Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense ★★★★★

11 years ago, 16 year old me looks up a list of highly reviewed movies, finds Stop Making Sense near the top.

"Oh, it's directed by the guy who did Silence of the Lambs? Cool, I'll watch that."
2 minutes later
"Wait, this is a documentary? Nevermind."
Fucking idiot

6 years later, finds a list of highly rated documentaries on Letterboxd, sees Stop Making Sense at the very top.

Through the years
"Eh, I'm not in the mood for some documentary about a band I only ever hear occasionally on the radio."
Fucking idiot

May 1st, 2020, looks up list of movies available on the Criterion Channel
Sorts by highest rated, filters through unwatched
Stop making sense is at the very top
"Wait, I think I've heard of that one before, what was it about?"
Reads synopsis
I don't feel like watching a documentary about some band I don't even like right now."
Fucking idiot

May 2nd, 2020
"Hey wife, what are you in the mood to watch tonight?"
Wife: I don't know love, I only really watch whatever you put on.
"There's that documentary about that band, the Talking Heads"
Wife: Which band are they?
"I'm not sure. I've only heard a few of their songs on the radio. They're okay, I guess" fucking idiot
Looks up Same as it Ever Was on youtube
".....this is kind've the most amazing music video I've ever seen, maybe we should check it out tonight."
"Eh, I'm not really in the mood for a music documentary tonight."
Fucking idiot

May 3rd, 2020
"We should finally get around to that music documentary tonight"

Directed by Jonathan Demme
"This is directed by the guy who did Silence of the Lambs? No way!"

Halfway through the first song
"Wait, is this documentary literally just a one man concert?"

Looks down at phone, starts scrolling Reddit
Fucking idiot

One song later
"Oh, cool there's a bass player now."
goes back to Reddit

One song later
"Oh, are they adding a new band member between every song? That's kinda cool, I guess."
back to reddit

one song later
"So they are adding a new band member between every song."
half paying attention, half scrolling through reddit

one song later
"Where'd all that stage come from? There's a bongo player now? Oh, backup singers."

one song later
"When did they change costumes? Holy shit that's a lot of instruments. Where'd those screens come from? Oh that's a cool light effect."

two songs later
Volume is at full blast




watched on the Criterion Channel

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