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Demme, Jonathan 1944-

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Most widely held works by Jonathan Demme
The silence of the lambs by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

144 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young female FBI agent is sent to interview notorious killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in hope of obtaining information that will help the Bureau catch another killer
Philadelphia by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

157 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of two competing lawyers who join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has AIDS
The Manchurian candidate by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

40 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his army unit is ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saves his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, Major Ben Marco, is knocked unconscious. Using the incident for political gain, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, but Marco is haunted by dreams of what really happened in Iraq. As Marco investigates, the story begins to unravel. He begins to figure that the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed as part of a plot to get Shaw into the White House. Now the Manchurian Global corporation appears desperate to stop him from finding out
Adaptation by Spike Jonze( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A] Comedy that seamlessly blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche, New Yorker journalist Susan Orlean, Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and his twin brother Donald. As Charlie struggles to adapt Orlean's best-selling book 'The Orchid Thief', he writes himself into his own movie."--container
Beloved by Toni Morrison( Visual )

48 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe & Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen
Rachel getting married by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kym is a former model. Kym is in rehab. Kym's family is well heeled but extremely dysfunctional. Kym is responsible for a horrible tragedy that no one will talk about. Her sister, Rachel, is about to be married, and Kym is granted a leave to attend. Kym wants desperately to fit in, to be a normal person, but she doesn't know how. In her slouchy dark clothes, with a choppy, angular haircut, she seems programmed to shut everyone out. Kym, as a participating member of the wedding, finally comes to understand that giving up a certain amount of control in the interest of a mutual good is a fair definition of the state of marriage, and sometimes, you have to take the risk and see what happens, for better or for worse
Encounters at the end of the world( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film, like many from director Werner Herzog, is a poem of oddness and beauty. Investigating the lives of the "professional dreamers" who conduct research at the bottom of the world in Antarctica, he finds a happily cynical lot, who regard climate change and the potential extinction of Homo sapiens in rather a different light than most people. They study penguins, seals, volcanoes, miniscule underwater creatures, and the shifting ice patterns. In this harsh yet beautiful place, where compasses are useless, and the climate is negative 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Herzog finds the scenery splendid, and McMurdo Station research center repellent. For viewers who have wondered why anyone would go to Antarctica, Herzog's film provides some interesting answers, and many scenes capturing the natural beauty of the ice continent
Stop making sense by Talking Heads (Musical group)( Visual )

44 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film of the Talking Heads in concert
Something wild by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A straitlaced businessman meets a quirky, free-spirited woman at a downtown New York greasy spoon. Her offer of a ride back to his office results in a lunchtime motel rendezvous, just the beginning of a capricious interstate road trip that brings the two face-to-face with their hidden selves. Featuring a killer soundtrack and electric performances from Jeff Daniels
Neil Young heart of gold by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Neil Young: Heart of Gold" is a love letter to the consistency and familiarity of Neil Young's voice, a floating silver reed with all the colors of moonlight in it. The songs are from Young's albums "Prairie Wind" (2005), "Harvest Moon" (1992), and "Harvest" (1972). For the premiere of "Prairie Wind" Young gathered long-time band mates and old friends like Emmylou Harris for a performance that has the feel of a casual reunion picnic. Held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium--the original home of the Grand Ole Opry, and a room with what may be the finest acoustics in the universe--the whole ensemble nattily attired in neatly tailored traditional western get-ups, it is as if the ghosts of the Ryman are singing through them. Young's songs speak to ensuring continuity between the past and the present, while cutting a path into the future, and he and his fellow performers open themselves so wholly to their surroundings that they become a part of it
Ulee's gold( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Florida beekeeper escapes one battle only to find himself in another as a long-buried secret threatens his family and his livelihood
The agronomist by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Haitian national hero Jean Dominique, owner and operator of Haiti's oldest and only free radio station until his assassination in April 2000
Who am I this time? by Kurt Vonnegut( Visual )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two shy people find love through their roles in a local theatre production
The truth about Charlie by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the death of her husband - Charles, 'Reggie' soon realises that he led a double life when she becomes the target of a ruthless gang. Assisted by the mysterious Joshua Peters, and US government agent Mr Bartholomew , Reggie gets closer to the secret life of her husband. The clock is ticking with no-where to run and no-one to trust, Reggie must find the truth"--Container
Man from Plains by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Carter, a champion for human rights around the world, was elected the 39th President of the United States in 1976 and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. As ex-president, Jimmy Carter ignites a firestorm of controversy when he tours the country to promote "Palestine: peace not apartheid," a new book that questions Israel's policies towards the Occupied Territories
Song one by Kate Barker-Froyland( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic drama set against the backdrop of Brooklyn's vibrant modern-folk music scene. After Franny's musician brother Henry is injured and hospitalized in a coma following a car accident, Franny returns home after a long estrangement and begins to use his notebook as a guide to how his life has evolved in her absence
Melvin and Howard by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, hard-luck milkman Melvin Dummar picks up a bum in the Nevada desert. The old man claims to be Howard Hughes and eight years later, Dummar finds himself a beneficiary in the Hughes will. Dummar becomes an instant celebrity while trying to cash in on the fortune
Married to the mob by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mafia princess Angela DeMarco wants out. With her husband Frank dead, Angela decides it's time to divorce "the mob" and start a new life. But what she doesn't realize is once you're married to the mob, it's death do you part ... usually yours
That thing you do! by Tom Hanks( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appliance salesman Guy Patterson fills in for an injured drummer when the band The Wonders competes in a talent show. After Guy injects a Merseybeat rhythm into lead singer Jimmy's ballad, the song's undeniable pop power flings the group into a brief whirlwind of success
Neil Young journeys( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on folk rock musician Neil Young, covering two nights on his solo tour at Massey Hall in Toronto. The concert includes new music from Young's album Le Noise, as well as the classics Ohio; I Believe in You; and others. Mixed in with concert footage are scenes from a road trip through Ontario, Canada
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Demme, Robert Jonathan

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AdaptationBelovedRachel getting marriedThe agronomistMelvin and HowardJonathan Demme : interviewsPauline Kael on Jonathan Demme : a selection of reviews accompanying the retrospective Jonathan Demme, an American director