STOP MAKING SENSE
Film - Open Air | Loud And Famous Filmfest 2017

STOP MAKING SENSE

Directed by Jonathan Demme

Info

Director: Jonathan Demme
Section: Open Air | Loud And Famous
Country: USA
Year: 1984
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Talking Heads, David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Edna Holt, Lynn Mabry, Steve Scales, Alex Weir, Bernie Worrell
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Logline

STOP MAKING SENSE

The camera stays very close to the Talking Heads, not even showing a glimpse of the audience in LA 1983, bringing the stars David Byrne and Tina Weymouth up very close. Three concerst blend into one explosive testimonial to the energy of the legendary formation, which will be unleashed on the courtyard of the Gasteig, just as the filmed rocked the Munich audience on its premiere at the Filmfest 1984.

Screened as part of the Open Air LOUD & FAMOUS. Free Admission.

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Meet the director

STOP MAKING SENSE

Jonathan Demme

Jonathan Demme was born in Baldwin, NY on Long Island in 1944, majoring in chemistry at University of Florida, where he began writing movie reviews. He then studied veterinary medicine before moving to LA to work as press agent and as gofer for United Artists and Avco Embassy. He directed his first film CAGED HEAT for Roger Corman 1974 before his breakthrough 1980 with MELVIN AND HOWARD, and 1984 with SWING SHIFT starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. He biggest hits were THE SILENCe of The lambs (1989) and PHILADELPHIA (1993). He was politically active, including with Artists United for Democracy in Haiti. He passed away on April 26, 2017.

Credits

Screenplay: Jonathan Demme, Talking Heads
Director of Photography: Jordan Cronenweth
Film Editor: Lisa Day
Composer: Talking Heads
Production Designer: Sandy McLeod
Producer: Gary Goetzman
Production Company: Talking Heads Films Inc.
Distributor: Palm Pictures