Stop Making Sense
Directed by Jonathan Demme
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 fronted by the legendary David Byrne. The film was shot over a three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. The result of which is widely considered the greatest concert film ever made.
Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme's extraordinary film captures the Talking Heads at their peak and redefines the concert film genre.
Masterpiece. I watched this when it was released in the 80's and have watched it several times since. It never fails to deliver the best of The (great) Talking Heads and Jonathan Demme's groundbreaking vision.
I was always a casual Talking Heads fan and this may have made me a fanatic. David Byrne is just a ball of energetic genius on stage and it is captured very well in this doc. Byrne arguably may be the most underrated stage performer in music history. If you are a Talking Heads fan of any kind, this is worth a watch.
david byrne comes from the realm up above the earth where satan sits on a white throne. i remember him. and he knows eternity very well. they're a good band, got good music. even though they're satan's angels, just like tori amos.
Good god I hope humans never stop appreciating the talking heads.