The first spoken words in this movie is "We came in..?" The last words are "Isn't this where...?" These same lines are spoken right at the start of the original album "The Wall", and at the very end. Looping these lines indicate the symbolism of a circular pattern and that the history repeats itself. See more »
At the final war memorial, Roger sits down with his bag beside him. He then moves to sit on a different memorial with his horn leaving his bag behind. In the new location, one camera angle incorrectly shows a bag beside him while another shows no bag. See more »
The best band ever biggest album gets a new approach, making it sound fresh as ever and surprising once again.
Thirty-six years after the original release, a great number of tours, a movie and a few concerts released on video, some could say Roger Waters wanted to release a "The Wall" concert in 2015 only to cash in, taking advantage of nostalgia and of the value and influence of the work to music: however, this one would be completely wrong.
The movie is a new, and once again, genius approach to the Rock Opera masterpiece. The work was updated carefully, even though it is, almost entirely, timeless. Waters is vulnerable during the cutscenes of this documentary, showing his traumas and personal life, allowing the audience to understand how his loss experiences related to both World Wars forged his personality, while simultaneously creating identification through loss, revolt or the inability that, unfortunately, meets us all in some moment of contemporary life.
But if Waters is vulnerable on the cutscenes, at the stage he is self-assured, proves to be a great frontman and leads his work like no one else could ever do. "The Wall", played in its entirety in this movie (three songs were added to the original album's tracklist) is, undeniably, one of the most important art works of the 20th century. Terrorrism's evil, in any of its forms, and the alienation of the human being due to the lack of empathy of modern society underpins Roger reflections, and allow him to insert his anthropological and social questionings, going way beyond Pink's character.
The movie is very well-directed, with great editing and cinematography. The concert, as fans know, is a spectacle of rock 'n' roll classics played beautifully, an unprecedented visual production and energetic performances from Roger and the band.
The audience's catharsis during Comfortably Numb is something ridiculously emotional, Bring The Boys Back Home can bring us all to tears and Another Brick In The Wall summarizes why Pink Floyd was and still is one of the most enchanting bands ever, justifying The Wall's mythology.
A must-see for rock lovers and highly recommended to people interested in complex narratives, social criticism and great audiovisual spectacles.
10 out of 10
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