The Wall: The Art of Personal Isolation


On 30 November 1979, Pink Floyd released their eleventh studio album, which is one of the most intriguing and imaginative albums in the history of rock music, The Wall.

The Wall is a concept album, exploring themes of abandonment and personal isolation. It is a rock opera that follows Pink, a character whom Roger Waters modeled after himself and the band's original leader, Syd Barrett.

The Wall is the last studio album released with the line-up of guitarist David Gilmour, bass guitarist and lyricist Roger Waters, keyboardist Richard Wright, and drummer Nick Mason before Wright was fired from the band.

"Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2" is Pink Floyd's only single from The Wall, to top various charts. The three parts of Another Brick in the Wall set to variations of the same basic theme. Each of the three parts has a similar tune and lyrical structure. All parts were written by Roger Waters.

Part 2 is a protest song against rigid schooling in general and boarding schools in the UK in particular. For Part II, Pink Floyd received a Grammy nomination for Best Performance by a Rock Duo or Group. The single sold over 4 million copies worldwide.

The first video for "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2", directed by Gerald Scarfe. The teacher puppet from The Wall concerts was used.

Another music video for "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2". The scenes in the video were taken from a 1982 film, Pink Floyd - The Wall.

The progressive rock song has some disco beat, strong drums, a well-known bass line and distinctive guitar parts in the background with a smooth, yet edgy guitar solo.

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Pink Floyd – The Wall

Pink Floyd – The Wall is a 1982 British live-action/animated psychological horror musical film based on The Wall album. The film directed by Alan Parker with animated segments by political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe.


The film centers around a confined rocker named Floyd "Pink" Pinkerton (starring Bob Geldof as Pink) who, after being driven into insanity by the death of his father and many depressive moments during his lifetime, constructs a metaphorical (and sometimes physical) wall to be protected from the world and emotional situations around him. When this coping mechanism backfires he demands himself free. The screenplay was written by Pink Floyd vocalist and bassist Roger Waters.

The film is mostly driven by music, and does not feature much dialogue. It is best known for its disturbing surreal environment, animated sequences, violence, gore, sexual situations, characterization, and many more that caused it to be one of the most surreal musicals of all time. The film has established cult status.

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Roger Waters: The Wall

Roger Waters live performances are renowned as immersive sensory experiences featuring high class, state-of-the-art audio visual production and breathtaking quad sound. Waters and Sean Evans directed a concert film and live album, Roger Waters: The Wall. It captures performances of Waters' live tour. The film premiered in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (on 6 September 2014).


The stadium spectacle that Waters toured is given the cinematic treatment. The film Intertwined between two- and three-song runs are scenes of Waters traveling the European countryside to visit the resting places of both his grandfather and his father, both early victims as soldiers in the 1st and 2nd World War.

The film relying on Waters to sell planned moments as authentic emotional experiences and putting all the film’s faith in Waters as an actor.