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The Wall Movie Pink Floyd - Pink Watching TV

The Wall Movie by Pink Floyd

The Wall Movie by Pink Floyd is a British musical film directed by Alan Parker, released in 1982, with animated segments by political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe. It’s based on Pink Floyd’s 1979 album “The Wall.” The making of the film was a considerable endeavour. It entailed 61 long and arduous days of shooting, which involved 977 shots, 4,885 takes, and 350,000 feet of film. Gerald Scarfe’s animation in the film, which comprises more than 15 minutes of its runtime, required more than 10,000 drawings. The process of editing was a mammoth task that spanned eight months. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes, and it received an IMDb rating of 8.0/10. It’s categorized as a drama, fantasy, and music genre film, depicting the descent of a troubled rock star into madness amid his physical and social isolation from everyone. The character of Pink is portrayed by...

The Art of Pink Floyd The Wall Book Gerald Scarfe

The Art of Pink Floyd The Wall – New Gerald Scarfe Book Out Nov 2021

When you think of The Wall album, you might think of all the wonderfully illustrated characters which have become iconic to Pink Floyd fans. Recently at Sotherby’s auction house, the original paintings and illustrations by artist and illustrator Gerald Scarfe sold for tens of thousands of pounds so must be very iconic indeed to someone! The great news is Gerald has a new book out on 25th November 2021 which features 288 pages dedicated to the artwork he created for The Wall. It is a bit pricey at £120 currently on Amazon with an RPP of £150. But for fans with a good deep pocket I am sure it will be well worth it. It is published by Little, Brown. Grab yourself a copy on Amazon.co.uk where you can pre-order the book. Come and discuss the book on the forum too. From the Publisher The Art of Pink Floyd The...

Lot 318 Gerald Scarfe Pink Floyd – The Wall The Teacher and the Mincing Machine, oil on canvas

Sotheby’s Auction of Pink Floyd’s The Wall Original Paintings – See the Artwork up close

Gerald Scarfe created the iconic album artwork that accompanied The Wall album. His style is instantly recognisable and brought an already vivid album to life. Whether it was the wraparound simple image of the actual Wall, the marching hammers, the Teacher pushing those poor children to their psychological limits, or that flower doing you know what! Good news for those with incredibly deep pockets, or willing to sell their car/home to finance their spending spree. Sotheby’s auction house in London have several lots coming up which are once in a lifetime purchases. It is part of their Made In Britain online auction, it runs from 10am GMT on 9th to 16th March 2021, there is something for every price point as the non-Floyd stuff starts at £200! These 8 examples below range from £3,000 to £60,000 so I hope you have been saving hard! Take a look at the listings...

Prehistoric Flying Reptile Named after Gerald Scarfe

Prehistoric Flying Reptile Named after Gerald Scarfe

The satirical cartoonist and Pink Floyd Wall animator Gerald Scarfe has had a prehistoric flying reptile named after him due to his depictions of Lady Thatcher as “Torydactyl”. The 13in (33cm) long pterosaur, discovered in Kimmeridge Bay, has been named Cuspicephalus scarfi. Mr Scarfe said: “I’m thrilled and flattered – I never thought Mrs Thatcher would do anything for me – even if it is to be immortalised as a 155-million-year-old fossil. “I have spent many holidays in Kimmeridge and to think my namesake was buried beneath my feet is wonderfully bizarre.” You can read more about this on the BBC News website.

Gerald Scarfe in Germany for Tear Down The Wall Exhibition

Once again, something is going on too far away for me to be fussed travelling all the way to!  Gerald Scarfe, who is responsible for all those amazing caracatures featured in Pink Floyd’s The Wall live shows, film and album sleeve, is having an exhibition in Germany of lots of his Pink Floyd things as well as his other political work. Anyway, here is the news feature on Gerald Scarfe Germany Exhibition Tear Down The Wall.