Stop Making Sense (1984)
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Stop Making Sense was the first feature-length documentary effort of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. The director's subject is The Talking Heads, a new-wave/pop-rock group comprised of David Byrne, Chris Franz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. The film was made during a three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. What emerges on screen says as much about director Demme's taste and sensitivity as it does about the group and its visionary leader Byrne. Though some of the material in
May 28, 1999 Limited
Oct 26, 1999
A Blu-ray that preserves the integrity and beauty of the documentary with extras that provide context without over-explaining or sentimentalizing the illusion.
Stop Making Sense is a concert film with a narrative, bursting at the seams with bits of invention and passion.
One of the best concert movies ever.
Decent, as concert films go. Being a huge TH fan helps. Byrne's oversized suit good for a chuckle.
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