Stop Making Sense
Hamilton Film Society
Pick me up and turn me around.
In this 1984 American concert film, Talking Heads front-man David Byrne walks onto a stage and tells us he wants to play us a tape. Over the next tightly packed ninety minutes, this spare opening leads to a glorious experience, as a constant layering of sound, people, and visual imagery builds to a thrilling, ever more intense film.
The concert film all other concert films have wanted to be since, this is a near-perfect fusion of film and music.