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Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (1972)

Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »

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Adrian Maben
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Gilmour ... Self (guitar, vocals) (as Pink Floyd)
Nick Mason ... Self (drums) (as Pink Floyd)
Roger Waters ... Self (bass, vocals, percussion) (as Pink Floyd)
Richard Wright ... Self (keyboards, vocals) (as Pink Floyd)
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Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, Set the controls for the heart of the sun, Mademoiselle nobbs (Seamus, but with Rick's dog on vocals). "Careful" and "Set the controls" are shot at night with minimal lighting, setting a beautiful mood. And the live Saucerful just has to be seen, with Waters jumping around in the sunlight banging the huge gong. The 80-minute version features studio footage from the recordings of Dark side of the Moon, with alternate versions of Us and them, On the run and Brain Damage, as well as interviews with the band. Written by Nils Erichson <isglass@cyberspace.org>

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Taglines:

More Than a Movie! An Explosive Cinema Concert! See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

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Trivia

When pink floyd is having breakfast Guilmour asks for a glass of milk but wright en up having it. See more »

Goofs

In both parts of the song "Echoes", Nick Mason's sunglasses disappear and reappear a couple of times, indicating that the performance in Pompeii was filmed in sections rather than just one take. Or that there were two takes of the song and footage was used from both. See more »

Quotes

Roger Waters: I like to think that oysters transcend national barriers.
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Alternate Versions

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Connections

Referenced in Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Vampire (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

A Saucerful of Secrets
Written by Roger Waters (uncredited), Richard Wright (uncredited), Nick Mason (uncredited) and David Gilmour (uncredited)
Performed by Pink Floyd
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A magical performance.
4 June 2000 | by genesisjSee all my reviews

Unfortunately this is the only film of them for future generations to see, but fortunately it is good enough to do them justice. This was filmed without an audience which is fitting as their "audience" didn't discover them until Dark Side of the Moon. The songs they perform are an excellent window into their genius. Sadly even today you won't hear these songs on classic rock stations because they are too long & you can't dance to them. My son was a post DSotM fan, but when he heard their earlier works he found a whole new band. The songs in this film will stand the test of time, I am sure. If they had made more performance films I would be in heaven. I will only have the memories of seeing them live.


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Country:

Belgium | West Germany | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii See more »

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Runtime:

(original) | (director's cut) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo | Dolby Digital (Remix for video release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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