Friday, March 26, 2010

The Trial (Wall film)

The Trial 5:41
     (written by Waters, Ezrin)

(See Trial, The from the Wall album for sung lyrics.)

The trial scene, brought vividly to life by Gerald Scarfe's animations, takes place within Pink's mind. Scarfe's drawings are constantly changing and metamorphosizing: the wife becomes a scorpion and the judge, who begins as a worm, ends up bringing new meaning to the word 'asshole' — he is one, literally as well as figuratively. We also see the teacher as a marionette, held and controlled by his wife, perched high upon the wall.

And so Pink tears down his mental and emotional walls, according to his own self-sentence. In the final scene, the wall built specially for the film was destroyed by a powerful air cannon, created for a recent James Bond film. However, we do not see the physical form of Pink any more, and we are left to wonder what became of him in the end.

When the Tigers Broke Free Part 1
In the Flesh?
Thin Ice, The
Another Brick in the Wall part 1
When the Tigers Broke Free Part 2
Goodbye Blue Sky
Happiest Days of Our Lives, The
Another Brick in the Wall part 2
What Shall We Do Now?
Young Lust
One of My Turns
Don't Leave Me Now
Another Brick in the Wall part 3
Goodbye Cruel World
Is There Anybody Out There?
Nobody Home
Bring the Boys Back Home
Comfortably Numb
In the Flesh
Run Like Hell
Waiting for the Worms
Trial, The
Outside the Wall

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