Music The Wall Discussion

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03:36:28 PM Nov 7th 2014
Should there be a separate page for the film, as Pink Floyd The Wall? Similar to how the Beatles albums and films are set up (A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine and Let It Be)

07:25:07 PM Jun 16th 2012
Should anything after "Comfortably Numb" be considered a spoiler? It seems that it'd be a little surprising for Pink to become a dictator and tear his Wall down after putting himself on trial.
09:04:24 AM May 19th 2012
edited by Ryonne
Although it's not much of a trope, does anyone else feel that the Hammer Army's allusion to a rise of The British Empire (a la the German Third Reich) deserves mention here? I found it to be a fascinating plot point, and it's mentioned several times in the movie.
03:14:14 PM Mar 18th 2012
You know, I think "The Wall" gets a bit of a bum rap. The Syd Barrett connection notwithstanding, it's not really about a guy who goes insane. It's more of a guy who's been saddled with frustration after frustration, until he finally says "I'm out of here!" and shuts himself off from the world, only to realize that it wasn't the best of ideas.

01:13:05 AM Mar 4th 2011
I removed the following from the top of the page. While I LOVE the quote, I don't think it has anything to do with this and got in here by mistake:

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
04:33:47 PM Oct 26th 2011
edited by PrimeEvil
Never mind; see below post. (I'm running on an unreliable 56k dialup.)
04:44:32 PM Oct 26th 2011
May I instead file it under "Arc Words?" Roger Waters used that quote all throughout the viral promotion of "The Wall 2010"—he projected it on buildings, made leaflets of it, etc.

It's about the military-industrial complex, which I will attempt to explain with varying success. Say you're the head of a manufacturing company (in the USA, preferably—you also have patriotism on your side). You find that bullets and bombs are good for business; in fact they're your #1 moneymaker, and it's all your company makes.

But you can't keep all the stuff you made, or else you won't make a profit, and your investors/stockholders will be unhappy. What do you do? Sell it to the highest bidder!

However, your clients also need to use it. Say your client also wants to go to war with another country (I'm not going to name names). Yes, this is very good for business.

The problem is, it leads to money that could have been spent on infrastructure and other useful things, which means that the taxpayers will have to reach into their pockets a little more. And, if any of the soldiers overseas die, then that means their children won't get to know their fathers anymore.

I've learned from experience that you can NEVER take anything in isolation: everything has a ripple effect on something else.
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