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An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.


  • Bernie Worrell
  • Alex Weir
  • Steven Scales
  • Lynn Mabry
  • Ednah Holt
  • Tina Weymouth
  • Jerry Harrison
  • Chris Frantz
  • David Byrne

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  • The footage was culled from several different shows. In order to minimize the amount of cameras in the frame, one show was all shot from one side of the stage, the next night was shot from the other side.
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  • As stated above the concert was edited together from three shows, and it being a "live" show, things not planned happened. The first night, David Byrne puts on the baseball cap that's thrown up on stage from the audience, so the next night it can be seen next to the drums so that he can put it on again.
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    • David Byrne: Thanks! Does anybody have any questions?
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Has there ever been a live concert film as vibrant or as brilliantly realized? I don't think so. [Review of re-release]

Metacritic review by Edward Guthmann
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Part aerobics workout, part self-styled dreamscape, Sense is a hyperactive piece of performance art that begins as the stripped-down dress rehearsal of a garage band and builds into a mighty, exhausting spectacle that shakes as much ass as it kicks. [Review of re-release]

Metacritic review by Wesley Morris
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner