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Feature Friday: “Stop Making Sense” (1984)

As time passes, I only like Talking Heads more and more. Recently I’ve been revisiting their discography, one album/week, and it’s just staggering. This week I hit Stop Making Sense, a film I’ve always admired, but found a newfound respect for when I tried directing some theatrical events a few years back (really amateurish stuff). Stop Making Sense makes it all look so easy; every second is flawless. And when David Byrne dances with the lamp, during “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody),” I swear, it’s just so beautiful and so perfect…

Stop Making Sense (1984)

Directed by Jonathan Demme

Designed by David Byrne

Featuring Talking Heads( & the Tom Tom Club!)



About A. D. Jameson

A. D. Jameson is the author of five books, most recently I FIND YOUR LACK OF FAITH DISTURBING: STAR WARS AND THE TRIUMPH OF GEEK CULTURE and CINEMAPS: AN ATLAS OF 35 GREAT MOVIES (with artist Andrew DeGraff). Last May, he received his Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the Program for Writers at UIC.
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6 thoughts on “Feature Friday: “Stop Making Sense” (1984)

  1. Byrne’s dance with the lamp to “This Must Be the Place” is one of the few things in life I do not get tired of. Ever.

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