Stop Making Sense

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In its own terms Stop Making Sense is close to perfection.

The New Yorker

Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. The band’s frontman, David Byrne, first appears on an empty stage, armed with only an acoustic guitar, and is gradually joined by bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz, keyboardist Jerry Harrison and a cadre of backup singers as they perform the band’s hits, culminating in an iconic performance featuring Byrne in an enormous suit.

Genre

Documentary

Runtime

1 Hour, 28 Minutes

Accolades

1984, National Society of Film Critics – Best Non-Fiction Film

Rating

PG

Directed by

Jonathan Demme

Written by

Jonathan Demme, Talking Heads

Starring

David Byrne