Jonathan Demme's 1984 concert film "Stop Making Sense" featured The Talking Heads and their amazing live show. I consider it the best concert film ever made, and even today the artistry and uniqueness of the movie resonates with viewers. If you've never seen this film, you're missing out on something amazing.
Watch it. Right now. You'll thank me later.
In 2000, the controversial film "American Psycho", based on the novel by Brett Easton Ellis, was released. The ultra-violent 1980s-setting satire caused a bit of a stir when released, but by now the memorable character of Patrick Bateman (played by the talented and volatile Christian Bale) has become a recognizable bit of pop culture.
("Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?")
What do these two movies have in common?
Besides both films portraying something of 1980s America, the Talking Heads' song "This Must Be The Place" was covered in 2009 by actor/musician Miles Fisher in an ode to "American Psycho".
The song was also prominently featured in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" (1987), another film that reflects the era so well.
Here's the Miles Fisher video:
Just for fun, here's a 2003 cover of the song by home-grown favorites MGMT recorded live at Weslayan.
And finally, because you've been so patient with me, here's The Talking Heads performing the song, from "Stop Making Sense":