Cinema: Rushes: Aug. 30, 1982


Maggots! Corpses! Brutal cops! Fascist regalia! Devouring moms! Faithless wives! And on every possible occasion blood spurting and puddling. At the center of the chaos an innocent everyboy (Bob Geldof, lead singer with those punkers' punkers, the Boomtown Rats) broods about how iniquitous life is driving him crazy. It is a story so familiar that it requires almost no dialogue to tell. Simple-minded songs from the Pink Floyd's 1979 five-time platinum seller do the job, along with banal, if sometimes lively, imagery supplied by Director Alan Parker (Fame, Midnight...

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