Alan Parker’s tour de force film of Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall, with contributions from Roger Waters’ words and music, and artist Gerald Scarfe’s prophetic and biting visions of doom, is all about the images. With no narrative, the 1982 movie is a captivating barrage of moving stills: the catatonic rock star Pink sat before the TV in an LA hotel room; fighting at Anzio; the overbearing mother; the rock star mutating into a dictator; the horror of schooling and leaning by rote and rod; the gynaecological flowering; living in the malevolent machine.
Photographer David Appleby took these stills on the film’s set.
Read: Behind The Wall: Photographs of the making of Pink Floyd The Wall by David Appleby
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