Pink Floyd's 'The Wall ' starring Bob Geldof opened in movie theatres in New York. The film was conceived alongside the double album by Pink Floyd's, Roger Waters.
A very British live-action & animated musical film directed by Alan Parker based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album The Wall .
The screenplay was written by Pink Floyd vocalist and bassist Roger Waters. The film is highly metaphorical and is rich in symbolic imagery and sound. It features very little dialogue and is primarily driven by the music of Pink Floyd.
The film depicts the construction and ultimate demolition of a metaphorical wall; alienation.
The movie tells the story of rock singer "Pink" who is sitting in his hotel room in Los Angeles, burnt out from the music business and only able to perform on stage with the help of drugs. Based on the 1979 double album "The Wall " by Pink Floyd, the film begins in Pink's youth where he is crushed by the love of his mother.
A few years later he is punished by the teachers in school because he is starting to write poems. Slowly he begins to build a wall around himself to be protected from the world outside.
The film shows all this in massive and epic pictures until the very end where he tears down the wall and breaks free.