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"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
The Guardian JANUARY 13, 2011 - by Andrew Pulver
RIDE, RISE, ROAR
A concert movie featuring the ever-inventive David Byrne, showcasing an album he made with Eno.
Despite the presence of cutting-edge new media designer Hillman Curtis behind the camera, this is a pretty straightforward concert movie featuring an impressively spry David Byrne, in which the onetime Talking Head showcases songs from the Everything That Happens Will Happen Today album he made with Brian Eno. In between each song, Curtis inserts a short interview segment, the most interesting of which are chats with the avant-garde choreographers Byrne commissioned to put together dance sequences for the stage show. Unfortunately Curtis doesn't do a particularly good job of filming the action, resorting to prosaic mid-shots rather too often to develop a sense of spectacle. But Byrne comes across as an affable, watchable performer, always up for a new idea or three.