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Jonathan Demme

Robert Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944) is an American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. Best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs, which won him the Academy Award for Best Director, he has also directed the acclaimed movies Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married, the Talking Heads concert movie Stop Making Sense and a trilogy of Neil Young documentary/concert movies.

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Jonathan Demme did a lot of these close-ups on the face in SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, and ironically, the remake of this.
I know ppl like to trash remakes but Jonathan Demme did a superb job w/ the 2004 adaptation he updated it well to m…
Although I don't think the remake tops it..Jonathan Demme made a fine version in 2004..Meryl Streep was superb
Scott Glenn talks Marvel, Jonathan Demme, that episode and more https…
Directed by Jonathan Demme . Who also directed Something Wild. Watched this week. Melanie Griffith brilliant in it.
Jonathan Demme's joyous MARRIED TO THE MOB opened today in 1988. Here are four of Colleen Atwood's chicest costumes…
See Bruce in Experience opening tomorrow at Connor Theater. The film is one of Jonathan Demme's l…
We explore the humble humanism in a trio of Jonathan Demme's finest films:
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“It's a feminist piece, if you don’t get that you don't get the picture” - Jonathan Demme.
This week on Two Joan Crawford favorites, a gem from the late Jonathan Demme & much more:
I've been watching and trying to write down notes for making a good music video and all I've got is "be Jonathan Demme"
RIP Jonathan Demme a true artist.Thank U for so many great movies
Or, he could be one of the President's men. He was riveting in Jonathan Demme's upd…
One of the best. Scr: Ted Tally based on Thomas Harris' novel. Dir: the late, great Jonathan Demme.
Jonathan Demme's first choice for Silence of the Lambs' Hannibal Lecter turned down the film as he thought it ..
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Bruce Springsteen talks Jonathan Demme, his biggest hits & more with Tom Hanks at
Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks pay tribute to Jonathan Demme at Tribeca - USA TODAY
If you are a Jonathan Demme fan, this is the way his family asks us to pay tribute.
Jonathan Demme on Clarice Starling from Inside Story: The Silence of the Lambs
Really good article on the late Jonathan Demme's Silence of the Lambs
I don't think there's a Henry Hill in "Goodfellas" without Ray Liotta's performance on Jonathan Demme's "Something…
Read David Byrne’s beautiful tribute to Jonathan Demme:
Hannibal Lecter was played by Anthony Hopkins. He's alive. . The director was Jonathan Demme. He's the one who died.
The worst part of Jonathan Demme dying is all the *** Hannibal Lecter impressions.
Jonathan Demme's big name first choice for Hannibal Lecter turned the film down for being 'disgusting'…
I'm only interested if it's in a garage: Jonathan Demme: Silence of the Lambs stars Foster and Hopkins pay trib...
Jonathan Demme watching his Hannibal Lecter on the set of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991):
Paul Thomas Anderson on his three biggest influences: "Jonathan Demme, Jonathan Demme, and Jonathan Demme"
Jonathan Demme directed an episode of TRYING TIMES, a anthology sitcom. This one starred David Byrne & Rosanna…
Jodie Foster, Stephen King and more mourn loss of Jonathan Demme
Jodie Foster shares a touching tribute to Jonathan Demme: "He was pure energy."
Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins Pay Tribute to Jonathan Demme, a 'Champion of the Soul' via
Talking Heads performing 'Heaven' in Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense, one of the greatest concert films of all time.
Seeing the controlled chaos of Talking Heads through the lens of Jonathan Demme is why Stop Making Sense is my favorite dance album. RIP
Terribly sad news: SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and Stop Making Sense director Jonathan Demme has died at the age of 73
RIP Jonathan Demme. Only recently saw the brilliant Stop Making Sense for the first time.
David Byrne has paid tribute to Jonathan Demme, who directed Talking Heads' iconic Stop Making Sense documentary
RIP Jonathan Demme. . My favorite movies of his are Stop Making Sense, Something Wild and Rachel Getting Married. In that ord…
From "Stop Making Sense" to "Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids," Jonathan Demme was the greatest concert filmmaker ev…
Today I'm honoring Jonathan Demme by playing his Stop Making Sense concert movie on a loop, all day. Join me!
Breaking: Jonathan Demme, director of 'Stop Making Sense,' has died, his publicist has confirmed to NPR.
RIP Jonathan Demme. Silence of the Lambs & Stop Making Sense probably two of my most watched movies.
Stop Making Sense and The Agronomist are must-see docs. RIP Jonathan Demme:
From 'Silence of the Lambs' to 'Stop Making Sense,' here are the 20 most essential Jonathan Demme movies
RIP Jonathan Demme. A good man gone. Friend of Haiti & New Orleans. Always ready to jump in. Stop Making Sense!. So glad I knew him.
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Jonathan Demme, acclaimed director of 'Stop Making Sense' and 'Silence of the Lambs,' has died at age 73
Stop Making Sense is the best concert doc of all time. Jonathan Demme managed to make The Talking Heads cooler than they alread…
same, about Jonathan Demme! In my case it was Stop Making Sense. Saved my life.
RIP Jonathan Demme. Stop Making Sense is still the greatest concert film ever. Also this:
Philadelphia. Silence of the Lambs. Married to the Mob. Swimming to Cambodia. Something Wild. Stop Making Sense. Melvin & Howard. 🙏 Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme's "Stop Making Sense" is still one of the greatest music films ever made
Jonathan Demme & Jodie Foster photographed on the set of 'The Silence of the Lambs' | 1991
"He was pure energy, the unstoppable cheerleader for anyone creative." - Jodie Foster remembering Jonathan Demme
Jodie Foster pays tribute to Jonathan Demme, "a champion of the soul"
stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins pay tribute to Jonathan Demme:
Over here on E Street, we're deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Jonathan Demme.
Jonathan Demme dying within months of Curtis Hanson just makes me pause and despair about the passing of time. He seemed like a lovely man.
My favorite random thing about Jonathan Demme is how he was named for his ancestor, "Sinners in the hands of an angry God" Jonathan Edwards.
The greatest concert film of all time? I think so. RIP Jonathan Demme. .
Jonathan Demme, the only interview I ever ended by blurting out, "Y'know, you're really nice!" I couldn't help it. He rea…
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I have a little bit of sad news everyone Jonathan Demme has passed away today and he was the director of Silence of the Lambs.
"The chance to make a film that deals in an imaginative way with stuff you care tremendously about is a real high." — Jonathan…
Jonathan Demme was a craftsman, a storyteller and a magician in the art of cinema.
I know now that this was also the last time I saw Jonathan Demme. Fitting that it was in an act of love and generosity. Su…
: Director Jonathan Demme died today at age 73. In 2015, we spoke to him about his home in…
RIP acclaimed, Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, who revolutionized the concert film with Talking Heads' Stop Making Se…
RIP Jonathan Demme, director of the greatest concert film ever. Stop Making Sense (1984)
Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme dies aged 73 - The Guardian
And Jonathan Demme died today. I'd say it's a shame, but he hasn't made a good film in quite a while. He's left behind a nice body of work.
RIP Jonathan Demme. Inspiring filmmaker, musical explorer, ornithologist (!), and truly wonderful and generous person.
RIP to a master filmmaker and humanist, Jonathan Demme.
In lieu of flowers, Jonathan Demme's family asks for donations to which works to protect the basic human righ…
If only considering Stop Making Sense, Something Wild, and Silence of the Lambs, Jonathan Demme was a genius at using pop…
"Shooting live music is the most purely cinematic thing you can do." Rest in peace, Jonathan Demme h…
We're very saddened to hear of the passing of The Agronomist director and filmmaker Jonathan Demme. RIP.
Jonathan Demme was a great artist, humanitarian, activist & a warm encouraging colleague. I've known very few like him.…
RIP Jonathan Demme, here he is feeding Anthony Hopkins a french fry on the Silence of the Lambs set
Jonathan Demme, director of The Silence of the Lambs, dies at 73 via /r/worldnews
Jonathan Demme had one of the most varied filmographies of a major filmmaker ever. He followed his own path.
We're sad to hear that American director Jonathan Demme, The Silence Of The Lambs, Stop Making Sense to name but...
Silence of the Lambs director, dead at 73
You're lucky to have one genre defining work. With Silence of the Lambs and Stop Making Sense, Jonathan Demme managed…
"The Silence of the Lambs" is one of the best directed films ever. No question. Every shot matters. RIP Demme
Paul Thomas Anderson, asked which three directors had influenced him the most, replied: “Jonathan Demme, Jonathan Demme,…
"The Silence of the Lambs" has one of those iconic movie one-sheets. All of Demme's posters here: ht…
Jonathan Demme captured true spirit of the American renegade
Secrets of The Silence of the Lambs: Inside the Making of Jonathan Demme’s Killer Horror Classic…
Sad to hear Jonathan Demme has passed away. The man who brought us the quite perfect "The Silence of the Lambs". RIP.…
'The Silence of the Lambs' Director Jonathan Demme Dies at Age 73 - The Atlantic Dark day for
Bye Bye Jonathan Demme a great director and fabulous person.We never got to make The Love Vig…
Parents wldnt let me watch . The Silence of The Lambs . I sneaked out to watch!. R.I.P Jonathan Demme Thank you for a Great M…
Heartbroken to hear that Jonathan Demme has passed away. Rest in peace to one of cinema's most original artists.
