarfe
Animator
Celestia Fox
Casting
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