Citizen’s Band: You can almost hear the pitch: “Jonathan, these CB radios are the rage with the kids! Give us a movie.
Cousin Bobby: Folks have paid a lot of lip service (and rightfully so) to Demme’s chops as concert-movie director.
The Silence of the Lambs: Demme’s ticket to horror-movie immortality, and a well-deserved one at that. This iconic thriller about an FBI.
Stop Making Sense: The Talking Heads had completely deconstructed the rock concert on their 1983 tour: punk expats using.
Caged Heat: Like a lot of filmmakers from his generation, Demme got his start with King of the B’s Roger Corman.
Last Embrace: Long before he’d put Clarice Starling through her paces, Demme tried his hand at a Hitchcockian.