Legendary Director has passed and looks back at his career
We lost a legend today. And I lost a friend. When I worked with Jonathan Demme, he did his best…
Deeply sad to hear my friend, neighbor, and colleague Jonathan Demme has passed on. He was one of the real good guys. I mi…
After premiering what would be his last film at Jonathan Demme shared his filmmaking rule of thumb: "keep the eye en…
It was an honor to witness this gathering of friends Jonathan Demme, Michele Montas, and Gigi Dominique.
RIP Jonathan Demme, the masterful director of Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Stop Making Sense & so many others. He h…
So sorry to hear about Jonathan Demme's passing. A great director and he seemed a very nice man. Great loss. RIP.
We regret to share the news that Jonathan Demme, Oscar winner for ’The Silence of the Lambs’ and a concert film master,…
Devastated by the passing of Jonathan Demme. Enormously funny, talented, kind man & a warrior for social justice. Condol…
Thank you, Jonathan Demme, for all that you’ve given us. You’ll be missed.
Jonathan Demme directed one of the greatest live music videos of all-time for New Order
Jonathan Demme did some super work, as did Curtis Hanson, as did Tony Scott - film directing needs a health warning!
Imagine being as good as Jonathan Demme & reinventing yourself over and over. Imagine making Swimming to Cambodia and Silence…
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I have an email dated March 21 from Jonathan Demme. He was writing to apologize for having to cancel his
RIP Jonathan Demme, your visions will live forever!!
I'm listening to an old interview I did with Jonathan Demme and Neil Young, and my heart is breaking.
In 2012, Jonathan Demme joined us for a career-spanning talk with collaborator Paul Le Mat. Watch:…
"Jonathan Demme is my favorite director by far. His films to me have these rough edges, that he so perfectly creates." -Paul Thom…
Charles Napier, of many fine Russ Meyer and Jonathan Demme films.
Heart of gold by Jonathan Demme is an absolute touching masterpiece
Heart of Gold, 2006 by the late Jonathan Demme. Must watch.
World needs a Jonathan Demme doc on performance, amirite?
This came about because of 2013 interview with Demme in
whenever i listen to the Feelies, I feel like somewhere out there, Jonathan Demme is too.
Stop Making Sense - Jonathan Demme's groundbreaking documentary on Talking Heads is the latest film in Spring...
One of Jonathan Demme's best. Local Hero is good too. I like a movie where I can't tell which way the plot will go.
Stop Making Sense - Jonathan Demme's ground breaking documentary on Talking Heads (in concert) is the latest film...
Justin Timberlake + THE TENNESSEE KIDS is just sitting there on Netflix, ready for you to watch. Jonathan Demme directs.…
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Today is the birthday of Drew Barrymore, Jeri Ryan, and Thomas Jane and directors Jonathan Demme and Luis Bunuel. Which is your favorite?
Happy 76th Scott Glenn as Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, 1991, directed by Jonathan Demme.
Watch Justin Timberlake's majestic trailer for his upcoming, Jonathan Demme-directed new concert film
Shared ♥ between + director Jonathan Demme on the red carpet for Justin Timberlake +
Psycho, starring Michelle Monaghan and Whitney Houston. Directed by Jonathan Demme, music by Public Enemy. Budget: $140m
Watching A Master Builder, Jonathan Demme's 2013 Ibsen adaptation, and reveling in the interplay between Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory.
I felt from time to time that shooting live music is the most purely cinema...
The Jonathan Demme remake of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE has one of the craziest casts ever assembled:
Jonathan Demme's subtly nuanced & succinct direction is the unsung hero of
the penultimate film in my Jonathan Demme season... 'Rachel Getting Married'…
I'll always wonder what Jonathan Demme's feature-length version would be like.
., Meryl Streep, Joe Vitale and Jonathan Demme at All The WOO In The World funkraiser last night.
If you're doing a music film, you've got to be singing about something.
Met the super talented and very kind Jonathan Demme tonight!
