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Creator / Jonathan Demme

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Robert Jonathan Demme (February 22, 1944 April 26, 2017) was an American filmmaker and a documentarian.

He is known for directing such films as Melvin and Howard (1980), Something Wild (1986), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993), and Rachel Getting Married (2008).

Aside from feature films, Demme was also a music lover and his filmography also includes concert films, music videos, and documentaries. He re-defined the concert film with the innovative Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense (1984).

Demme has gained a cult following among film buffs. However, he did not achieve mainstream success until he made The Silence of the Lambs (1991), where it managed to grab both audiences and critics and became one of only three filmsnote  to win the "Big Five"note  Academy Awards. Today it has been cited as one of the greatest films ever made.

Paul Thomas Anderson has cited Demme as a major influence on his work.

Feature filmography:

Demme's films include the following tropes: