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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Remembering Jonathan Demme and His Films



Jonathan Demme, who died Wednesday at age 73, directed many films, and to celebrate his life and career, I'm featuring 15 of them (in chronological order):

His directorial debut (which he also wrote) was Caged Heat (1974) starring Erica Gavin and Barbara Steele.



Crazy Mama (1975) starring Cloris Leachman, Ann Sothern and Linda Purl



Last Embrace (1979) starring Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin and Christopher Walken



Melvin and Howard (1980) starring Paul Le Mat, Jason Robards and Mary Steenburgen



Swing Shift (1984) starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell



Stop Making Sense (1984), a concert film featuring a live performance by Talking Heads



Something Wild (1986) starring Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels and Ray Liotta



Married to the Mob (1988) starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine



He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Silence of the Lambs (1991) starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins.




Philadelphia (1993) starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington



Beloved (1998) starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover and Thandie Newton



The Truth About Charlie (2002) starring Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton



The Manchurian Candidate (2004) starring Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and Liev Schreiber



Rachel Getting Married (2008) starring Anne Hathaway and Debra Winger



Ricki and the Flash (2015) starring Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer and Rick Springfield

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