Posted on 3/03/11 08:28 AM
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This film is a unique blend of live action, animation and surrealism. It's narrative is unlimited by normal constraints and the film is loaded with symbolic imagery. All this is accompanied by Pink Floyd's music taken from the album of the same name upon which this film was based.
Alan Parker directs and firmly cements his reputation in my opinion as a talented but often overlooked film maker, surely the director of such films as Angel Heart, Mississipi Burning and The Commitments (I really need to see Angela's Ashes, Midnight Express and Birdy) deserves far more recognition. In fact, he deserves recognition for his work on this film alone is enough for him to be known as an excellent director.
Roger Waters wrote most of the screenplay as well as the songs used.
Gerald Scarfe, A British caricaturist, directs the animation sequences.
Bob Geldof stars as the titular character, Pink Floyd.
This is a film that I had heard about briefly a couple of times but had never really seen it mentioned as one of the greatest films ever or even see it get high ratings and positive reviews from critics and audiences.
Thus watching it wasn't really a top priority for me, but when I did finally get around to it I was so amazed, at the greatness of the film and at my stupidity for not having watched it sooner, that I was speechless.
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