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Demme, Jonathan 1944-

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The silence of the lambs by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
212 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 4,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young female FBI agent is sent to interview the notorious killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in the hopes of obtaining information that will help the Bureau catch another killer
Philadelphia by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
126 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Powerful story of two 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 )
43 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,303 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 2,105 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 Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,024 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 and Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen
Rachel getting married by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
31 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,791 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 )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,131 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 )
41 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film of the Talking Heads in concert
Something wild by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A staid, respectable Wall Street tax consultant embarks on a crazy, erotic, wild, but ultimately dangerous, weekend
Neil Young heart of gold by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 807 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 )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 702 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 )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Haitian national hero, journalist, and freedom fighter Jean Dominique, whom Demme first met and filmed in 1986. As owner and operator of his nation's oldest and only free radio station, Dominique was frequently at odds with his country's various repressive governments and spent much of the 80's and early 90's in exile in New York, where Demme continued to interview him over the years. Dominique fought tirelessly against his country's overwhelming injustice, oppression, and poverty, but it was his shocking and still-unsolved assassination in April of 2000 that gave the director the impetus to assemble more than a decade's worth of material into a celebration of this dynamic man's life and legacy
Who am I this time? ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Small town community theatre's shy leading man meets the lovely telephone worker who's new in town
The truth about Charlie by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regina returns home to find her husband, Charlie, murdered and three violent strangers claiming Charlie cheated them out of millions. When she accepts help from a mysterious stranger, she is plunged into a world where a double-cross turns into a triple-cross and trust turns into the deadliest weapon of all
Man from Plains ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 519 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
Melvin and Howard by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 457 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
That thing you do! by Tom Hanks ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 416 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 367 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
Married to the mob by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 356 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
Swimming to Cambodia ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spalding Gray gives a performance about life in general, his work as an actor, and his feelings about the small role he played in the movie The killing fields
 
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