Monday, 3 November 2014

Pink Floyd: The Wall (5 Stars)

I can't help myself. This film touches me like no other. Within a few minutes I was sobbing my eyes out. It must be the saddest film ever made. The film is a surreal re-telling of Roger Waters' autobiography. I can relate to his descent into madness. I feel his pain, his despair, his loneliness.

Ironically, I don't understand the significance of the Wall itself. For most of the film it's portrayed as an unwanted barrier separating the main character, Pink, from the world, and yet at the end of the film the Wall is removed as a punishment. I would have considered the tearing down of the Wall to be a reward.

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