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Pink Floyd - The Wall (The Movie) CD (album) cover


Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.10 | 540 ratings

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5 stars This isn't going to be the lengthiest review I've ever written, but that's only because The Wall is a movie that is, by its very nature, pretty hard to talk about. To clarify: As an album, I don't like The Wall at all. I think it's ponderous, overdone and dull for the most part(with of course a few brilliant exceptions). So why is The Wall, as a movie and not an album, one of my absolute favorite pieces of entertainment, worthy of the coveted 5 star rating?

Simple: The Wall is an almost frighteningly precise indication of what I personally go through when I'm listening to music. The way the songs flow into each other, the characters and set pieces and quirks...they're all very much like the kinds of stories I make in my head when I listen to music, what I "see" if you will. To be able to see a little piece of one's own mind on display, created by somebody who has never known me and most likely never will, is a striking, exhilarating experience. And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Gerald Scarfe's animation-while it may take up relatively little of the screen time, I guarantee you that those images are going to be the ones that stay in your head the longest. Even then, those only add to the experience when I watch the movie: They reaffirm the magical, frightening and wonderful worlds that can create themselves in my mind when exposed to moving music.

I'll admit it's 5 stars for very personal reasons, not for any inherent quality of the film itself, but then if one can't appreciate art on a personal level, than what good is it?

40footwolf | 5/5 |


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