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Stop Making Sense

Talking Heads (Musical group) DVD - 1999 DVD 781.66 Ta None on shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.3 out of 5

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Widescreen format (16:9 anamorphic).
Dolby Digital 5.1 feature film, 5.1 studio mix, and 2.0 stereo.
Originally released as motion picture in 1984.
Special features: digitally re-mixed and re-mastered ; 3 bonus tracks not on original release ; audio commentary by all four band members and director Jonathan Demme ; storyboard to film comparison ; original promotional trailer ; "David Byrne interviews ... David Byrne" promotional clip ; interactive menus ; song selection.
Psycho killer -- Heaven -- Thank you for sending me an angel -- Found a job -- Slippery people -- Burning down the house -- Life during wartime -- Making flippy floppy -- Swamp -- What a day that was -- Naive melody (This must be the place) -- Once in a lifetime -- Genius of love -- A girlfriend is better -- Take me to the river -- Cross-eyes and painless -- Bonus tracks: Cities -- Big business / I Zimbra.
Talking Heads (Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz, David Byrne) ; with addition musicicans, Bernie Worrel, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabry, Edna Holt.
A film of the Talking Heads in concert.


Stop Making Sense submitted by Caser on May 5, 2010, 1:51pm The highest praise I can heap on Jonathan Demme's concert film non-pareil, Stop Making Sense, is that people who have no interest in the band Talking Heads, and even some people who I've heard claim they dislike the group, have been enraptured by this film. Lead vocalist David Byrne designed the stage and dreamt up the concept of gradually bringing various band members on to play as the night went on, culminating in his delightful 'big suit' number. Director Demme allows the energetic performance to take center stage, so expect no backstage-with-the-band scenes, nor any neurotic fan footage, nor a million dizzying editing splices. This is not a youtube, back of the crowd experience. This is one of the most innovative and influential bands of the post-punk/new wave era playing just for you. Enjoy the show.

amazing submitted by manz on July 23, 2017, 12:15pm I second everything Caser said in the other review.

Super film. Super show. Super band!

Excellent submitted by AGAPHD on June 19, 2020, 9:28am LOVED this. If you're a fan of Talking Heads--or just great music or film making--watch this!

Amazing submitted by SaraP on August 5, 2022, 9:24am This is so good. I have to watch it every couple years. Absolutely one of the best rock-docs ever made.

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New York : Palm Pictures, [1999]
Year Published: 1999
Description: 1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Language: English
Format: DVD

Demme, Jonathan, 1944-
Goetzman, Gary.
Byrne, David, 1952-
Clinica Estetico, Ltd.
Talking Heads Films.
Palm Pictures.

Talking Heads (Musical group)
Rock music -- 1981-1990.
New wave music -- United States.
Rock concerts -- United States.
Rock films.
Feature films.