Pink (Bob Geldorf) is at the top of his profession. He is the lead singer of a rock and roll band. Problem is Pink is a walking time bomb. For years all the troubles deep inside his soul that have been attacking and troubling Pink have finally overtaken him. The movie opens with Pink staring blindly at a TV while sitting in a trashed hotel room. He has left the room. He is back to the days when he and his mother (Christine Hargreaves) hear the news that his father has been killed in WWII. From this point on his life spirals into despair. He is not understood by his teacher (Alex McAvoy). While class was being taught Pink was writing a poem that would eventually become a song called "Money". Pink will recede into himself and start to build walls that will lead to a break from the world.
You would think with all the fame and money that Pink would be happy with his life but he isn't. He is lost. You see when life was all created it was done by a male and female. If a child loses or never has one of those two he becomes half a person. Pink has always been looking for that father figure but he never found that half of himself. Pink is confused and lost.
This movie and album is a semi biographical look at the life of Roger Waters. A founding member of the Rock Band Pink Floyd. To open oneself up to the world is astonishing but I feel through this album Waters was able to have an Epiphany of sorts and come to terms with his life. He grew as a musician but he also grew as a person. The music is operatic. The Wall is at best one of the immortal works of music that will transcend time itself.
Director Alan Parker was able through sight and sound to give details to the inner psyche of a man. He showed that through this form of art one can see into the soul. So get a pint and sit in your favorite chair and journey into the inner workings of one's soul through sight and sound. Enjoy.