And in case you forgot Jonathan Demme just reminded us was in Stop Making Sense...
Back on the Jonathan Demme season with 'The Manchurian Candidate' (2004).
.on Jonathan Demme's SOMETHING WILD (one of my favorite movies) is good stuff
Harvest Moom dir Jonathan Demme beautifully filmed/edited doc & brought me back 2 teen yrs
Looking at a 1998 interview I did with Jonathan Demme. He mentions three scripts he hopes his shingle will produce; one by Neil LaBute (1/2)
Stop Making Sense (1984, Jonathan Demme). The perfect synthesis of music and film. Joy in motion.
What was the name of director Jonathan Demme's women-in-prison movie? Answers, Movies
Happy b day to Jonathan Demme. One of the best and certainly the nicest. Terrible picture of me...
Happy Birthday, Jonathan Demme. I owe you a lot.
Today in film history: Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme is born in 1944.
Jonathan Demme, los gustos culposos. Something wild. Ricki and the Flash
It's director Jonathan Demme's Bday + his Talking Heads doc is the best way to start yr week
We're showing Once Upon a Time in the West on May 21, hosted by Jonathan Demme!
Happy b-day, Jonathan Demme! 4 yrs ago, we talked Neil Young, The Feelies and T. Walter’s shirt in SOMETHING WILD.
TODAY IN 1944—Birth of Jonathan Demme, director and noted connoisseur of fava beans and nice chiantis.
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Jonathan Demme worked as a critic at a small paper, I believe. He's great and it's his birthday, so I'm saying him.
2/22/1944: Jonathan Demme who directed The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, The Truth About Charlie and Swing …
Was listening to a playlist of songs from Jonathan Demme's films, then happily remembered it was his birthday.
Jonathan Demme born Feb 22, 1944 is a & screenwriter, best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs.
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Happy 72nd Birthday Jonathan Demme! We just can't get enough of your film Stop Making Sense!
📷 vintagegal: The Silence of the Lambs (1991) dir. Jonathan Demme
Went to Amazon to see if any books have been written on Jonathan Demme. Found out WHO AM I THIS TIME? is streaming on Prime. Noice!
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Happy Birthday to Jonathan Demme who turns 72 today!
Anthony Hopkins and director Jonathan Demme on the set of Silence of the Lambs.
Meryl Streep/Diablo Cody/Jonathan Demme teaming up on my tv, you should be jelly.
"Stop Making Sense" the Talking Heads concert film directed by Jonathan Demme is on Amazon prime
Ted Levine as Jame 'Buffalo Bill' Gumb in 'The Silence of the Lambs' (1991) Jonathan Demme . A disturbing scene
just been watching A perfect Kiss video. Best video by Jonathan Demme with the exception of Stop Making Sense.
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Gene Hackman owned the rights to Silence Of The Lambs, he let it go, Jonathan Demme did it and the rest is history.
I watched the Jonathan Demme directed Talking Heads concert film "Stop Making Sense" the other night and I keep thinking about it.
Time for some overdue Meryl Streep, Diablo Cody and Jonathan Demme.
Jonathan Demme was such a cool, fun director in the 80s and early 90s. Even if his movies were less than perfect.
Have you listened to the latest Find out how Jenny Lumet got Jonathan Demme to read her script.
Why all the disdain for Directed by the great Jonathan Demme, and Meryl Streep is (as always) astoundingly good. See it.👀
New ep of Award winning screenwriter Jenny Lumet talks getting Jonathan Demme to read her script:
Wondering if it's because of Jonathan Demme getting cancer that delayed it. I've lost hope again. lol
Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs (dir. Jonathan Demme, 1991)
Once, after taking my sleep medication, I accidentally referred to Jonathan Demme as Jacques Demy.
Justin Timberlake will be the subject of Jonathan Demme’s next concert film.
Jonathan Demme and I would probably be friends, if only he knew I existed.
Jonathan Demme's Talking Heads-centric opus Stop Making Sense still floors me for its concert doc perfection.
Watching THAT THING YOU DO and pretty sure Jonathan Demme ghost-directed this.
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Will there ever be a Reid Fleming movie? Matt Groening, Jonathan Demme, and Dave Thomas would like there to be one.
I 'effing love Talking Heads. And this music concert film by Jonathan Demme is probably the best I've ever seen
My boss just tasked me with picking up Jonathan Demme and a pack of zig zags for his party tonight.
Hannibal the Cannibal is a super villian! Don't believe us? then tune in to hear how!
