‘Silence of the Lambs’ is the film that spawned a whole new type of ‘serial killer’ films. Every member of the cast and crew will always face a special place not just in the horror genre but the world of films too. Jonathan Demme, the man who brought the story to the big screen is no more. He died of from complications due to esophageal cancer and heart disease.
Demme was born in 1944 and made his debut with the film ‘Angels As Hard As They Come’ in 1971. He rose to fame with his 1987 ‘Married to the Mob’ and then in 1988, he changed the way people looked at slasher flicks by directing ‘Silence of the Lambs’. He won the Best Director Oscar for this film in 1988.
He has also directed other memorable films like ‘Philadelphia’ and ‘The Manchurian Candidate’. His last film was Meryl Streep’s ‘Ricky and the Flash’ Demme has a impressive work list to his name. He has made documentaries and worked extensively for television.