There’s been a lot of talk about the musical choices in Suicide Squad, not only with the often zany, out-of-the-box choices in the trailer, but what some believe to be an overabundance of songs in the actual film itself also. Often times, the songs in the film not only play over the scenes themselves, but are also directly connected to the scene in question and sometimes even directly represent character introductions, with some digging the choices and others criticizing them for being too on-the-nose.
It looks like the film’s musical influences go beyond just the post-production and marketing process though, and apparently are even directly responsible for one of the movie’s most memorable shots as well.
I’m of course, talking about the shot above with the Joker surrounded by all kinds of weapons and dastardly items that director David Ayer revealed to Empire, was inspired by the opening scene in the 1982 film, Pink Floyd’s The Wall:
David Ayer told us today that the scene with Joker on the floor is inspired by the opening of Pink Floyd’s The Wall. pic.twitter.com/XwyGE7i5Zw
— Nick de Semlyen (@NickdeSemlyen) August 5, 2016
The movie’s musical influences, specifically on its live-action interpretations of the Squad members themselves is something that’s been becoming increasingly apparent over the past few weeks, with some of the original Harley Quinn costume designs even seeming very reminiscent of Debbie Harry or Courtney Love.
Now, the Joker scene itself does parallel the one from The Wall fairly directly with it not only being a visual representation of the madness going on inside of The Joker’s mind, but also hinting at his possible plans involving Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn later down the line as well, very similar to the scene in The Wall. There are some that might argue the scene itself is just a mess meant to look cool though, which seems a fairly accurate representation of the debate regarding the film as a whole as well right now. If it’s messiness was intentional, or if it was simply a product of misguided goals.
Suicide Squad is in theatres everywhere now.
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