Pink Floyd the Wall

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September, 7 2014

 

Pink Floyd The Wall is a film by Alan Parker came out in 1982, the film adaptation of the concept album "The Wall", released in 1979 by Pink Floyd. The film, the third phase of the project conceived by Roger Waters, is based on the album rather than vice versa, and it is in fact the "visual track."

The story allows at least three levels of interpretation:

  • autobiographical one (the death of Roger's father in the war, Eric Fletcher Waters, the problems of school education in the period of the student riots)
  • one of observation and social critique (the lack of communication in relationships, the almighty rockstar)
  • one that represents the evolution of the madness of the protagonist, where you can see a reference to Syd Barrett, although the experiences of life and artistic bassist represent the true soul.

Initially, they were four to begin the implementation of the project: In addition to Waters, the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, the director Michael Seresin and producer Alan Parker. Scarfe, will work with animated drawings of many sequences of the film, the same ones that were also projected on the wall.

The film was screened out of competition at the 35th Cannes Film Festival.

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Stamping Ground

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September 6, 2014

 

Among the most important rock festival held in Europe, the Holland Pop Festival (also called Stamping Ground Festival) between 26 and 28 June 1970 gathered near Rotterdam several thousand young people, thanks to the proposal of a cast of considerable interest.

The festival was held in conjunction with the impressive Bath Festival and the organizers thought the Dutch to agree with the British in order to give an opportunity for many groups to perform in both shows.

The Pink Floyd, for example, played an important concert at the Bath Festival on June 27, during which introduced a new suite of "Atom Heart Mother", accompanied by a large horn section and a chorus; the day after the group played at the Holland Pop Festival, but without horns, choir and light show.

In addition to the cast included the Byrds, Pink Floyd, Caravan, Third Ear Band, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Jefferson Airplane, Renaissance, Santana, Soft Machine, Dr. John, Fairport Convention, It's A Beautiful Day, Canned Heat, Pentangle, Quintessence, East Of Eden , Family, Country Joe, Flock and jazz musicians such as John Surman and Art Ensemble Of Chicago. The event was documented with the creation of a film directed by Jason Pohland and George Sluizer.

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Zabriskie Point

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August 31, 2014

 

Zabriskie Point is a 1970 film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. This famous soundtrack was originally commissioned by Antonioni only to Pink Floyd, but as a result of persistent dissatisfaction director for the proposed material, it came to include, in addition to the three pieces of the English group, an extract of the famous "Dark Star" of Grateful Dead songs composed for the occasion by Jerry Garcia (essentially improvisations performed with the other guitarist of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir, playing in real time in front of the projected images), the song "You Got the Silver" by the Rolling Stones, the song "Dance of Death" by John Fahey, two pieces of Kaleidoscope and two other songs, performed respectively by Patty Page and Roscoe Holcomb Memorable musical commentary to the scene of the explosion of the villa in the desert, that Pink Floyd accompanied with a remake of the already published "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" retitled for the occasion "Come In # 51, Your Time Is Up".

The final sequence is finally commented on the song "So Young" by Roy Orbison.

Curiosity: among the many proposed pieces for the occasion by Pink Floyd but rejected by Antonioni, there was a theme piano written by keyboardist Richard Wright: the theme (at that time called "The violent sequences") was later reused by the group in 1973, becoming the song "Us and Them", included on the album ironically sold more of their story "The Dark Side of the Moon."

 

Duration: 110 min

Genre: drama

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

Subject: Michelangelo Antonioni

Screenplay: Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Sam Shepard, Clare Peploe, Fred Gardner

Production: Carlo Ponti

Music: Pink Floyd, Jerry García

Scenography: Dean Tavoularis

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Pink Floyd Pulse

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August 30, 2014

 

Pulse is a live album by Pink Floyd recorded on tour in 1994 Originally released in 1995, the album was re-released in December 2005 in DVD format. In the United States the album has received double platinum for sales in the traditional format, to which are added received 8 times platinum for sales in video format.

The album reproduces the program of the tour that followed the release of the album "The Division Bell". The tour culminates with a concert at Earls Court in London: the event was watched live by millions of viewers around the world and is the main source which draws on the video. 

