Stop Making Sense (1984) - dir. Jonathan Demme
Often hailed as the “greatest concert film of all time”, Jonathan Demme and David Byrne’s Stop Making Sense is a must-see for three groups of people.
First and foremost - fan-service. If you already like the Talking Heads, even if only a little bit, this is for you.
Second - 80s enthusiasts - this includes audiophiles and cinephiles alike.
And lastly, Demme’s balance of camerawork that is both intimate and removed, subjective and objective, alluring and repulsive. Byrne is clearly a musical genius, and Demme would late go on to prove himself as a narrative filmmaker, so the final group of people would be aspiring filmmakers.
If you like the Talking Heads, the 80s, and film - then this is a non-negotiable must-see.