Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in 'Roger Waters: The Wall', a concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Based on the groundbreaking concept album, 'Roger Waters: The Wall' could be called a concept film: it's a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined with an intensely personal road trip that deals with the loss Roger has felt throughout his life due to war. On stage and now on film, Waters has channelled his convictions into his art and his music. With 'Roger Waters: The Wall', Waters - together with his fellow musicians and his creative collaborators - brings audiences an exultant ride of a rock and roll concert, and delivers an unforgettable, deeply emotional experience.
Why did they do the Wall with Bob Geldof when they could do this? This is a wonderful mixture of live concert, abstract animation and a documentary of the deaths of Waters father and grandfather. The music matching the context well and winding in a coherent plot. The personal losses of 2 wars are hardly new genres but refreshingly blunt. A great film for all Floyd fans.
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- Roger Waters: The Wall review by JF
To my surprise, I found this dated and tedious, and kept nodding off. The audience on the film had a great time, but I didn't. The best bits were the projections and stage work.
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- Roger Waters: The Wall review by JD
Wonderful music, excellent graphics and concert projections and a well measured back story , detailing the sad loss of Rogers Grandfather in the first World War and his Father in the second.