Jonathan Demme’s 10 Best Movies, From ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ to ‘Stop Making Sense’ (Photos)

The Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme died at age 73.
“Melvin and Howard” (1980)
Demme made his directorial debut on the 1974 Roger Corman flick “Caged Heat” but he really emerged with this road trip drama about a man claiming to be Howard Hughes’ heir. The film won two Oscars, for Bo Goldman’s script and Mary Steenburgen’s supporting performance.
“Stop Making Sense” (1984)
Demme made some of the finest music concert films in the modern era, including this gem of the ’80s legends the Talking Heads.
“Something Wild” (1986)
Melanie Griffith charms as a free spirit who “kidnaps” Jeff Daniels’ uptight yuppie.
“Swimming to Cambodia” (1987)
Demme continued to embrace his downtown artsy background with this filmed version of Spalding Gray’s one-man stage show about his experience filming “The Killing Fields.”

Source: The Wrap

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