Jonathan Demme is back.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick Larkin, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. Patrick Larkin

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    I'm eager to see The Truth About Charlie. I was wondering what ever happened to him. Its been 9 years since he made one of my all time favorite films, Philadelphia and 11 years since Silence of the Lambs. Since then, he mixed in a Robyn Hitchcock and Neil Young film and madeBeloved. Hopefully, he's returned to form on feature length films.
    Welcome back Jonathan.
     
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    Agreed. I feared he had passed away since he didn't participate in the documentary on the latest Silence of the Lambs DVD nor could I recall any movie he had been involved in as of late. Thankfully I was wrong. Welcome back! [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, Truth about Charlie looks full of twists and wicked, plus you can't go wrong with Tim Robbins playing some shady character and the beautiful Thandie Newton! [​IMG]
     
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    Ted Demme passed away recently whom I believe was Jonathon's nephew [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, the director of Blow and Denis Leary's stuff, both his shows and The Ref with Kevin Spacey as well, who was his friend and wore his photo on a tie, even at the Oscars I think. Anyway, I guess in the Netherlands they confused the two, or you confused.
     
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    I was a bit inaccurate: the subtitle fault was on the Hannibal DVD.
    However, it doesn't seem very likely that anyone was confusing Jonathan with Ted Demme, as the Hannibal (and SotL too, btw) DVD was released months before Ted Demme suddenly died.
    Anyway, for completeness sake [​IMG]:
    In the Hannibal "Development" featurette, producer Martha De Laurentis is interviewed. She says that
     
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    Five years since his last film, eleven years since his last good film, and what do we get? A remake of Charade with two charismaless leads? I'll pass... [​IMG]
     
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    More room for me then...I'll be there opening day!
    I LIKE Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton and Jonathan Demme (not to mention Tim Robbins) and I like the story. I have high hopes for this.
    Talk about deja vu!
     
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    Wow, this looks SO different from Charade. I have seen the Hepburn/Grant pic a few times and I didn't even pick up on it.
     
  11. Patrick Larkin

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    Philadelphia wasn't good? Its J. Demme's BEST film, IMO.
     
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    I re-watched Philadelphia a year or so ago and was struck by how horribly dated it seemed, despite being only a decade or so old.

    I guess it's not the film's fault that acceptance of homosexuality and HIV has grown considerably (for the better, of course) over that time period.

    But, the film really seemed like it was from the 70s or early 80s in its attitude, which surprised me.
     
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    Michael -- I don't see the attitudes any different from when Philadelphia was made. IF anything, AIDS in general has gone off the radar for many Americans, but I believe the homophobic attitudes are pretty well entrenched.
     

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