Talking Heads Concert Film ‘Stop Making Sense’ Coming to Theaters in 4K
This may be the closest thing we get to a Talking Heads reunion.
Talking Heads fans have been given a lot to celebrate this year–first, it was David Byrne's Oscar nomination, and now, the band's hit concert movie Stop Making Sense is set to be rereleased in 4K.
The Talking Heads live concert film was initially released in 1984 and served as director Jonathan Demme's debut feature, but earlier today, production studio A24 announced it had acquired the global rights to remaster and redistribute the classic pic.
Teasing a trailer for the upcoming rerelease–which is reported to make its debut in theaters sometime later this year–the Everything Everywhere All At Once composer headed back to the dry cleaners to pick up his iconic oversized gray suit from the original 1983 tour.
Stop Making Sense was shot across three nights of live concerts at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre in Dec. 1983 and stars Byrne alongside fellow Talking Heads members Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz and Jerry Harrison.
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The 90-minute movie famously features a variety of late '70s and '80s hits from the Grammy Award-winning rock band, including "Thank You For Sending Me An Angel," "Burning Down the House," "Once in a Lifetime," "Heaven," "This Must Be the Place," "Psycho Killer," and the highly-sampled throwback from Weymouth and Frantz's Tom Tom Club, "Genius of Love." It also includes performances by P-Funk Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabry and Edna Holt.
The band broke up in 1991 but played briefly at a 2002 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Byrne recently revealed to Deadline that the band has no plans to get back together again, saying, ”We’re not going to do it,” meaning the revisited documentary may be some fans' only shot at seeing the performers live.
A premiere date for Stop Making Sense (2023) has not yet been released.
That said, the studio behind it, A24, is the same production company responsible for pop culture staples like Moonlight, Lady Bird, Ex Machina, Eighth Grade and Hereditary, so we have high hopes for the end result.