Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ROGER WATERS: 'The Wall' - The Movie...

'The Wall Live' was a worldwide concert tour by Roger Waters, formerly member of Pink Floyd.
According to Cole Moreton of the Daily Mail, "The touring version of Pink Floyd's The Wall is one of the most ambitious and complex rock shows ever staged." It is estimated that the tour cost £37 million ($60M) to stage. As of 2013, the tour holds the new record for being the highest grossing tour for a solo musician, surpassing the previous record holder, Madonna.
  The tour opened on 15th of September 2010 in Toronto, and moved through North America before ending the first leg of the tour in Mexico City, 21st of December 2010. The European tour began 21st of March 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal, and ended 12th of July 2011 in Athens, Greece. In 2012, the tour included Australia, New Zealand, and South America, resuming 27 January in Perth, and ending 1 April 2012 in São Paulo. 
 Now, almost 2 years after the end of the tour, it's time for the movie.

Co-directed by Roger Waters and Sean Evans, the new film — titled simply ‘Roger Waters The Wall’ — is scheduled to make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 6, with repeat screenings planned for Sept. 7 and 14.

The much anticipated release is 133 minutes long and will receive 5 screenings at the festival, with two reserved for industry professionals only.
 As for us, the ordinary people, I heard that the movie will have a worldwide premiere on the 29th of September, on selected theaters around the world. In case you don't have any of these "selected theaters" near you, you should know that very soon a DVD/Blue Ray version will be available.
 Speaking for myself, there is no way I'll miss that. I was lucky enough to see 'The Wall live' twice, and I surely know what to expect. 
 As for those who wasn't able to see it live, you can have a small idea in the following trailers:
 The Wall live: Trailer No.1 (7 minutes) 
The Wall live: Trailer No.2 (1.40)