The Final Cut (occasionally subtitled A Requiem For The Post-War Dream by Roger Waters) is the twelfth studio album by Pink Floyd. Released in 1983, The Final Cut is Pink Floyd’s last studio album to include founder member, bassist and songwriter Roger Waters, and their only album on which he alone is credited for writing and composition. It is also the only Pink Floyd album not to feature keyboardist Richard Wright, who left the band in 1979.
The album’s release was accompanied by a short film, The Final Cut, based on four of the album’s songs: “The Gunner’s Dream”, “The Final Cut”, “The Fletcher Memorial Home”, and “Not Now John”. It was produced by Waters and directed by his brother-in-law Willie Christie. In the film, Waters appears talking to a psychiatrist named A. Parker-Marshall; Alex McAvoy, who appeared as the teacher in Pink Floyd The Wall, also appears in the film.