Stop Making Sense (1984) Poster


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Royal Wedding (1951)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
On the front cover, if you see the text from "Stop Making Sense" and below, it is written in the same style that the credits for Dr. Strangelove were. The reason this is so is that Pablo Ferro did the opening credits for both films
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
The words "Star Wars" are briefly displayed in the background.

Referenced in 

Re-Animator (1985)
Poster in Dan's room.
Weird Science (1985)
There is a film poster on Wyatt's bedroom wall.
Shy People (1987)
Doug: Doug and the Yard of Doom/Doug's Garage Band (1993) (TV Episode)
Doug, Skeeter and Bebe wear suits like David Bryne
Philadelphia (1993)
Serveral references are found in Philadelphia. During one o the courtroom scenes, Joe Miller asks if the sailors engaged in "Flippy Flop", which is a shortened version of the Talking Heads song "Making Flippy Floppy". During the gay part Andrew holds one of the guests is singing "Heaven". One final casting reference would be that Steve Scales (percussionist for The Talking Heads), appears as a Juror during the trial.
Hard Eight (1996)
"if i gave you $50, what would you do with it?"
This Must Be the Place (2011)
Concert scene.
Clarence: Dollar Hunt (2014) (TV Episode)
Video show Clarence dressed like David Bryne and saying the title over and over

Featured in 

Keskiyön auringon kuvat (1987) (TV Movie)
Seen on screen
An Everlasting Piece (2000)
Bronagh and Colm attend a screening of Stop Making Sense.
Gilmore Girls: You Jump, I Jump, Jack (2004) (TV Episode)
Lane and Zach watch the second half of the film on their first date.
Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013)
Footage from the concert is shown

Spoofed in 

True Stories (1986)
Documentary Now!: Final Transmission (2016) (TV Episode)
The episode is a loose deadpan take on the famous Talking Heads concert movie.

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