At six years old, I assumed that cartoons were all for kids. Maybe that’s why I was so shocked by what my father had fallen asleep in front of. I walked in on him watching THE WALL right at the start of the trial scene. Just the voices in that song haunted me halfway through puberty, until I finally sat down and watched it. The one scene that really hit home with me was the sequence during “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2” where these little kids were being marched into a food grinder. I think between that scene and the “trial” sequence, it took my dad over an hour to calm me down.
UNK SEZ: Carolyanne, I’ve been waiting for somebody to mention this one! I love this movie, but I can definitely see how it would freak out a youngster. The whole movie is like being stuck in the head of a crazy person and you can’t get much more kindertraumatic than a bunch of kids lining up to jump into a meat grinder! Plus who can forget the immortal lines: “If you don’t eat your meat you can’t have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?”