2/5/14 – Darkside – Tom Stoppard – Incorporating Dark Side Of The Moon By Pink Floyd – 2013

Darkside CD CoverHere’s something different, a Radio Play by Sir Tom Stoppard made for BBC Radio 2 incorporating Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon.
The Play is a philosophical Comedy Drama and includes Bill Nighy and Iwan Rheon whose distinctive voice you may recognize from BBC TV Series Misfits or as Ramsay Snow in Game Of Thrones.

There is a also a short clip used as a trailer, pre-release snippet below:

“Aardman director, Darren Dubicki saw the piece working as a film trailer and the team spent time absorbing the rich detail from both Pink Floyd’s music and Sir Tom Stoppard’s play. In doing so they developed a striking visual concept where images juxtapose with carefully considered lyrics and dialogue from the play encompassing the underlying themes of greed, conflict, consumption, humanity and the descent into madness…”

Dubicki says, “What was fundamentally important to us was that we retained a consistent visual tone that echoed the imagery created over the years for the band. The intensely surreal and powerful artwork created by Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis has always had a strong distortion on reality. Their sense of space and twisted context make for some uncomfortably beautiful art. This tone has been consistent for decades and we wanted to honor this with our contemporary digital (and analogue) slant on the style.”

Created using a collage of digital imaging, CGI, Studio-based effects and hand crafted elements the films were produced with depth and richness that reflects the classic tone of Pink Floyd’s art.




Tom Stoppard