The Pink Floyd
Metro - Goldwyn Mayer Presents
An Alan Parker Film
Based on the double album 'The Wall' - platinum 5 times,
sold 11.7 milion copies world wide.
"The story of THE WALL is told simply with the music of Pink Floyd, images and natural effects. There is no conventional dialogue to progress the narrative. Our story is about Pink, a Rock and Roll performer, who sits locked in a hotel room, somewhere in Los Angeles. Too many shows, too much dope, too much applause: a burned out case. On the TV, an all too familiar war film flickers on the screen. We shuffle time and place, reality and nightmare as we venture into Pink's painful memories, each one a "brick" in the wall he has gradually built around his feelings.
Slowly he withdraws from the real world and slips further into his nightmare aas he imagines himself as an unfeeling demagogue, for whom all that is left is the demonstration of power over his unthinking audience, the culmination of the odious excess of his own world and the world around him. His internal self trial follows, as the witness of his past life, the very people who have contributed to the building of the wall, come forward and testify against him."
By Roger Waters
Designed by Gerald Scarfe
With Bob Geldof as Pink
Film music produced by Roger Waters, David Gilmour and James Guthrie
Executive Producer Steve O'Rourke
Produced by Alan Marshall
Animation Directed by Gerald Scarfe
Screenplay by Roger Waters
Directed by Alan Parker