A24 has acquired the worldwide rights to Talking Heads’ classic concert film ‘Stop Making Sense’. His 4K restoration of the film is set to hit theaters around the world later this year.
Acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia”) directed 1984’s “Stop Making Sense,” considered one of the greatest concert films of all time.
If the suit still fits… This year, Jonathan Demme’s groundbreaking 1984 Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense (newly remastered in 4K!) returns to theaters around the world. #StopMakingSense2023 pic.twitter.com/Kh2Nevaf2X
— A24 (@A24) March 16, 2023
In her 1984 New York Times review of “Stop Making Sense,” critic Janet Maslin said that this rock concert film “looks and sounds like no other.”
“The film’s visual style is as coolly iconoclastic as Talking Heads itself,” she wrote. “Mr. Demme has captured both the look and spirit of her performance this live with boldness and precision consistent with the group’s own.”
“Stop Making Sense” stars David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Franz, Jerry Harrison, along with Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynne Mabry and Edna Holt. I’m here. The live performance was filmed over three nights at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood in December 1983, about 40 years before his release. ‘Burning Down the House’, ‘Once in a Lifetime’, ‘This must be the place.
“There was a band. There was a concert,” Talking Heads said in a statement. “This must be a movie!”
To coincide with the re-release of the concert film, record label Rhino will be offering a new deluxe version of the soundtrack on vinyl and digital on August 18th. This includes for the first time a full ‘Stop Making Sense’ concert.
A24 won several Oscars, including best picture, for “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and “The Whale.” The company recently acquired Darren Aronofsky’s debut “Pi” and re-released a restored version of his 1998 film in theaters on his Pi Day to mark its 25th anniversary.
Following the release of A24, a remastered version of Talking Heads’ classic concert film ‘Stop Making Sense’ appeared for the first time on The Media Pub News.