The Silence of the Lambs Director Jonathan Demme Dead at 73

Jonathan Demme

( Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of such films as The Silence of the Lambs, has passed at the age of 73. Demme had strong ties to music, he directed the Talking Heads' iconic 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense.

He also worked on multiple projects with Neil Young, directed Bruce Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia" music video (he also directed the film Philadelphia), and recently helmed Justin Timberlake's concert film The 20/20 Experience.

"Demme understood how to capture music on film in a way that kept the heart and the energy intact," Kenny Chesney told Rolling Stone. "I learned so much watching him work when he shot our show in Wildwood, New Jersey, about songs I already knew - and his love for how music looks when it's being played live has stayed with me." Read more here. is an official news provider for
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