1984   USA Stop Making Sense
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Director:Jonathan Demme
Studio:Music Television (MTV)
Writer:Jonathan Demme, Talking Heads
IMDb Rating:8.1 (4,832 votes)
Awards:2 wins
Genre:Concert Film
Duration:88 min
Jonathan Demme  ...  (Director)
Jonathan Demme, Talking Heads  ...  (Writer)
Bernie Worrell  ...  Keyboards
Alex Weir  ...  Guitar and Vocals
Steven Scales  ...  Percussion (as Steve Scales)
Lynn Mabry  ...  Backing Vocals
Ednah Holt  ...  Backing Vocals (as Edna Holt)
Tina Weymouth  ...  Bass, Percussion and Vocals
Jerry Harrison  ...  Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals
Chris Frantz  ...  Drums and Vocals
David Byrne  ...  Vocals and Guitar
Jordan Cronenweth  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Why stop making sense? Why a movie? Why a big suit? Where do the odd movements come from? What will the band do next?

Summary: David Byrne walks onto the stage and does a solo "Psycho Killer." Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz join him for two more songs. The crew is busy, still setting up. Then, three more musicians and two back-up singers join the band. Everybody sings, plays, harmonizes, dances, and runs. They change instruments and clothes. Bryne appears in the Big Suit. The backdrop is often black, but sometimes it displays words, images, or children's drawings. The band cooks for 18 songs, the lyrics are clear, the house rocks. In this concert film, the Talking Heads hardly talk, don't stop, and always make sense.

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