By common consensus, STOP MAKING SENSE is the best concert film ever made. Director Jonathan Demme worked in close collaboration with the Talking Heads, then at the peak of their popularity and creative powers, in designing a film which gives the viewer insight not merely into a
performance (like most such films) but into the nature of performance.
The film was compiled from three concerts given by the band in Hollywood in late 1983. At the time, they were doing their largest and most successful concert tour to date. Since their inception in the late 1970s as part of Manhattan's punk/new wave scene, the Talking Heads had been expanding their
musical horizons wh...