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.
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Most of the commercials seen before and during the Love for Sale musical number were genuine TV ads of the day, including Victor Kiam
's famous Remington shaver ad with its slogan "I liked it so much, I bought the company!" According to David Byrne
, many of the characters in this film were inspired by actual supermarket tabloid stories. See more
As the narrator is walking through the mall, we see Waldenbooks more than once. See more
Look at this. Who can say it isn't beautiful? Sky, bricks. Who do you think lives there? Four-car garage. Hope, fear, excitement, satisfaction.
There are no opening credits. The title appears on white letters against a black screen. This is followed by a screen with the words "A film about a bunch of people from Virgil Texas." See more
The talent show acts were longer in the original, unreleased version. See more
Written by David Byrne
Produced by Talking Heads
Performed by Banda Eclipse See more