First released in 1984, Jonathan Demme’s acclaimed concert film Stop Making Sense featured the Talking Heads at the height of their creative and musical powers. The film starts with David Byrne, alone on a bare stage, with a boombox and his big white suit, performing “Psycho Killer.” Then, with each new song, he’s joined by different bandmates and an assemblage of gear and lights, all showing, step-by-step, how a concert gets made. It’s an inventive film. And it’s coming back to theaters this August, restored no less in 4K resolution.
Above, in the official trailer, watch Byrne retrieve his oversized suit from the dry cleaners some 40 years late, then try it on for size. Turns out, it still fits….
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will taking heads come to California, especially Inland Empire?
Hope they fixed the audio!
On the original the audio got out of sync the more you approached the end of the movie