Such a sweet, delicious and unforgettable experience, to rewatch this fantastic concert-film, from one of my favourite bands ever, on the big screen. You can dance, sing and be fascinated by all the structure of the show - but if you watch it, please don't just "watch" it. You have to feel the energy of Stop Making Sense and live with it for the rest of your life, OK?
"this isn't a concert film; it's a performance film. A concert film may intend, like The Last Waltz did so effectively, to give you a sense of what it was like to be at an event the focal point of which was the music...I'd just as soon it didn't occur to people that they're watching a concert, but rather a band performing without the distancing factor of it being an event that happened once." - Jonathan Demme
I knew David Byrne was a genius from listening to his studio recorded music, but I have never really ventured as far as watching him live. This performance is beyond most live performances I have seen. The clever building from just him on stage to filling out with the full band, the theatrical set-ups and dancing - did not disappoint. I will stealing a few of his dance moves for this summer's festivals.