Hey ! 80's experimental film shorts resurrected by Jonathan Demme -- SCREENING in HOUSTON on SEPT. 19th!
Time for Ricki & the Flash. Genuinely curious - poster is awful but dir. Jonathan Demme made Stop Making Sense, the best concert film ever
Jonathan Demme knows how to shoot and light a musical montage and Streep’s performance has an edge of Chrissie Hynde to it
I like that Colbert's first show basically ended with a mini Jonathan Demme film.
"You've got to learn from your bruises." - Jonathan Demme, director
Meryl Streep stars in directed by Jonathan Demme (& written by Diablo Cody (Juno) - out 18 Sept
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Last night I went to watch Ricki and the Flash. It's nice the way the director Jonathan Demme drive us through the current face of USA.
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Got to meet Jonathan Demme earlier, and to talk music. Turns out he once interviewed Syd Barrett, circa The Madcap Laughs.
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Film in Sala: Dove Eravamo Rimasti - Ricki and the Flash: Di: Jonathan Demme. Con: Sebastian Stan, Meryl Streep,...
With director Jonathan Demme doing press in Venice, Italy for Watch the trailer:
Jonathan Demme is an inventive, versatile filmmaker. He would make a great guest. Bug is in my ear.
. Brett Ratner tries to be Jonathan Demme, and fails,
Ricki and the Flash Meryl Streep Directed by Jonathan Demme. By Peter Travers August 6, 2015. Read more:
"Jonathan Demme has made a grab for the money in filming this story (SILENCE OF THE LAMBS)" - Gene Siskel (!)
I love Meryl Streep. I love Rick Springfield. I love Jonathan Demme. So why does the idea of seeing Rikki & The Flash leave me cold?
The only repeat filmmakers on my full top 20 of rep titles this year, so far: Jonathan Demme and Quentin Tarantino.
Neil Young: Heart of Gold - Jonathan Demme | | Music Documentaries top 10 saddest …
The iconic took us through his career at the Here's how the conversation went:
According to AFI, the greatest movie villain of all time is Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs, a horror movie by Jonathan Demme.
I realize that if I made films the audience will probably say this is random doesn't make much sense but as Jonathan Demme once directed
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So yah thanks to the Feelies and Jonathan Demme for reviving my faith in beautiful but probably meaningless coincidence
There's no helping the fact that some directors have better taste in music than others. See Jonathan Demme as an example
Important programming note: Jonathan Demme's 80's new wave NYC road movie cult classic SOMETHING WILD is streaming on Netflix
A Master Builder is absorbing enough but I'm just not that into Declan Quinn-era Jonathan Demme. Bring back Tak.
"When you hear 'Meryl Streep rock-star movie directed by Jonathan Demme,' you freak out a little bit, right?"
director Jonathan Demme talks about rock drama:
omg no my fave ep is the one directed by jonathan demme. The one where linden gets beat up. And holder just loses it.
Has jonathan demme ever written or spoke about how every man in silence of the lambs is a giant slimeball, sans, ironically, lecter?
Rewatching 'Silence of the Lambs'... has a director ever crushed a movie as thoroughly as Jonathan Demme crushed that? GOOSEBUMPS.
Watching 2005 Jonathan Demme's Neil Young concert film reminds me to look forward to Summerfest (as long as Neil doesn't do Greendale LP)
I was heavily depressed today. Watched Jonathan Demme's MELVIN AND HOWARD for the first time. It made me feel a little better.
If the BBFC rated my short they would say “12A: Contains adult themes and one instance of bad language. Tries to rip off Jonathan Demme.”
.. I had a conversation w/Jonathan Demme once in Nyack, NY. He was friendly & funny!
In Conversation with Jonathan Demme: Be there as the iconic director explores his creative process and career
What Wes Anderson and PT Anderson have taken from Jonathan Demme:
Wanted: people who will go see alll the Orson Welles, Jonathan Demme, and THE GREAT ESCAPE with next month in LA. ☺️
Why did no one tell me Jonathan Demme had a Diablo Cody-penned movie starring Meryl Streep and Rick Springfield coming out?
Lauren: Jonathan Demme's movies always have great soundtracks. We'll have to see about this one!
Jonathan Demme interviews Werner Herzog (MoMA, 2008) via to watch movies :)
so the hannibal movies are, in order :. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme). Hannibal (Ridley Scott). Red Dragon (Brett Ratner). right??
