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Jonathan Demme

American film director, screenwriter Jonathan Demme

Robert Jonathan Demme 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 and Sam Shepard remembered at Oscars
ABC News - 4 months
The popular "in memoriam" segment paid tribute to those lost since last year.
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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Icarus’ and ‘Rachel Getting Married’
NYTimes - 11 months
Bryan Fogel sets out to test doping in cycling and ends up embroiled in scandal. And Jonathan Demme’s loving take on family dysfunction comes to Hulu.
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Rock Hall and Jonathan Demme Bring the 'Power of Rock' to Cleveland in a New Experience
NPR - 12 months
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame unveils its $9 million "Power of Rock" theater Saturday, which features a seat-rumbling film of inductees by director Jonathan Demme. The new theater is bathed in purple light and dwarfed by speaker columns, which ties in with Prince closing the 12-minute film with his now-legendary performance of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” The short film is the centerpiece of the “Power of Rock” experience. Lead designer Christian Lachel says visitors will see footage they’ve never seen before from 32 years’ worth of induction ceremonies. “Even though you may have seen the Prince piece before on YouTube , if you go in and actually look at the cut and you look at the different cameras, a lot of these have never been seen by the public. There’s just shots that would make no sense, but emotionally they made sense.” Jonathan Demme is best known for "Silence of the Lambs," "Philadelphia" and the Talking Heads' documentary "Stop Making Sense." His short film
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Movie events and revivals: May 21-27
LATimes - about 1 year
Stop Making Sense (1984) was director Jonathan Demme’s first foray into documentary concert films. Shot during a three-night engagement at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, the film captured the avant-garde band Talking Heads at the peak of its fame and success and is widely considered one of the...
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Debra Winger And Tracy Letts Make Candid And Delightful 'Lovers'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Debra Winger has a reputation. Read almost any profile from her 41-year career, and you’re likely to find the word “difficult” mentioned a time or two. Winger’s squabbles with Shirley MacLaine during “Terms of Endearment” are the stuff of Hollywood lore. Protesting the misogyny she’d experienced on-set, Winger refused to participate in publicity for “An Officer and a Gentleman” (more on that later). In 1986, when asked about working with her on “Legal Eagles...
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On Film And Stage, Jonathan Demme Looked Into The Heart Of The Song
NPR - about 1 year
Rick Springfield, Tunde Adebimpe, Kenny Chesney and members of Talking Heads and The Feelies share how music moved — and moved us — in Jonathan Demme's movies. (Image credit: Richard E. Aaron/Redferns/Getty)
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On Film And Stage, Jonathan Demme Looked Into The Heart Of The Song
NPR - about 1 year
Rick Springfield, Tunde Adebimpe, Kenny Chesney and members of Talking Heads and The Feelies share how music moved — and moved us — in Jonathan Demme's movies. (Image credit: Richard E. Aaron/Redferns/Getty)
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Listening Back To A 2009 Conversation With Director Jonathan Demme
NPR - about 1 year
The Oscar-winning filmmaker, who died Wednesday, directed The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Married to the Mob and Stop Making Sense. We'll hear a clip of his 2009 conversation with Dave Davies.
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'Get Out' Is The Year's First Oscar Contender
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme dead at 73
CBS News - about 1 year
Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, known for his work in horror, drama and comedy, died from esophageal cancer. He was 73. Anthony Mason has more.
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'Silence of the Lambs' director Jonathan Demme dies of cancer
Reuters.com - about 1 year
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jonathan Demme, the eclectic movie director whose work ranged from thrillers like "The Silence of the Lambs" to documentaries on leading musicians, died early on Wednesday of complications from esophageal cancer, his publicist said.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jonathan Demme
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 69
    He is currently a member of the steering committee of the Friends of the Apollo Theater in Oberlin, Ohio, along with Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman. In 2013, he returned to Oberlin, as part of an alumni reunion during the class of 2013 graduation ceremony, and received the award for Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts.
  • 2010
    Age 66
    In 2010, Demme made his first foray into theater, directing Family Week, a play by Beth Henley.
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  • 2008
    Age 64
    In 2008, the art-house hit Rachel Getting Married was released, which many critics compared to Demme's films of the late 1970s and 1980s.
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  • 2007
    Age 63
    In 2007, Demme's film Man from Plains, a documentary about former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's book tour in promotion of his book Palestine: Peace not Apartheid, premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2002
    Age 58
    He also was the uncle of film director Ted Demme, who died in 2002.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1991
    Age 47
    In 1991, Demme won the Academy Award for The Silence of the Lambs—one of only three films to win all the major categories (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Actress).
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  • 1989
    Age 45
    Demme has directed music videos for artists such as Suburban Lawns, New Order, KRS-One's H.E.A.L. project and Bruce Springsteen. He also produced a compilation of Haitian music called Konbit: Burning Rhythms of Haiti that was released in 1989. (Lou Reed selected Konbit as one of his 'picks of 1989'.)
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1984
    Age 40
    Demme ended up renouncing the finished product, and when the film was released in May 1984, it was generally panned by critics and neglected by moviegoers.
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  • 1980
    Age 36
    Demme's next film, 1980's Melvin and Howard, did not get a wide release, but received a groundswell of critical acclaim, and led to the signing of Demme to direct the Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell star vehicle Swing Shift.
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  • 1977
    Age 33
    After Fighting Mad, Demme directed the comedy film Handle with Care for Paramount Pictures in 1977.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 27
    Demme broke into feature film working for exploitation film producer Roger Corman from 1971 to 1976, co-writing and producing Angels Hard as They Come and The Hot Box.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Age 0
    Born on February 22, 1944.
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