Stop Making Sense
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick
Also presented in a free outdoor screening on Thursday, June 13
David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth,
Under the leadership of David Byrne, Talking Heads evolved from a prototypically cerebral New York art-rock band to a musically adventurous ensemble incorporating influences from funk, salsa, and world beat. Stop Making Sense captures the infectious energy of their live show while eschewing the MTV clichés of quick cuts, gratuitous crowd shots, and exploding smudge pots. From the opening chords of Byrne’s solo version of “Psycho Killer” to the final echoes of the rave-up rendition of “Take Me to the River,” Stop Making Sense is rivaled only by The Last Waltz as the best rock concert film ever made.