Vale, Jonathan Demme

Oscar-winning filmmaker, producer and screenwriter Jonathan Demme—perhaps best known for “The Silence of the Lambs”—has died in NYC aged 73 years old. Demme, though successfully horrifying audiences in 1991, actually leaves a very diverse body of work. From the comedic “Married to the Mob” to Talking Heads documentary “Stop Making Sense,” and the drama “Philadelphia,” his films delighted and moved viewers for a plethora reasons. Well-known for his close-ups of characters, his work has influenced many—notably Wes Anderson—and he leaves behind a rich legacy.