Pink Floyd on Film and Video

Pink Floyd on Film & Video

Tonite Let's All Make Love in London
Directed by Peter Whitehead, England, 1968. Features Pink Floyd playing brief excerpts of Interstellar Overdrive (the same version that appeared on the soundtrack album). Otherwise unremarkable film of 'Swinging London' in 1967, highlighted by interviews with Mick Jagger, Michael Caine, and others. Recently released on video in Japan, available only as an import.

The Committee
Directed by Peter Sykes, England, 1968. Starring Paul Jones. Not released on video.

San Francisco
Directed by Anthony Stern, USA, 1968. A 15-minute film of a day in the life of San Francisco, accompanied by Interstellar Overdrive. According to Nick Mason, this was a new live version of the piece, recorded specifically for the film. It was never released on record, and remains extremely rare. Not released on video.

Directed by Barbet Schroeder, France, 1969. Starring Klaus Grünberg and Mimsy Farmer. Released on video.

Music Power
Directed by Gerome Laperrousaz, France, 1970. This is an unfortunately unreleased documentary which included Frank Zappa jamming with Pink Floyd on Interstellar Overdrive at the Amougies Festival, Belgium, on 25 October 1969. Not released on video.

Zabriskie Point
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, USA, 1970. Starring Mark Frechette and Daria Halprin. Released on video.

Stamping Ground
Also known as Love and Music. Directed by Jason Pohland, 1970. A live concert video of the Kralingen Pop Festival in Holland, 28 June 1970. Pink Floyd plays Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun and A Saucerful of Secrets. Not released on video.

La Vallée
In English, The Valley: obscured by clouds, Barbet Schroeder, France, 1972. Released on video.

Pink Floyd — Live at Pompeii
Directed by Adrian Maben, France, 1972. Released on video.

Rock City
Also known as Sounds of the City. Directed by Peter Clifton. Includes Pink Floyd playing Careful with that Axe, Eugene live. Not released on video.

Pink Floyd — The Wall
Directed by Alan Parker, England, 1982. Screenplay by Roger Waters. Starring Bob Geldof. Released on video, MGM/UA, 1989.

The Final Cut (video EP)
Directed by Willie Christie, England, 1983. Screenplay by Roger Waters. Starring Alex McAvoy. Music videos of The Gunner's Dream, The Final Cut, Not Now John, and The Fletcher Memorial Home. This video was important in that it served to more clearly establish the fact that the aging ex-bomber, now teacher, character of The Final Cut album was the same as the sadistic teacher of The Wall. Alex McAvoy, who played the Teacher in the film of The Wall, here reprised his role, which was an attempt to flesh out the character, and give him more than one dimension. The videos take the form of television programmes watched by the McAvoy character. As with the Wall film, Roger later disclaimed responsibility for the finished product, voicing his disappointment with it. A video-only release.

Delicate Sound of Thunder
Directed by Wayne Isham, USA, 1989. The videorecording of the concert at Nassau Coliseum, New York, in August of 1988 with additional footage filmed at Versailles, France. This release included several songs not on the Delicate CD: Signs of Life, On the Run, The Great Gig in the Sky, and One Slip. A video-only release.

La Carrera Panamericana
Directed by Ian McArthur, USA, 1991. The documentary of the 2000-mile car race in Mexico which both Nick and Dave took part, and featuring Pink Floyd background music, including some new material. A video-only release by Sony Music Video.