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    Rare "Pink Floyd - The Wall" Movie Promo Book. The 1982 film version of Pink Floyd's seminal concept album was fraught with difficulties during it's production. The film's original format was to be comprised of footage of the band playing live at Earls Court in London, with animation by political cartoonist and illustrator Gerald Scarfe spread throughout the film. Director Alan Parker (Midnight Express) found the concert footage to be unusable, and Floyd bassist/songwriter/screenwriter Roger Waters -- who had envisioned himself as the star of the show -- wasn't suitable as an actor. Replacing him with Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof, Parker was able to attract the attention of MGM and ultimately complete the film. (Parker and Waters butted heads the whole time, the former calling it "the most expensive student film ever made" and the latter ultimately disowning it.) This spiral bound book of largely unseen design art for the aborted, original concept for the film is one of less than 100 produced as a selling tool to potential investors, and fewer than 60 are believed to still exist. This particular copy was given to Cleveland Cavaliers founder Nick J. Mileti, who passed it along to his teenage son. The book opens with an introduction to the lead character, "Pink," a brief synopsis of the story and a note: "This presentation is a visual aid to understanding both how the film will be made and how it will look when finished. Of the drawings that follow some are stills from animation already completed but the majority are impressions of live action selected from the script. Alongside the drawings are presented the lyrics of the song which carry the story line as the film is largely mute; and short extracts from the script as clarification. This presentation should be read as an adjunct to the script itself." Printed in full color on 16" x 12" card stock and spiral bound,the includes Earls Court concert photos, design sketches by Scarfe -- many for scenes that never made the final cut -- and storyboard samples. A rare and intriguing snapshot of a work (then) in progress, the book is in Excellent condition with very light wear to the corners and edges.

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