Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense ★★★★★

Begins with a cinematically unflattering stage and a sole David Byrne playing an acoustic guitar. As it progresses with each song, it establishes a new foundation as a new band member will be added and the atmosphere of the space will be altered with how it shifts its lighting. The camera is always attentive to framing the dynamic movements of Byrne and how he operates amongst everyone else, creating a cohesive unit that never lets up. He is in complete control and pushes himself to be greater than he previously was with each performance purely for the sake of his craft. New ideas are established with each frame, and it begs to excite and impress you the more it moves along. This is something so purely euphoric and inspiring that it's honestly a blessing that it exists.

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