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Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii (director's cut)

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August 24, 2014

Floydseum invites you to watch "Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii (director's cut)" at the former church of Santa Marta, place of The Night of Wonders exhibition. Pink Floyd at Pompeii is a documentary-concert film directed by Adrian Maben, released in version movie theaters in 1974 and focused on the music of the British rock band Pink Floyd. The Director's cut version of 2003 includes the following songs: Echoes, Part I, Careful with That Axe, Eugene, A Saucerful of Secrets, Us and Them (fragment, studio), One of These Days I'm Going to Cut You into Little pieces, Mademoiselle Nobs, Brain Damage (fragment, studio), Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Echoes, part II.

  • Last: 92 min
  • Color: color
  • Genre: documentary, musical
  • Director: Adrian Maben
  • Producer: Steve O'Rourke, Michele Arnaud, Reiner Moritz
  • Production: Universal Studios
  • Photography: Willy Kurant, Gabor Pogany
  • Montage: Nino Di Fonzo, Jose Pinheiro
  • Special Effects: Michel François, Monteurs Studio, Teletota
  • Music: Pink Floyd
  • Characters: Pink Floyd
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More

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August 23, 2014

Floydseum invites you to watch "More" at the former church of Santa Marta, place of The Night of Wonders exhibition. The film goes back to 1969 and deals with an intense and troubled love story between two young people in Ibiza of that time. A fresco of a dreamy and dramatic journey with no rules in the world of drugs, with inevitable tragic outcome. The film is all accompanied by the soundtrack of Pink Floyd, which was commissioned by the director himself and published in the album Soundtrack from the Film More, present in the official discography of the band. It was presented in a special screening of the International Critics' Week at Cannes Film Festival 2002.

  • Last: 116 min
  • Color: color
  • Genre: drama
  • Director: Barbet Schroeder
  • Screenplay: Barbet Schroeder, Paul Gegauff
  • Production: Les Films du Losange
  • Photography: Nestor Almendros, Fran Lewis
  • Montage: Denise De Casabianca, Rita Roland
  • Music: Pink Floyd
  • Characters: Klaus Grunberg: Stefan, Mimsy Farmer: Estelle, Heinz Engelmann: Wolf, Georges Montant: Sellers, Louise Wink: Cathy, Michel Chanderli: Charlie, Henry Wolf: Wolf
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Cristal Voyager

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Floydseum invites all to watch "Crystal Voyager" at the former church of Santa Marta, place of The Night of Wonders exhibition. A color film of 1975, the first part is focused on the activities of three surfers (played by themselves) on the narrative voice of George Greenough. The second part of the film is based completely on the shooting of a camera mounted on a surfboard. The background music for this part is composed entirely of Echoes by Pink Floyd.

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  • Time: 78 min
  • Color: Color
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Director: David Elfick
  • Production: George Greenough
  • Screenplay: George Greenough
  • Music: Pink Floyd
  • Characters: George Greenough (himself), Ritchie West (himself), Nat Young (himself)
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Remember that night

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Floydseum invites all to watch "Remember that night" at the former church of Santa Marta, place of The Night of Wonders exhibition. The recording of the concert of David Gilmour live in London, May 2006 held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, recorded during her tour "On an Island". The concert lineup mixes the songs on the new solo album of old songs with Gilmour of Pink Floyd.

The tracks:

  • Speak to Me
  • Breathe
  • Time
  • Breathe (Reprise)
  • Castellorizon
  • On an Island (with David Crosby and Graham Nash)
  • The Blue (with David Crosby and Graham Nash)
  • Red Sky at Night
  • This Heaven
  • Then I Close My Eyes (with Robert Wyatt)
  • Smile
  • Take a Breath
  • A Pocketful of Stones
  • Where We Start
  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond
  • Pts. 1-5 (with David Crosby and Graham Nash)
  • Fat Old Sun
  • Coming Back to Life
  • High Hopes
  • Echoes
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Find the Cost of Freedom (with David Crosby and Graham Nash)
  • Arnold Layne (with David Bowie)
  • Comfortably Numb (with David Bowie)
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