Wednesday, 26 April 2017

RIP Jonathan Demme

Jonathan Demme has lost his battle with oesophogeal cancer at the age of 73.

The acclaimed director was most famous for his Oscar winning adaptation of Thomas Harris' Hannibal Lector novel, The Silence of the Lambs, but he was also responsible for Philadelphia, Something Wild, the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate, and the Talking Heads documentary film Stop Making Sense, to name but a few. I've always been an admirer of his work with New Order on their video for their 1985 single The Perfect Kiss, which depicted the band just playing the song from beginning to end in their practice room. Simple, but effective.

But it's perhaps The Silence of the Lambs that he'll be best remembered for, and that's no bad thing. Whatever your opinion on how Lector was depicted; it remains a great film, and an iconic one from the 1990s. I love these behind the scenes photos, showing Demme with his stars...


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