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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.09 | 524 ratings

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The Quiet One
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5 stars The wall that seperated me from the mainstream...

This was the ''album'' that introduced me to Pink Floyd, and obviously this lead me to Prog. My brother had bought this for me and himself, as a Christmas present from 2005. I was already listening to some Pink Floyd, and knew about them, but still I was just listening to it because of catchy melodies, not really because of the compositions, nor solos, no, nothing of that really attracted me until I watched this movie. Well, that same 25th of December from 2005, we watched it together. I really can't think of any other movie that had opened my mind so much, I was 11 back then, and really was shocked, yet amazed, by the *few* sexual scenes, though mainly the violent ones, and the daring lyrics which really turned me into a believer and somewhat of a rebel for some couple of months in school, performing a good bunch of the songs there, though obviously had to change some of the lyrics content to satisfie my english head-master.

The music alone, having heard the studio album before having watched the movie, was really missing half of it's real content, which is what the movie had and what really grabbed me. Besides the music and imagery, the story, or better known as 'Rock Opera', was what really took my attention the first time I saw it, it was pretty crazy for me back-then, and still is. The fascinating mixture of real-life people and terrifying cartoons, which simply made the concept even better in the visual perception, was something I had never experienced. Also the strong similaritie to nazi imagery, and somewhat ideology through the movie had also caught my attention for a long while.

Watching the movie again, brings me strong and vivid memories of back-then, while the music in the studio-version, has worn-out unfortunately, and doesn't make such effect, since musically alone, albums such as Animals, Dark Side of the Moon, Meddle and Wish You Were Here, blow the album away.

To conclude, this movie was my turning point into my deep and, hopefully, eternal love for music, so I really can't rate this less than 5 bright stars. Maybe not a masterpiece of Prog, because the music itself, barely is, though it's definitely essential for any Artsy Movie collection, as well as for any Music Video collection, also worthy for introducing someone to Prog, well at least it worked for me.

The Quiet One | 5/5 |


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