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Stop Making Sense: 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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Ratings: IMDB: 8.4/10 Metascore: 89% RT: 97%
Released: April 24, 1984
Runtime: 88 mins
Genres: Comedy Documentary Romance Music
Countries: USA
Director: Jonathan Demme
Actors: Chris Frantz David Byrne Tina Weymouth

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Posted by MagsInCR 7 years, 1 month ago
+7 | +10 / -3

The avant-garde Talking Heads give a great concert plus. Keeping it tight throughout, these nine artists just have so much fun doing so, dammit. A must see for anyone interested in new wave post-punk music. A solid 5/5 from me.

Posted by Ryukk1984 7 years ago ( Edited 7 years ago )
+3 | +3 / -0

A lesson in dancing you'll never forget. You may ask yourself, how does this work? Entertainment at it's finest, you'll be very lucky if you ever get to see a music group perform such a thoroughly thought through show this confidently. Uplifting, inspiring and a big suit full of fun fun fun.

Posted by Porgy 7 years, 6 months ago
+3 | +3 / -0

a kick-ass concert film . i first saw this when the first night it came out , taken by my parents to the local cinema/draft-house . 3 songs in everyone was drinking hard and dancing in the aisle's . have not seen anything like it in a theater since. 10/10

Posted by charmedquark1 5 years, 11 months ago
+2 | +2 / -0

I had the good fortune to see one of the shows on this tour. It was definitely a "We dare you not to dance" peak experience. The movie captures the energy to the point you feel as if you were there.

Posted by husker666 6 years, 3 months ago
+2 | +2 / -0

Trust david byrne to get an a list director to direct this most uplifting of concert videos....so good that sometimes you want to get into the aisles and dance until you realise you are home lol :)

Posted by anaffairtoremembe 4 years ago
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5/5 The energy is contagious! Treat yourself!

Posted by mphurwitz 5 years, 1 month ago
+1 | +1 / -0

How does one go on living a 'normal' life after viewing this? I have no answers. Epic and life-affirming. Absolute genius. This film should be playing perpetually at the Museum of Modern Art.

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