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
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
Welcome to our talent show under the stars. Before we begin, I want to just tell you a little story that I heard about Texas recently in a local tavern. It seems though God was working around the earth here, trying to make it beautiful just like the rest of the world. He had to knock off because it was nighttime. And He said, "I'll come back tomorrow and make it just as pretty as the rest of the world,with lakes and streams and mountains and trees." And He got back the next day, and saw that ...
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
Extended/re-edited versions of the Wild Wild Life and Love for Sale musical numbers were released as music videos. See more
Written and Performed by David Byrne
Produced by Talking Heads See more