Audio problem: When the Stuka 'bombs' the bunker that Pink's father is in, we see it pass overhead, making the unique Stuka 'scream'. Then we hear the whistle of the bomb as it falls to earth, yet we still see the bomb is attached to the underside of the Stuka. The Stuka shown carries just the one bomb, so it isn't another one that is falling. The truth is that this Stuka is a remote-controlled miniature that did not have the ability to release its fake bomb, and the editors failed to avoid using the whistling sound until this shot was over. (00:07:55)johnrosa
Factual error: In World War 2 London, Pink is shown playing with an aeroplane model - an Avro York. The earliest available plastic model kit of this aircraft was produced in 1967. Inaccurate model aside, it begs the question of what a kid of Pink's age would be doing with a plastic model kit during World War 2 anyway.
Trivia: Bob Geldof hates this film. He is quoted as saying "I hated it! I was embarrassed. I didn't know what I was getting into... I thought my acting was terrible. The script was ridiculous. And I hate Pink Floyd. As you may recall I was a punk rocker, so if you want to say something just keep it to three minutes..." He had to be physically restrained by director Alan Parker when he tried to get up and leave during the preview screening of the film at Cannes. In his autobiography "Is That It?" he trashes the film at length, labelling the script as puerile nonsense, and is particularly scathing about the political stance it appears to take. He had a miserable time on the set (reportedly, so did everyone else) and now refuses to even talk about the film or his experiences making it.
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