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The nine Jonathan Demme films every movie lover must see

The nine Jonathan Demme films every movie lover must see

To look at the filmography of Jonathan Demme is to see a man who refused to be pinned down by genre or expectations. With a career that spanned more than 40 years, Demme made a name for himself with “The Silence of the Lambs” — one of only three films to ever win the win the top five Oscar categories (best picture, director, actor, actress and screenplay) — but he created a legacy through films shot through with a pathos and passion for humanity. Here are nine such works from Demme’s illustrious career:

“Caged Heat” (1974)

Demme’s directorial debut came in the form of 1974’s exploitation film “Caged Heat.” After producing two films for low-budget legend Roger Corman, Demme...

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