History Trivia / TheWall

21st Dec '16 6:49:43 PM DavidDelony
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* ChristmasRushed: Creator/ColumbiaRecords offered the band a substantial bonus for completing the album in time for Christmas 1979. Roger Waters jumped on the offer, as the band was in dire financial straits at the time, and stepped up the recording schedule. Richard Wright's refusal to cooperate lead to his firing.

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* ChristmasRushed: Creator/ColumbiaRecords offered the band a substantial bonus for completing the album in time for Christmas 1979. Roger Waters jumped on the offer, as the band was in dire financial straits at the time, and stepped up the recording schedule. Richard Wright's refusal to cooperate lead to his firing. Despite the rush, [[TropesAreTools the album turned out a massive critical and commercial success]].
21st Dec '16 6:48:52 PM DavidDelony
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* ChristmasRushed: Creator/ColumbiaRecords offered the band a substantial bonus for completing the album in time for Christmas 1979. Roger Waters jumped on the offer, as the band was in dire financial straits at the time, and stepped up the recording schedule.

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* ChristmasRushed: Creator/ColumbiaRecords offered the band a substantial bonus for completing the album in time for Christmas 1979. Roger Waters jumped on the offer, as the band was in dire financial straits at the time, and stepped up the recording schedule. Richard Wright's refusal to cooperate lead to his firing.
29th Sep '16 5:14:20 PM igordebraga
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* ExecutiveMeddling: A positive example is responsible for "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2". Bob Ezrin was the one who pushed the band towards using a {{Disco}} beat for the song, despite David Gilmour's initial reluctance towards the idea. Also, in its original version, the song was only 1:20 long, containing one verse and chorus. Ezrin, recognizing the hit potential, insisted that the song needed two verses and two choruses, to which the band shot back, "Well you're not bloody getting them. We don't do singles, so fuck you." Once they left the studio, Ezrin used the studio's tape recorder to copy the first verse and chorus, placing them after a quick drumfill, and struck on the idea of using the children's choir to disguise the repetition.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: A positive example is responsible for "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2". Bob Ezrin was the one who pushed the band towards using a {{Disco}} beat for the song, despite David Gilmour's initial reluctance towards the idea. Also, in its original version, the song was only 1:20 long, containing one verse and chorus. Ezrin, recognizing the hit potential, insisted that the song needed two verses and two choruses, to which the band shot back, "Well you're not bloody getting them. We don't do singles, so fuck you." Once they left the studio, Ezrin used the studio's tape recorder to copy the first verse and chorus, placing them after a quick drumfill, and struck on the idea of using the children's choir (inspired by another song Ezrin did, [[Music/AliceCooper "School's Out"]]) to disguise the repetition.



* TroubledProduction: Both the album (homesickness due to recording outside the UK, going behind schedule, Waters becoming even more of a ControlFreak that fought with producer Bob Ezrin and eventually fired Richard Wright) and the movie (Waters, Alan Parker and Gerald Scarfe were constantly into each other's nerves; Scarfe [[http://www.floydianslip.com/pink-floyd/interviews/gerald-scarfe.php stated]] he would only drive to the studio [[INeedAFreakingDrink with a bottle of Jack Daniels on the passenger seat]], Waters snarked on Hollywood in ''The Final Cut'', and Parker described the movie as "the most expensive student film ever made")

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* TroubledProduction: Both the album (homesickness due to recording outside the UK, going behind schedule, Waters becoming even more of a ControlFreak that fought with producer Bob Ezrin and eventually fired Richard Wright) and the movie (Waters, Alan Parker and Gerald Scarfe were constantly into each other's nerves; Scarfe [[http://www.floydianslip.com/pink-floyd/interviews/gerald-scarfe.php stated]] he would only drive to the studio [[INeedAFreakingDrink with a bottle of Jack Daniels on the passenger seat]], Waters snarked on Hollywood in ''The Final Cut'', ''Music/TheFinalCut'', and Parker described the movie as "the most expensive student film ever made")
22nd Jun '16 9:34:17 AM igordebraga
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* TroubledProduction: Both the album (homesickness due to recording outside the UK, going behind schedule, Waters becoming even more of a ControlFreak that fought with producer Bob Ezrin and eventually fired Richard Wright) and the movie (Waters, Alan Parker and Gerald Scarfe were constantly into each other's nerves; Waters snarked on Hollywood in ''The Final Cut'', and Parker described the movie as "the most expensive student film ever made".)

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* TroubledProduction: Both the album (homesickness due to recording outside the UK, going behind schedule, Waters becoming even more of a ControlFreak that fought with producer Bob Ezrin and eventually fired Richard Wright) and the movie (Waters, Alan Parker and Gerald Scarfe were constantly into each other's nerves; Scarfe [[http://www.floydianslip.com/pink-floyd/interviews/gerald-scarfe.php stated]] he would only drive to the studio [[INeedAFreakingDrink with a bottle of Jack Daniels on the passenger seat]], Waters snarked on Hollywood in ''The Final Cut'', and Parker described the movie as "the most expensive student film ever made".)made")
18th May '16 2:32:23 PM DavidDelony
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* ChristmasRushed: Creator/ColumbiaRecords offered the band a substantial bonus for completing the album in time for Christmas 1979. Roger Waters jumped on the offer, as the band was in dire financial straits at the time and stepped up the recording schedule.

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* ChristmasRushed: Creator/ColumbiaRecords offered the band a substantial bonus for completing the album in time for Christmas 1979. Roger Waters jumped on the offer, as the band was in dire financial straits at the time time, and stepped up the recording schedule.
29th Apr '16 1:21:12 PM DavidDelony
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* ChristmasRushed: Creator/ColumbiaRecords offered the band a substantial bonus for completing the album in time for Christmas 1979. Roger Waters jumped on the offer, as the band was in dire financial straits at the time and stepped up the recording schedule.
22nd Apr '16 9:34:54 AM Viira
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* HeyItsThatGuy
-->'''Michael Ensign:''' He's a maniac!
-->'''Bob Hoskins:''' He's an ''artist''!
** John Scott Martin (the [[Series/DoctorWho Supreme Dalek]]) as a dancing instructor.
** G.E. Smith, former bandleader on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', plays in Waters' backing band in the new tour.
* HeyItsThatVoice: On "The Show Must Go On", the backup vocals are done by Bruce Johnston of Music/TheBeachBoys and Toni Tennille.
18th Apr '16 12:57:41 PM kyeo
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** And, of course, Joanne Whalley as the groupie who gets assaulted by Pink.
24th Feb '16 12:37:01 PM DavidDelony
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** The film was originally going to be a straightforward concert film with Gerald Scarfe's animation interspersed with footage of the band.

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** The film was originally going to be a straightforward concert film with Gerald Scarfe's animation interspersed with footage of the band. For some reason, the live footage turned out to be unusable.
13th Feb '16 1:11:00 PM DavidDelony
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* LifeImitatesArt: In 2016, footage of a teacher [[http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/13/nyregion/success-academy-teacher-rips-up-student-paper.html?_r=0 berating a student for answering a homework question incorrectly]] went viral, in case you thought that the Teacher's tactics from the album were a relic of the '50s.
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