Episode 132: Jonathan Demme

This episode alongside guest film critic Collin Souter, we're taking a look at Jonathan Demme, whose interest in fascinating people, music, and minutiae was evident from his early work for Roger Corman through his final concert film.  It's a wide-ranging discussion about the vast scope of his work, fun details in his films, recurring concerns, and his varying levels of success in the Hollywood system. (And our recording is infused with the music of his movie subjects: Neil Young, and The Talking Heads).  Worst of all: Matthew Modine.

(9:03) His early Corman films: "Caged Heat", "Crazy Mama", "Fighting Mad" ("Crime in the City")
(25:34) "Handle With Care / Citizen's Band" ("Love for Sale")
(30:28) "The Last Embrace" ("Down by the River")
(35:56) "Melvin and Howard", "Swing Shift" ("Once in a Lifetime")
(55:42) "Stop Making Sense" ("Hey Hey My My")
(1:15:43) "Something Wild" ("Wild Wild Life")
(1:43:49) "Swimming to Cambodia" ("Tell Me Why")
(1:56:36) "Married to the Mob" ("Sax And Violins")
(2:04:04) "The Silence of the Lambs" ("Psycho Killer")
(2:32:51) "Philadelphia" ("Philadelphia")
(2:44:27) "Beloved" ("Stay Up Late")
(2:59:52) "The Truth About Charlie" ("Borrowed Tune")
(3:05:36) "The Manchurian Candidate" ("Mideast Vacation")
(3:10:32) His documentaries and Neil Young concert films ("Dream Operator")
(3:24:02) "Rachel Getting Married" ("Fucking Up")
(3:39:54) "Ricki and the Flash" ("And She Was")
(3:42:47) "A Master Builder" and "Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids" ("This Note's for You")