Los Angeles, CA. (PRWEB) September 25, 2004
Nearly a quarter century ago, the legendary rock band Pink Floyd was captured on film days before infighting would tear the band apart during what ultimately was their last concert of ÂThe WallÂ. In the melee of the break up, the never-seen backstage documentary was shelved and forgotten. That is, until now.
Film editor Howard Lamden recently discovered ÂThe Lost DocumentaryÂ in his archives and has transferred his pristine film to DVD for release. Die-hard Pink Floyd fans have rumored the film existed for years and followed a quixotic quest on the Internet to find it. At last the search is over. ÂIt's been a long time coming, and as the title of the documentary suggests, almost didn't make it at allÂ writes Matt Johns, owner of Brain-Damage - the Pink Floyd & Roger Waters news & info web site.
An aficionado of the heady Pink Floyd music, Johns states in his online review, ÂShot in and around Earls Court in 1980, the doc is an absorbing look at the problems and pressures of mounting a major rock production. And as a Pink Floyd show, it means that these problems and pressures are multiplied ten-fold.Â He adds, ÂHoward's camera seems to miss nothing, being right in the midst of construction, preparations, artistes' discussions, and nobody seems to mind.Â
Prior to release, Lamden shipped a DVD copy of the film to Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters in the United Kingdom. On September 8th, Waters stated in an interview, Âit finally appeared out of the mists of time from a mixing and editing suite in Los Angeles and it doesn't look too bad. I think it's quite an interesting historical document.Â
The genius music of ÂThe WallÂ remains at the top of the sales charts with over 23 million copies sold. The concert was performed in synch with stunning visual aids that flashed on huge screens, giant inflatable characters that flew through the air, and the step by step laying of mammoth bricks, which eventually separated the band from the audience. These shows were the first significant demonstrations of a modern multi-media experience. Constructing these infamous stages was a complex process that combined unique art with unprecedented mechanical prowess.
ÂPink Floyd is important to rock nÂ roll history and this film is important to Pink FloydÂs history. Everyone should see this.Â says Lamden. He has rejected initial offers from cable networks to broadcast the film, concerned they may alter or technically diminish the quality intended for the viewers. That is why heÂs opted to self-distribute directly to rock fans around the world.
Purchasing the 25 minute documentary is just a click away on a simple, easy to use web site. ÂNone of that fancy cyber-stuffÂ says Lamden, ÂJust watch the trailer and buy the movie, thatÂs what fans want.Â So far, heÂs selling DVDs as fast as he can press them.
For a sneak peek of ÂThe Lost DocumentaryÂ view the trailer at http://www.thelostdoc.com
For additional information on ÂThe Lost DocumentaryÂ or Howard Lamden contact:
P.O. Box 40011
Studio City, CA. 91614
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