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.

Details:

  • 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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La Vallee (obscured by clouds)

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

La Vallee is a 1972 film produced and directed by Barbet Schroeder. It was never released theatrically in Italian or dubbed in Italian. The soundtrack is the work of Pink Floyd, whose music has, however, a fleeting presence during the entire movie.

The songs written by Pink Floyd specifically for the soundtrack were then collected on their album "Obscured by Clouds" whose title refers of course to the plot of the film.

Time: 114 minutes

Color: Color

Genre: drama

Directed by: Barbet Schroeder

Written by: Barbet Schroeder, Paul Gégauff

Producer: Michel Chandlery, Stéphane Tchagadjieff

Production company: Les Films du Losange, CNS

Photography: Nestor Almendros

Music: Pink Floyd

Cast and characters: Bulle Ogier, Valérie Lagrange, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Michael Gothard, Monique Giraudy, Jérome Beauvalert, the tribe Mapuga

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Marco Lodola and Stefano Bressani at the Pink Floyd show

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25 years after Pink Floyd concert, "The night of wonders" was inaugurated in Venice

An exhibition on the tracks of the great rock group. Many of the works displayed will be the heart and soul of floydian artists. There will be two artists from Pavia: Mark Lodola with the installation "Bright Hammers" tribute to "The Wall" with intense colors and strong visual impact and Stefano Bressani with "Sculptures dressed" "Steel faces", in honor of the album "The Division bell", which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, and "What shell we do now?" dedicated to the album "The Wall".

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