Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Five From A Favorite - Stop Making Sense (1984)


Masterfully filmed and brimming with both warmth and a deep sense of mystery, Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense is the luminous account of a three-night concert the Talking Heads performed in Los Angeles during December of 1983. A breathless frenzy of imagination, conviction, and of course brilliant music, it's been acknowledged over the years as one of the greatest rock movies of all time. Why bother with the rock part?


Sam Juliano said...

It's a great film indeed Drew, and I always pose it when people are talking rock movies. Demme is a diversified artist (this film, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED should prove that) and I have alway sloved The Talking Heads. What an exquisite lot of caps here too!

Drew said...

Sam Juliano loves The Talking Heads? Hell yeah!

Agreed w/you on Demme, Sam. In addition to the ones you've listed, you can look at stuff like Beloved, Melvin & Howard and Philadelphia, and it really is hard not to be bowled over by his range, especially considering the consistently high quality of these films. But Stop Making Sense remains my very favorite, and as I've hinted here, one of my favorite movies of all time.