Drink some booze and start watching "The Wall" and be sure to keep a little buzz going the whole time. Watch it with surround sound if possible and pretty loud if you want to get more out of it. Watching it with weak audio is pointless.
Watching it once won't let you really tie in all parts of the story. I still saw/noticed new things even after 30-40 viewings.
****, I am 49, and I can safely say I grew up listening to Pink Floyd.
There is nothing in the name of music that can even come close to Wish You Were Here. Shine on you crazy diamond, part one is pure musical bliss.
That said, I think one should only watch The Wall after listening to the album itself, at least a couple of times.
Pink Floyd is, well, very generous with their talents. The material they use, in terms of musical variety, harmony, chords, solos, melodies and concepts in a single album would last a lifetime for the average star/group making their ways to the top 100 today.
Also, Amused to Death, by Roger Waters no less, is undoubtedly the single most underrated album of the entire decade it was released in.
I have tons of Pink Floyd, on vinyl, on 24 carat gold plated CDs, box sets, you name it.
Very few groups/artists come even close.
Tool happens to be among those very few.
Rumor has it god calls Maynard god.
Don't think for a second that because you listen to Pink Floyd and can paste lyrics on a message board that you're some deep, poetic, spiritual demigod.
Animals, I'm assuming, is reference to a TERRIBLE Pink Floyd album; quite possibly the worst with the exception of The Division Bell. Now, given that I feel like he was just ******* around, GTFO is a joking response.