Oeuvre: Demme: Stop Making Sense
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Oeuvre: Demme: Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense has been written about more since Jonathan Demme’s death in April than…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Swing Shift
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Oeuvre: Demme: Swing Shift

Swing Shift was infamously hacked to pieces at the behest of both Warner Bros and…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Melvin and Howard
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Oeuvre: Demme: Melvin and Howard

Originally attached to Mike Nichols, Melvin and Howard handed over the reins from one American…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Last Embrace
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Oeuvre: Demme: Last Embrace

Suspense tropes that Demme would tweak to much greater effect in Silence of the Lambs…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Handle with Care
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Oeuvre: Demme: Handle with Care

Jonathan Demme was perhaps the only person capable of turning an ill-conceived cash-in project on…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Fighting Mad
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Oeuvre: Demme: Fighting Mad

A film like Fighting Mad manages to demonstrate real affection and sadness for a fading…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Crazy Mama
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Oeuvre: Demme: Crazy Mama

If Demme’s career wasn’t exactly helped by this somewhat endearing mess, he had much greener…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Caged Heat
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Oeuvre: Demme: Caged Heat

Caged Heat is the earliest example of Demme elevating boilerplate material to a thoughtful, eccentric…

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Oeuvre: Kiarostami: Like Someone in Love
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Oeuvre: Kiarostami: Like Someone in Love

Kiarostami was that rare artist who lets his work be open to others’ interpretations.

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Oeuvre: Kiarostami: Certified Copy
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Oeuvre: Kiarostami: Certified Copy

Part of the delight of Certified Copy is Kiarostami’s refusal to insist that viewers unravel…

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