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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stratohacker, Apr 26, 2017.
Gone at 73.
Directed Silence of the Lambs one of my favorite crime/thrillers.
Goodbye Horses, I'm flying over you...
The dude made Black Mama, White Mama and Caged Heat (thereby pretty much inventing the whole "women in prison" genre), and Melvin and Howard. He was so much more than just Silence of the Lambs.
He is dead?
Demme did "Swimming to Cambodia" (a fave of mine) and "Stop making sense" as well as three docs/concert films about Neil Young.
He also directed Stop Making Sense, the Talking Heads concert registration.
Edit: oh, sorry, that was already mentioned above.
He was great.
I think perhaps Silence of the Lambs was my least favorite thing he did. But what was important about him was he didn't re-shoot films other people had already blocked out. Instead he made fresh new films more from scratch than anyone else I can think of.
2017 desperately needs a new crop of directors more like Mr. Demme. Rest in Peace!
His films always had excellent soundtracks.