Stop Making Sense

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The GREATEST CONCERT MOVIE OF ALL TIME… Rolling Stone Magazine
Talking Heads WILDLY ENTERTAINING concert SPECTACULAR is among the GREATEST music films EVER MADE… Entertainment Weekly
The movie rates with Woodstock as the GREATEST ROCK CONCERT FILM one that can be watched as frequently as an aerobics tape. – USA Today
Palm Pictures is proud to present the Blu-ray premiere of the groundbreaking Talking Heads concert film STOP MAKING SENSE directed by A… More >>

Stop Making Sense

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5 Comments
  1. I loved “Stop Making Sense” when it hit the movie theaters back in the mid 80’s. I was Very Disappointed with the DVD. It Was Not the movie !! It was all this bogus and unnecessary commentary laid over a classic piece of performing arts. The ceaseless drivel totally ruined this classic live music performance. I would Very Much like to get the Original Movie & not this dubbed nonsense. I am very unsatisfied.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. I loved Stop Making Sense when I saw it in the cinema many years ago. Unfortunately, the DVD cannot be played on our DVD player (Sony PlayStation 2) and I had to return it to the shop for a refund. The shopkeeper said dozens of copies had been returned because the DVD is incompatible with several different DVD players. Why make a DVD that cannot be viewed by all normal machines? The irony is that this DVD is distributed in Canada by Sony Music and cannot be played on a Sony PS2.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Most of the reviews have been raves. I usually rate tunes by my impression the first time I listen to them or to a new arrangment. Not being a huge Talking Heads fan, I found many of the songs uneventful, and the stage effects a bit distracting. Some of the lighting effects seemed like updated versions of 60s psychedelic for the kids who weren’t old enough to have seen it. I’m an old musician, so I like to see the musicians more than the staging. The entire show seemed to be just a showcase for David Byrne to putz around on stage. I was especially disappointed by the arrangement of “Take Me To The River”. I really liked the tempo of the original version – it had a grindingly soulful sound to it. Speeding it up by about 30% was a mistake, and the tune lost the thing that made it what it originally was.

    I recently heard that one of our local PBS stations is going to air this concert DVD during a fundraiser. I wish I’d waited to hear it there first – I wouldn’t have bought a copy.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. I purchased this DVD and had to return it because I thought that it had a manufacturing defect. The first 4 tracks did not have the audio and video synched. The second copy of the DVD also was not in synch on the first 4 tracks. Since all of my other DVD’s play perfectly, it seems unlikely that my DVD player is the source of the problem. I can forgive the bonus tracks being poorly transferred, but I can’t forgive the second-rate, bush-league, synching on the first 4 tracks of the movie. What a let down. Didn’t anybody else have this problem????
    Rating: 3 / 5

  5. Get ready for five minutes of lame advertising at the beginning of this tape. Except for the movie trailer for Stop Making Sense, which immediately precedes the movie, the remaining advertising is totally unrelated to David Byrne, the Talking Heads or alternative music.

    An example of this outrageous imposition upon customers is advertising for a concert video of the McGarrigle sisters with the Wainwright family. This isn’t the worst of it! I would not have purchased the video, had I known David Byrne’s artistry would be marred with this commercial dross.

    What is next, five minutes of audio advertising on every CD I purchase? Since the integerity of the work obiously has no meaning to the people that put this together, I am surprized they didn’t cut the film up into segments and intersperse commercials between the songs!

    If you make it through the commercials to what you paid for, you will see really inventive music-making and interesting staging. I am old enough to remember when this tour took place and could kick myself for not attending one of the live shows.
    Rating: 2 / 5

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