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'Stop Making Sense' still one of the best band documentaries ever
'Stop Making Sense' still one of the best band documentaries ever

In 1984, director Jonathan Demme took a detour from the quirky comedies and intense dramas that were beginning to define him so that he could indulge his fascination with rock 'n' rollers. The result, "Stop Making Sense," remains one of the best band documentaries ever. The Talking Heads film was arguably the genesis point for Demme's coming cut at the music scene, this summer's much-anticipated "Ricki and the Flash," starring Meryl Streep as an aging rock star. Talking Heads made for great material, with its revolutionary mash-up of punk, funk, art, avant-garde and other sounds. But what sets "Stop" apart is the intimate look at that...

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