Kumu Documentary: Pink Floyd: The Wall
Location: Kumu auditorium
Dir Alan Parker
UK 1982, 95 min
Introduction by culture critic Janar Ala.
“We don’t need no education. We don’t need no thought control. No dark sarcasm in the classroom. Teachers, leave them kids alone. Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone! All in all it’s just another brick in the wall.” ‒ “Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2”, from Pink Floyd’s album “The Wall”.
Pink Floyd – The Wall is a 1982 British live-action/animated psychological drama musical film directed by Alan Parker, based on Pink Floyd’s 1979 album of the same name. The screenplay was written by Pink Floyd vocalist and bassist Roger Waters. The Boomtown Rats vocalist Bob Geldof plays rock star Pink, who, driven insane by the death of his father, constructs a physical and emotional wall to protect himself.
Like the album, the film is highly metaphorical and filled with symbolic imagery and sound. The film is mostly driven by music and features very little dialogue. Despite its turbulent production and the creators’ discontent with the final product, the film received generally positive reviews and has a devoted cult following.