Grade B

Manny’s Movie Musings: “Pink Floyd The Wall” is a study on a rock star’s descent into depression, madness, and ultimate realization of what his life has been.  Pink Floyd songs add as much to the meaning of the movie as the visuals (which are live and animated).   I was in my early teens when I first saw this movie, and I couldn’t make heads or tails of it.  Viewing it for the second time in my forties, I understand it very clearly, and look upon it as a modern work of art.  My most memorable, movie moment of “Pink Floyd The Wall” is the sequence where a fascist group has a rally and then take to the streets to destroy anyone who is not like them.  This is especially notable today in America, where there is a growing movement of intolerance, hatred, and prejudice.

— M