Jonathan Demme & Pegi Young at New York Special Screening of "Neil Young: Heart of Gold"
Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen want Roman Polanski back on the streets. Jewel, not so much... The two Oscar winners, along with Pedro Almodóvar, John Landis, Jonathan Demme, David Lynch and more than 100 filmmakers, actors and industry types, have signed a petition objecting to the fugitive director's arrest and demanding his release from a Swiss jail. Authorities in Zurich took the 76-year-old Polanski into custody Saturday at the behest of Los Angeles prosecutors, who want him brought to justice for a 1978 statutory rape conviction. The fact Polanski's been on the lam for drugging and then having sex with a 13-year-old girl didn't seem to faze his fellow filmmakers, who are peeved that the Academy Award winner behind Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby and The Pianist was picked up while he was on his way to accept a lifetime achievement award from the Zurich International Film Festival. "It seems inadmissible to them that an international cultural event, paying homage to one of the greatest contemporary filmm ...
Jonathan Demme's classic women-in-prison film CAGED HEAT (1974) screens in 35mm tonight at midnight
Almost feels like Jonathan Demme & Martin Scorsese be brothers, looking at Silence of the lambs & Cape Fear or the same weed.
Bernie Worrell, the architect of Parliament Funkadelic’s iconic intergalactic, synth-drenched sound, Bernie Worrell is a keyboardist and a master of production and songwriting. His work with P-Funk earned him the nickname “The Wizard of WOO” as well as a place, along with the original Parliament/Funkadelic, in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With the Talking Heads, Worrell appeared on the landmark album Speaking in Tongues and in the Jonathan Demme concert film Stop Making Sense. But these are merely Worrell’s two most recognizable credits in his six-decade career. His discography also boasts nine solo albums – including Elevation, his first solo piano collection, released in February. Worrell is also a highly-sought session player and collaborator. Among his numerous side projects are Method of Defiance (with Bill Laswell), Black Jack Johnson (with Mos Def) and Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains, a supergroup featuring Les Claypool and Brain from Primus and enigmatic guitarist Bucketh ...
Neil Young Talks Ohio in Jonathan Demme's concert/road movie Neil Young Journeys, his third with Young, set to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Weekly Top Five: The best of Jonathan Demme: In this week's issue, J.R. Jones reviewed A Master Builder, the new...
Meryl Streep/Kevin Kline reunite in a Jonathan Demme film written by Diablo Cody and co-staring Rick Springfield. Life can be too perfect!
Thanks to figures like Rihanna, Jonathan Demme, Selena Gomez, Javier Barden and Penelope crus, Who have broken the cardinal rule, by publicly expressing solidarity with Gaza,
Jonathan Demme wanted Sean Connery for Hannibal Lecter but he thought "The Silence of the Lambs" was "repugnant"
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Bet they're real upset that NatRev feels this way. WoodyAllen, Luc Besson, and Jonathan Demme not in top form.
.Luc Besson, and Jonathan Demme are not in top form.
here is my review of The Silence of the Lambs my thought it is the best horror movie ever made and it the scariest movies of all time it was Director by Jonathan Demme it was Release on February 13 1991 the casting is perfect Anthony Hopkins giving his most creepy scary perfect and giving his best performance as dr Hannibal Lecter Jodie Foster giving her best performance as Clarice Starling the story is about a young fbi agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer Clarice attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to another psychopath Hannibal Lecter, who used to be a respected psychiatrist. FBI agent Jack Crawford believes that Lecter, who is also a very powerful and clever mind manipulator now want attractive me to watch this movie was the trailer then I look at review online everybody love so I quickie get it on dvd then I watch and I call it a perfect horror movie the reason why I love this movie i ...
Did you know: Sean Connery was originally approached for the role of Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs by director Jonathan Demme.
this ever been mentioned?. DoP: Tak Fujimoto. Dir: Jonathan Demme
Photo: jonathan demme’s powerful and redemptive portrait of the making of mariah carey’s butterfly
Tonight is night two of my Hannibal the Cannibal week. Watching all the movies before I check out the series on Netflix. Unfortunately tonight is the incredibly campy sequel Hannibal (2001). I certainly prefer Jonathan Demme's job at directing Silence of the Lambs. But I never thought I'd miss Jody Foster this much.
Finished the first two seasons of “Hannibal” and didn’t mind it. But can’t help imagining the series had Jonathan Demme made it.
… The Center, dir by exec prod Jonathan Demme. Demands to be seen.
Wow, "Crazy Mama" (1975) is an insanely neglected road movie. Jonathan Demme directed & great starring role.
.I don't know the man but I don't think "director name value" is of the utmost importance to Jonathan Demme.
