The staging--and Demme's filming of it--builds toward an orgasmic release of music, rising from the bare-stage simplicity of Byrne, accompanied only by a boom box on "Psycho Killer," to the ecstatic crescendo of "Burning Down the House," by which time the Heads and additional personnel have all arrived on stage for a performance that seems channeled from heaven for the purpose of universal uplift. (God bless Demme for avoiding shots of the luckiest audience in '80s pop history; its presence is acknowledged, but not at the viewer's expense.) With the deliriously eccentric Byrne as ringleader (pausing mid-concert to emerge in his now-legendary oversized suit), this circus of musical pleasure defies the futility of reductive description; it begs to be experienced, felt in the heart, head, and bones, and held there the way we hold on to cherished memories. On those three nights in December 1983, Talking Heads gave love, life, and joy in generous amounts that years cannot erode, and Demme captured this act of creative goodwill on film with minimalist artistic perfection. Stop Making Sense is an invitation to pleasure that will never wear out its welcome. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Did I listen he Talking Heads in the 80' ? No. But every time I watch and listen this film, it's from the beginnig to the end. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Eric G
I purchased this Blu Ray because the DVD I had would no longer load in my Blu Ray player.
Why did they not do it properly and give proper widescreen? Read more
Wow! Energy, amazing music. If you like Talking Heads even a little, you have to see this. If you like Talking Heads a lot, you have to own this video.Published 17 months ago by raisedbypenguins
My DVD player refuses to play this DVD. "Cannot play, restricted area". My computer will play but no audio. Very disappointed. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gbone2012
They were the best that ever were, or ever will be, or ever was. Listen to them. Please? Okay. Cool.Published 18 months ago by Jonathan
Probably will not watch it again. But good for posterity. History!
Relieved that everything I ordered from Amazon arrived quickly and with no problems.
I ordered the Blue-Ray from (and I live in) Zone A. The Blue-Ray delivered only plays in Zone B!
Needless to say I cannot watch the movie. Enough said.
Video and sound quality is superb! Just like being present at a Talking Heads concert. The dvd provides a lot of back ground information on the dhoreagraphy and the meaning behind... Read morePublished on May 21 2013 by Paul