Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense ★★★★½

Has to rank among the best concert films ever made. Feels less like a simple documentary of a rock show, and more like some kind of cinematic performance art where the placement and movement of the camera is as important as the songs and choreography of the show. In other words, it isn't like the band is doing their thing on stage, and the film crew is simply reacting to it, but more like all parties are working in unison to create something wholly unique. A truly singular experience.

Talking Heads are now #1 on my list of bands I wish I could've seen live. Damn, you really had to be in shape to play with that band. David Byrne might've looked like a spindly art school nerd, but that dude was in perpetual motion when he was onstage. His energy jumps off the stage, infects the entire audience, and oozes through the screen. You can't help but get caught up in it.

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