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  1. #1
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    Oct 2012
    My heart's in Black Rock City

    Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Director, Dies at 73

    Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme has died of cancer complications, his publicist told Variety. He was 73 years old.

    Demme is best known for directing “The Silence of the Lambs,” the 1991 horror-thriller that was a box office smash, a critical triumph, and introduced moviegoers to Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter, a charismatic serial with a yen for Chianti, fava beans, and cannibalism. The story of a novice FBI analyst (Jodie Foster) on the trail of a murderer became only the third film in history to win Academy Awards in all the top five categories ( picture, actor, actress, director, and adapted screenplay), joining the ranks of “It Happened One Night” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

    So many great modern films are referenced in this obituary.

    Rest in Peace, Mr. Demme. Your work lives on.

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  2. #2
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    Jul 2009
    Such an amazing director - The Silence of the Lambs was a great, scary movie!

    RIP Jonathan.

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