Jonathan Demme, director of "Silence of the Lambs" and "Stop Making Sense," RIP


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/26/jonathan-demme-director-of.html


RIP: Silence of the Lambs Director Jonathan Demme dies at 73
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Did anyone else ever notice that Jody Foster has a cold sore she tried to cover up when she first talks to Hannibal Lector?

RIP btws.


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RIP


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Neil Young & Jonathan Demme


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I really loved to screwball comedy.


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That one comes from good song town.


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And of “Rachel Getting Married”. Probably in my top 3 movies released in the last 10 years.


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All the obits I’ve seen today shamefully omit:

Demme liked working with Hitchcock so much he gave him a part in The Manchurian Candidate.


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“Typhoid and swans, Clarice, it all comes from the same place.”


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Demme changed my life! I’ll miss him.


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Based on my extensive 30 seconds of research, that appears to be a Luke-I-Am-Your-Fatherism (which is, of course, when you insert a character name into a quote to make the reference less obscure).


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I wrote this about Something Wild in the film thread a year or two ago:

He was one of us, and a great director.


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it’s difficult putting into words that show empathy in some depth like a childhood friend thing


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Good one.


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It’s been a loooooong time since I’ve seen it but I remember it as the quintessential Manic Pixie Dream Girl® movie.


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