jonathan demme died today

He had an incredible career as a director.

Was the last director to win a Best Picture Oscar for helming a horror movie (The Silence of the Lambs)

Directed Tom Hanks to his last Best Actor Oscar (Philadelphia)

Directed Melanie Griffith in her best role (Something Wild)

Directed the impossible – a lecture – to great results (Swimming to Cambodia)

And directed the greatest concert movie of all time, The Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense

We are lucky he walked this Earth and chose to make movies about fascinating people

am i cursed with pride


when you know you’re right, what do you do

of course you stand up for yourself

of course you don’t just roll over

for those who lack courage





of course you fight fight fight.

imagine if david byrne said i have a dream

and jonathan demme said, but that sounds like a nightmare

would byrne have said oh, lets appease all of your darkest fears

instead of reach for the highest star

if he had his name wouldnt have been david byrne

it would have been phil collins.

be david byrne.

and if you can’t,

be jonathan demme and make dreams come true.