Pink Floyd – The Wall

Date: 1982
Director: Alan Parker
Production Company: Goldcrest, Tin Blue, MGM

Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, Eleanor David, Alex McAvoy, Bob Hoskins, Michael Ensign
Location(s): Devon, Hertfordshire, London, West Yorkshire

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Storyline:

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

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So ya . . . . .

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Thought ya . . . . .

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Might like to go to the show . . . . . . IMDB suggests Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Middlesex.

Pink (Bob Geldof) addresses the fans.

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The Grade II listed interior of Lawrence Hall, once belonging to the Royal Horticultural Society on the corner of Elverton and Greycoat Street, now the sports hall of Westminster School. London SW1. SJ

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If you should go skating. On the thin ice of modern life. . . . . . Pink floats in a hotel pool. Unidentified location that may be a set. Pinewood Studios. Iver Heath. Buckinghamshire, England. Ron Harris.

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Daddy's gone across the ocean, Leaving just a memory, A snapshot in the family album .. . . .

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Daddy, what else did you leave for me? Daddy, whatcha leave behind for me? All in all it was just a brick in the wall . . . . . . .

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All in all it was just the bricks in the wall. A young Pink (David Bingham) is shooed away by a man (Ray Mort) he tries to befriend. Unidentified location.

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After Pink finds some of his late fathers bullets, he and his friends go to the railway line. Likely to be somewhere around Mytholmes Tunnel near Haworth, West Yorkshire.

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The boys descend to the mouth of Mytholmes Tunnel on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in 'Railway Children' country.

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Pink enters the tunnel to place the bullet on the track. Mytholmes Tunnel between Haworth and Oakworth, West Yorkshire.

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Pink marries his girlfriend (Eleanor David). An unknown location with nice pillars.

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Pink and his Manager (Bob Hoskins) talk at an airport. Unidentified location. Christopher Matheson suggests that this may well be London Airport (Heathrow). A few frames further on and a clearer view of that aeroplane on the extreme right endorses what looks like Concorde. As far as we are aware it only flew from that airport in the UK. (RL)

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Rioting breaks out. Unidentified location.

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The police load rioters into a van. Unknown location.

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Passers by join in the looting. Unidentified location.

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I am just a new boy, Stranger in this town. Where are all the good times? Who's gonna show this stranger around? Oooh, I need a dirty woman. Oooh, I need a dirty girl. Unknown location.

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Why are you running away? . . . . . Pink stands on the hotel window ledge after wrecking his room. Unidentified location.

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Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn? Remember how she said that. We would meet again. Some sunny day? Vera! Vera! What has become of you? . . . .

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Bring the boys back home . . . . .

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Pink (Kevin McKeon) sits on the platform of Keighley station. Bradford Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire. The location was used in 'Yanks'.

Hello, Hello, Hello, Is there anybody in there, Just nod if you can hear me, Is there anyone at home? . . . . . Pink walks along the Grand Union Canal at Kensal Green with Kensal Green cemetery in the background. Located by Steve Cook.

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The same place on the canal, just along from where a scene from 'Painted Boats' was filmed. (PW)

Come on now, I hear you're feeling down. Well I can ease your pain, Get you on your feet again. Relax. I'll need some information first. Just the basic facts. Can you show me where it hurts? . . . . Steve Cook identifies Kensal Green gasworks in the background.

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As close as possible to the screen capture as this side of the canal is now private moorings. (PW)

When I was a child, I caught a fleeting glimpse, Out of the corner of my eye. I turned to look but it was gone, I cannot put my finger on it now, The child is grown, The dream is gone. I have become comfortably numb. Pink throws a dead rat into the Grand Union Canal with Kensal Green gasworks in the background. Found by Steve.

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A bit too early in the film but The Wall has been torn down and Sainsbury's now dominates the canal side. (PW)

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Run, Run, Run, Run, Run, Run . . . .

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You better make your face up in, Your favorite disguise. With your button down lips and your, Roller blind eyes. With your empty smile, And your hungry heart . . . . .

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Feel the bile rising from your guilty past. With your nerves in tatters, When the cockleshell shatters And the hammers batter, Down the door. You'd better run . . . .

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The fascists attack. Unidentified locations.

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Eins, zwei, drei, alle! . . . Oooo, you cannot reach me now, Oooo, no matter how you try, Goodbye, cruel world, it's over, Walk on by . . . . Peter advises that this is Alexander Palace Way in London N22 with the dome of St. Joseph's R. C. Church, Highgate Hill London N19, in central background.

Sitting in a bunker here behind my wall, Waiting for the worms to come. In perfect isolation here behind my wall, Waiting for the worms to come . . . . .

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Peter sent in this now image of Alexandra Palace in London. The North Face after restoration with more vegetation.

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Waiting to cut out the deadwood. Waiting to clean up the city. Waiting to follow the worms. Waiting to put on a black shirt. Waiting to weed out the weaklings. Waiting to smash in their windows, And kick in their doors. Waiting for the final solution . . . .

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Residents peer from behind their curtains at the fascist rally. Unidentified locations.

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The fascists march through suburban London streets. Unknown location.

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All alone, or in two's, The ones who really love you, Walk up and down outside the wall. Some hand in hand And some gathered together in bands. The bleeding hearts and artists, Make their stand. Children play in the aftermath of a bomb blast. Unidentified location.

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