David Byrne of Talking Heads fame visits a typical (and fictional) Texas town, on the eve of the town's celebration of the state's sesquicentennial. He meets various colorful local characters, most notably Lewis Fyne, a big-hearted bachelor in search of matrimony. Written by
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A Completely Cool, Multi-Purpose Movie.
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Did You Know?
Most of the vocal work done by the film's stars, including that of singer Pops Staples, was not released. Instead, Talking Heads recorded an album featuring their versions of the songs. Nearly every song from the movie was released on a soundtrack album, performed by the film actors and nearly all of the background music as well. It included John Goodman's version of PEOPLE LIKE US. See more
The movie supposedly takes place in the town of Virgil, Texas. However, in one scene where little children in 4-H shirts are dancing in a field, a water tower is briefly visible in the background that clearly says "RED OAK". See more
Excuse me, Mr. Culver. I forget what these peppers represent.
1. Two columns of rolling credits run at different speeds. Left faster than right, then right faster than left. See more
References 60 Minutes
The Celebration Begins
Written and Performed by David Byrne
Produced by Talking Heads See more