Acclaimed director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) rewrote the rules of the concert film with his document of Talking Heads at the peak of their powers. Beginning with David Byrne's solo strumming of Psycho Killer against a blank backdrop, the show evolves and expands to over the course of 85 minutes to become a vast, vibrant visual experience, eventually leading to Byrne being famously dwarfed by his over-sized suit.
In partnership with one of the most experimental and creative rock bands of their era, Demme ensures that Stop Making Sense imparts an appeal that stretches way beyond the band's traditional fan-base.
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Welcome to the Film and TV Society’s regular Thursday screening for the 2020/21 academic year! Discussion will follow each film over zoom, a great space for discussing your ideas. Alternatively, treat the discussion like a podcast and just sit back to listen to other students’ thoughts.