Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)

Directed by Alan Parker

Starring Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

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Makes you think. What is great art?

Intelligently made, debunking my theory that the film was just an ad for the band. Great mood, a lot of cool shots. A definite Tim Burton feel. A lot more to it than Rattle and Hum. Given that the band was filled with heavy drug users, I’m impressed that the film avoids condoning drug use.

Great acting and casting. Geldof is fantastic, seemed like a perfect fit. As if it was really HIS life story they were telling. The film gave you a sense that Geldof has really lived life. Character development was fantastic. The fascination with Hitler was interesting. The chest-shaving was gross. Interesting how he ends up. The kid was great too. Why hasn’t he done anything else?

Pink Floyd is anti-TV like U2. U2 just revels in it. The two bands actually seem to have a lot in common. I can now say that I have a greater understanding of Pink Floyd.

Everyone I went with thought the movie was completely uninteresting. They said that they MIGHT have enjoyed it if they were drunk or high, but since they weren’t it was too boring. Ugh.

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