Pink Floyd The Wall

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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Trivia: After "Comfortably Numb", Pink transforms into the "Hammer" leader, which in fact is a reference to the Nazis.

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Trivia: At a few points, a World War II film is on the television in Pink's hotel room. The film is "The Dam Busters," (1954) and audio clips from the film can also be heard on the album "The Wall."

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Trivia: Pink is in the bathroom stall crying, and reading from his songbook. He reads, "Do you remember me? How we used to be? Do you thing we should be closer?" That is from the song, "Your Possible Pasts" off of "The Final Cut" album, which was released a year after the movie.

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Trivia: When Pink is in the bathroom (the last time we see it), dressed as the Hammer leader, he is reading some poems. Before he reads "Stop, I wanna go home.", he's reading parts of "The Final Cut", an album of Pink Floyd which came after of "The Wall".

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Trivia: Bob Geldof's only line in the film that is not a Pink Floyd lyric is "Next time, fuckers."

Revealing mistake: During "Run Like Hell", when Pink's followers set an attack dog loose on an innocent man in the alleyway, the foam protective sleeve is visible on the victim's arm.

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Pink: Take that, fuckers.

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Question: What is the picture on Pink's wall (about 33 minutes in) that some people claim is an Obama Hope poster?

Answer: It's a portrait of Bob Dylan by Andy Warhol.

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