According to wiki, Jonathan Demme was going to direct the adaption of the Stephen King novel 11/22/63...that would of kicked ***
Their is a list to be made of SUPER popular movies directed by people who most can't name. IE, Silence of the Lambs and Jonathan Demme
Talked to Jonathan Demme about Scientology for 20 minutes today. Just another day at work.
Confusing marketing had us believe we'd see Jonathan Demme tonight, but the film was ace as always.
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I had a dream in which Jonathan Demme was my math teacher because his book about his dead wife wasn't getting published. Seriously.
"I can't believe I was up there with Brian Lehrer!!!" - a giddy Jonathan Demme post-Q&A with
.RadioLoveFest kicked off with a serious love fest: Brian Lehrer, Jonathan Demme, and me grinning like a goof.
Jonathan Demme proves his love for The Feelies | Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
Jonathan Demme Q&A after a screening of the best concert film ever. @ BAMcinématek
The joy of seeing on the large screen & the privilege of hearing Brian Lehrer speak 2 Jonathan Demme about it
On EVERY 70S MOVIE: Jonathan Demme cowrote the sex-and-violence-filled biker flick 'Angels Hard as They Come'...
Jonathan Demme directed this ep of The Killing, so this wasn't accidental .. what's he trying to say here
I love when I can sense a director's touch in a TV episode (Jonathan Demme directing The Killing's "Reckoning").
One of our most talented Jeffrey Wright is poised to play controversial religious leader Carlton Pearson.
Jonathan Demme is set to tackle the world of evangelical ministers with the film Come Sunday and is enlisting Robert Redford to play the late Oral Roberts.
Here are two photos from The Feelies' fantastic performance at the JBFC last night! "Something Wild: The Films of Jonathan Demme" continues tonight with a screening of BELOVED, starring Oprah Winfrey, followed by a Q&A with Jonathan Demme and producer Kate Forte, former president of Harpo Films. Tickets are on sale now!
I went to a panel featuring Jonathan Demme and Paul Thomas Anderson last year, and saw them present a film.
David Byrne of Talking Heads and Jonathan Demme filmmaker of Stop Making Sense at Jacob Burns Wed. Photo John Ehrlich
TODAY’S NOTABLE TEXAN BILL PAXTON For MAY 18th 2014 Actor Bill Paxton was born William Archibald Paxton on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He moved to Los Angeles, California at age 18, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his film debut in the Corman film Crazy Mama (1975), directed by Jonathan Demme. Moving to New York, Paxton studied acting under Stella Adler at New York University. After landing a small role in Stripes (1981), he found steady work in low-budget films and television. He also directed, wrote and produced award-winning short films including Fish Heads (1980), which aired on "Saturday Night Live" (1975). His first appearance in a James Cameron film was a small role in The Terminator (1984), followed by his very memorable performance as Private Hudson in Aliens (1986) and as the nomadic vampire Severen in Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark (1987). Bill also appeared in John Hughes' Weird Science (1985), as Wyatt Donnelly's s ...
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Meryl Streep and Neil Young will visit Pleasantville to pay tribute to Jonathan Demme
Beautiful version of Neil Young playing Ambulance Blues from the Trunk Show by Jonathan Demme.
Jonathan Demme selling vast art collection in Pa.
Went to Slamdance in 2011 and sat in a small room listening to Neil Young and Jonathan Demme talk shop. Just totally unreal.
Watching Working Girl. Haven't seen this in a long time. Oh Melanie Griffith, you were so good for awhile there. I loved Something Wild directed by Jonathan Demme. Then you did this. Then you married Don Johnson.
NOTE TO FILM SCHOOL DWEEBS: Director Paul Thomas Anderson only attended film school for two days, preferring to learn the craft by watching films by the filmmakers he liked, as well as watching films accompanied by director's audio commentary. In 2012 at Australia's Melbourne premiere of The Master at The Astor Theatre, Anderson spoke candidly of his brief experiences at film school, remarking on his frustration at the 'dull silent movies' displayed by lecturers who tried to make movie watching feel 'as much like homework as possible. Anderson cites Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Jonathan Demme, Stanley Kubrick, Orson Welles, and Max Ophüls as his main influences as a filmmaker. IF YOU'RE NOT EXPERIENCING IT AT SCHOOL, YOU'RE WASTING YOU MONEY!
