The Dark Side of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”

Pink Floyd – The Wall

During the tour, the band also filmed concert footage to be used in the upcoming movie, “Pink Floyd – The Wall.” Like the album, the film was based on Pink and his struggle with depression and his self-isolation from society. But when the film’s director, Alan Parker, decided against Roger playing Pink, he decided to scrap the entire concert footage.


Pink Floyd exhibition. Photo by Nils Jorgensen / Shutterstock

Roger didn’t have the stage presence Alan was looking for and decided to replace him with actor Bob Geldof. Given Roger’s dominating personality, many people assumed that Alan’s decision to go with a different actor sparked a huge fight between the two. But, when asked about the situation, Alan said it was actually a really easy conversation. Roger was uncharacteristically cool about the whole situation.