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Demme, Jonathan

(Robert Jonathan Demme) (dĕm`ē), 1944–2017, American filmmaker, b. Baldwin, N.Y. Demme, known for eclectic subjects and social satire, made feature films, documentaries, and concert films. After working as a publicist, he began directing in the 1970s. Among his early films were Handle with Care (1977), Melvin and Howard (1980), Swing Shift (1984), Something Wild (1986), a road trip film that emphasizes his wide-ranging interest in music, and Married to the Mob (1988). The Silence of the Lambs (1991), a breakout hit that won five Academy Awards including best picture and best director, is a lurid thriller featuring a brilliant but cannibalistic psychiatrist. Philadelphia (1993) was one of the first films to address the AIDS epidemic, and Beloved (1988), adapted from Toni MorrisonMorrison, Toni,
1931–, American writer, b. Lorain, Ohio, as Chloe Ardelia (later Anthony) Wofford; grad. Howard Univ. (B.A., 1953), Cornell (M.F.A., 1955). Her fiction is noted for its poetic language, lush detail, emotional intensity, and sensitive observation of American
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's novel, deals with the long-term effects of slavery. The Truth about Charlie (2002) is a thriller based on the 1963 film Charade, and his Manchurian Candidate (2004) is also a remake. Rachel Getting Married (2008) deals with family entanglements during a weekend wedding. Demme made documentaries about Jimmy Carter and the singer Neil Young, among others; Stop Making Sense (1984) is a Talking Heads concert film.
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2017 JONATHAN DEMME, American film director, famous for The Silence of the Lambs.
He went on to work with directors James Cameron, Ernest Dickerson, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Allan Arkush, Jonathan Kaplan and John Sayles as well.
Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in "Storefront Hitchcock," an in concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.
Anderson will receive the inaugural Jonathan Demme Award of the Texas Film Hall of Fame.
Jonathan Demme, 73 Cancer had returned Director of films including Silence Of The Lambs and Philadelphia had overcome cancer in 2010 but it cruelly came back.
"Stop Making Sense," directed by then little-known Jonathan Demme, has become a classic among concert movies with its sleek, unadorned footage of the art-house rockers as they play songs such as "Psycho Killer" and "Burning Down the House."
Before his death, Jonathan Demme - who Anne describes as her "favourite rebel angel" - had the chance to see Colossal at a Toronto Film Festival screening.
sIR Anthony Hopkins, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Dr Hannibal Lecter in the The Silence of the Lambs, has described the film's director Jonathan Demme as "one of the best" after his death at 73.
Tributes to director TOM HANKS has led tributes to director Jonathan Demme, left, who has died from cancer at the age of 73.
TOM Hanks has led tributes to The Silence Of The Lambs director Jonathan Demme, who has died from complications from oesophageal cancer at the age of 73.
TRIBUTES have poured in for Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, who has died at the age of 73.
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