3 fun facts about Pink Floyd’s The Wall: During production, Geldof suffered a cut to his hand while filming the destruction of the hotel room set as he pulls away the venetian blinds. The footage remains in the film. Also, it was discovered during the filming of the pool scenes that Geldof did not know how to swim. Interiors were shot at Pinewood Studios, and it was suggested that they suspend Geldof in Christopher Reeve’s clear cast used for the Superman flying sequences from storage, but his frame was too small by comparison; it was then decided to make a smaller rig that was a more acceptable fit, and he simply lay on his back.
The war scenes were shot on Saunton Sands in North Devon, which also featured on the cover of Pink Floyd’s A Momentary Lapse of Reason, six years later.
Via The Chive