Review of Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

Moving picture, 95 minutes

A major rock star sits alone in a big hotel room, losing his mind, remembering the needless death of his father as a soldier, his regimented education, his overprotective mother, and other contributions to a deadening gulf of isolation which has already cut him off from his wife. To his manager, the star is just a product whose desperate madness can always be ignored as “artistry”. To women, he is money and drugs. To his fans, his word is law; he could whip a crowd into a fascistoid frenzy if he wanted.

Filmed concept album, with many small changes in the music and beautiful animated interludes. One of my favourite bands treating many of my favourite themes.

References here: Story of Science Fiction (2018).

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