Jonathan Demme: A Tribute in Posters

The Silence of the Lambs

Today marked the sad passing of filmmaker Jonathan Demme, due to complications from esophageal cancer and heart disease, at the age of 73.

The award-winning filmmaker was perhaps best known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), one of only a handful of films to scoop Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Actress and screenplay. Yet his career stretched back to the 1970s, with screenplays for Angels Hard as They Come and The Hot Box before making his director debut with exploitation film Caged Heat (1974). His other features included Philadelphia and

Yet Demme was also a successful documentarian and maker of innovative concert films. Stop Making Sense (1984), chronicling three nights with The Talking Heads, is an essential combination of art and music. Three decades later, Neil Young: Heart of Gold looked back at the career of another great musician.  

These handful of posters only cover a small number of his dozens of works, but it’s our tip of the hat to one of the greats. He will be missed.

Caged Heat poster

Crazy Mama poster

Melvin and Howard poster

Swing Shift poster

Stop Making Sense

Something Wild

Married to the Mob

The Silence of the Lambs


Neil Young: Heart of Gold

Rachel Getting Married

Ricki and the Flash