STARS COME OUT FOR HAITI OPTIMISTE (2013) See photos from last year's event with Ben Stiller, Jonathan Demme, Michelle Montas, Donna Karan, Marc Baptiste, Paul Beaubrun, Jerry Lamothe, Pras Michel and Emeline Michel HERE:more days to go. Save your seats to here:
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"Harvest Moon" From Heart of Gold. Heart of Gold is a 2006 documentary and concert film by Jonathan Demme, featuring Neil Young. The film was made in the sum...
Fear of Falling, the latest project from Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, will premiere at the 8th International Rome Film Festival, officials announced Tuesday. our editor recommends Rome Film Fest Unveils Two-Month Pre-Festival Film and Event Series Rome Fest Artistic Director Mueller Honored by Russo-Italian Premio Gorky Rome Film Fest Looks to Pitch Red Carpet as Destination for Wedding Photos Officials Unveil Scaled-Back Rome Film Fest Fear of Falling is an adaptation of The Master Builder, the biting 19th century critique of the pursuit of wealth by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, which was written for the big screen by character actor Wallace Shawn, who also plays the lead in the film. The drama is Demme's first feature film since Rachel Getting Married five years ago.
An awesome interview between two of the best directors of our time, Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Demme
THIS DATE IN HISTORY DECEMBER 23, 1993: Hanks stars in first major Hollywood movie about AIDS Philadelphia, starring the actor Tom Hanks in the first major Hollywood movie to focus on the subject of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), opens in theaters. In the film, Hanks played Andrew Beckett, a *** attorney who is unjustly fired from his job because he suffers from AIDS. Denzel Washington co-starred as Joe Miller, a homophobic personal-injury lawyer who takes on Beckett’s case and comes to terms with his own misconceptions about *** people and the disease. Directed by Jonathan Demme (Something Wild, The Silence of the Lambs) and featuring Antonio Banderas as Beckett’s boyfriend, Jason Robards as his boss and Joanne Woodward as his mother, Philadelphia was nominated for five Academy Awards and collected Oscars for Best Actor (Hanks) and Best Original Song (Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia”). During his Academy Award acceptance speech, Hanks thanked his high school drama teac ...
We fly out to represent Restitution at the Austin Film Festival tonight. We are so excited and honored to be included in this festival alongside industry titans including Vince Gilligan, Paul Thomas Anderson, Beau Willimon, Ray McKinnon, Jonathan Demme, Brian Helgeland and Robert Rodriguez. We'll keep you updated!
Something Wild is a 1986 American action comedy film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels and Ray Liotta. It was screened out of competition at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.[2]
: J.t.'s 31 DAYS of HORROR '13 - "The Silence of the Lambs". The debate still goes on whether this is a horror movie or a drama, but most seem to refer to it as a thriller. The groundbreaking novel by Thomas Harris was adapted in 1991 by screwball comedy director Jonathan Demme, and starred Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Ted Levine. It went on to sweep the Oscars that year, earning five wins in all the major categories. Foster stars as Clarice Starling, an F.B.I. trainee who is appointed the task of interviewing notorious serial killer, and cannibal, Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins), to gain insight on how to capture the still-at-large murderer known only to the police as "Buffalo Bill" (Levine), who has a tendency to skin his victims and has just captured a Senator's daughter. Clarice will be tested both physically as well as mentally, as she must break through to Lecter in order to track down Bill and solve the case, before it is too late. Excellent, well-crafted storytelling at it's best going on in this ...
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watching you in "Crazy Mama" (Jonathan Demme, 1975) Looked like a fun, speedy shoot. Do you remember having fun making it?
One of my favorite things about Jonathan Demme's Something Wild is that John Waters and John Sayles play bit parts.
Watching the Jonathan Demme doc Neil Young Journeys. To hear him you'd never believe he's 67 and the songs 40 odd. Talent is timeless.
I was given Christopher Walken (I know, right!?) by Jim Jr Steendahl I sure hope it's not cheating that I asked for help from IMDB. That man has been working, dood. Movie I loved— "Who Am I This Time?" directed by Jonathan Demme, an American Playhouse production co-starring Susan Sarandon. I really wanted to see him play more romantic leads! Maybe he still will. Movie I Liked— it's a tie with True Romance and Pulp Fiction. Does his small but extremely memorable appearance in "Annie Hall" count? I could also watch that Fatboy Slim video every day of the rest of my life. Movie I Hated— I've never seen them, but did you know that he's in "Gigli" and "Mousehunt"? Movie I Hated that I liked— "Brainstorm" Plus how can you not absolutely love a guy who likes Will Braden's Henri so much? Like the status and I'll give you an actor.
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