Monday, 5 April 2010

Pink Floyd's The Wall

The Wall was released in 1982 and is a film in the form of a music video which is based on the 1979 album "The Wall"

The film depicts the construction and what would be the demolition of a metaphorical wall.
the great thing about this film is that it can be interoperated in any way by the viewer but for me the film depicts isolation and that feeling of loneliness.
The film stars Bob Geldof as Pink who is the main protaganist through out the film and also narrates who is depictaed as a rock star who struggles with fame and also has flash backs about his child-hood.The animation within the film is amazing and is still fantastic to todays cgi and blue screen ridden film-world.
The film at times is very serial and still does take me back everytime I watch it.

To finish this blog post up I will leave you with the lyrics to my favorite Pink Floyd Song - Hey You

"Hey you, out there in the cold
Getting lonely, getting old
Can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisles
With itchy feet and fading smiles
Can you feel me?
Hey you, dont help them to bury the light
Don't give in without a fight.

Hey you, out there on your own
Sitting naked by the phone
Would you touch me?
Hey you, with you ear against the wall
Waiting for someone to call out
Would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home.

But it was only fantasy.
The wall was too high,
As you can see.
No matter how he tried,
He could not break free.
And the worms ate into his brain.

Hey you, standing in the road
always doing what you're told,
Can you help me?
Hey you, out there beyond the wall,
Breaking bottles in the hall,
Can you help me?
Hey you, don't tell me there's no hope at all
Together we stand, divided we fall.

[Click of TV being turned on]
"Well, only got an hour of daylight left. Better get started"
"Isnt it unsafe to travel at night?"
"It'll be a lot less safe to stay here. You're father's gunna pick up our trail before long"
"Can Loca ride?"
"Yeah, I can ride... Magaret, time to go! Maigret, thank you for everything"
"Goodbye Chenga"
"Goodbye miss ..."
"I'll be back" "

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