Friday, 15 January 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 32: Mon Feb 1

Stop Making Sense (Demme, 1984): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.30pm

Chicago Reader review:
Among the greatest concert films ever made, this recording of three Talking Heads shows at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles is a pure celebration of live performance. The film's lack of style is precisely what makes it so profound. Demme's unfussy, straightforward framing captures the concert perfectly, from the biggest gestures down to the tiniest intricacies. In avoiding unnecessary artifice, Demme amplifies the heart of the material, a strategy he's employed throughout his career.
Drew Hunt
Here (and above) is the trailer.

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