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Stop Making Sense

  • Starring: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison
  • Director: Jonathan Demme
  • Genre(s): Music, Documentary
  • Rating: NR
  • Running Time: 88 min.

Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense documents the groundbreaking Talking Heads at their peak and was directed by Jonathan Demme. In honor of its fifteenth anniversary, Stop Making Sense was digitally re-mixed and re-mastered by Palm with the newest state-of-the-art Dolby technology.

"By common consensus, Stop Making Sense is the best concert film ever made. "
- TV Guide
"Mr. Demme has captured both the look and the spirit of this live performance with a daring and precision that match the group's own. "
- Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"The overwhelming impression throughout "Stop Making Sense" is of enormous energy, of life being lived at a joyous high. "
- RogerEbert,
"It's 88 minutes of solid, inventive music, filmed in a straightforward manner that neither deifies the performers nor encourages an illusory intimacy, but presents the musicians simply as people doing their job and enjoying it."
- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader