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

Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme, 73, passed away on Wednesday from cancer complications. He can now cut off faces in heaven.

While Demme is best known for Lambs, he also directed Philadelphia. I remember watching Philadelphia in middle school and not understanding a single thing about it. I was just happy that we were watching a movie during class.

Demme’s latest work was Ricki and The Flash, but let’s not hold that against him. He got to work with Meryl Streep and probably got paid pretty well. His latest good work was The Manchurian Candidate which was a before its time documentary about the 2016 election. Demme really doesn’t get enough credit for this movie. He predicted the future.

Silence of the Lambs cleaned up at the 1992 Oscars. The movie won best picture, Anthony Hopkins won best actor, Jodie Foster won best actress, and Demme won best director. Basically, Lambs is the perfect movie and should be required viewing for everyone.

On behalf of The Blemish, our condolences to Jonathan Demme and his family.

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