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Jonathan Demme

American,  Director
Total Quotes : 59
Green Navy Olympic

Extraordinary people are the Green Berets and the Navy Seals and the Olympic athletes - these are the ones who can face these extraordinary physical challenges and be triumphant.

- Jonathan Demme

Love Becoming Purely

I felt from time to time that shooting live music is the most purely cinematic thing you can do. Ideally, the cinema is becoming one with the music. There is little artifice involved. There's no acting. I love it.

- Jonathan Demme

New Heartbroken Floods

All of us who lived outside of New Orleans were horrified and heartbroken by what we saw when Katrina hit, the floods that followed the hurricane that happened.

- Jonathan Demme

Unique Own Deserves

Every film deserves its own unique look.

- Jonathan Demme

Love Young Passionate

As much as I love acoustic Neil Young - and I do deeply - I may be more passionate about the electric. Luckily it's not a contest, and we never have to make that choice. But Neil Young on an electric guitar - I feel like I've never seen or heard anything like it.

- Jonathan Demme

Love Other By The Time

By the time I got to 'Silence of the Lambs,' I was madly in love with close-ups because I'm madly in love with actors, and a basic premise of 'Silence of the Lambs' is the story about two people fighting their way into each other's heads.

- Jonathan Demme

Music Film Adore

I adore film, and I adore music.

- Jonathan Demme

Country Newspaper TV

Documentaries - my God, there is so much going on in our country and in the world today that every time you open the newspaper or turn on the radio or watch the news on TV there is another documentary subject. We're getting the headlines for a second, shaped by corporate delivery most of the time, but what's really the story there?

- Jonathan Demme

Aspirations Writer Had

I had had no aspirations to be a filmmaker or a writer.

- Jonathan Demme

Strong About Very

I had very strong feelings, so the chance to make a film that deals in an imaginative way with stuff you care tremendously about is a real high. It's a really amazing thing to be able to do.

- Jonathan Demme

New More The Only Thing

I also feel that the only thing more gratifying than working with someone who you've worked well with is working with someone new and coming up with something great.

- Jonathan Demme

Enthusiasm Guided

I'm guided by my enthusiasm.

- Jonathan Demme

Think Films Making

I don't think of Storefront Hitchcock or Stop Making Sense as documentaries, I think of them more as performance films.

- Jonathan Demme

Think Movie Including

I don't think it's sacrilegious to remake any movie, including a good or even great movie.

- Jonathan Demme

Love Movies Making

As a kid, a little kid, I loved going to the movies, and now I love making movies.

- Jonathan Demme

Pretty Notion Trilogy

A trilogy is a pretty abstract notion. You can apply it to almost any three things.

- Jonathan Demme

Behind Almost Some

I get creeped out by Francis Bacon's paintings, and I can't say exactly why. They're all really disturbing, and there is an almost nimbus-like quality behind some of his frightening characters and stuff.

- Jonathan Demme

Imagine Been Superb

It was so easy for me to see that Anthony would be a superb Dr. Lecter because he had been such an amazing good doctor in 'The Elephant Man'. He had been as believable a doctor as you can imagine, and he was good.

- Jonathan Demme

Always One Thing Turned

I've always followed my enthusiasm. Whether the pictures have turned out good or not is one thing - but I've always had a lot of enthusiasm for the project at hand.

- Jonathan Demme

People Like Movie

I like seeing the cameras because it helps visualize how the music people and the movie people teamed up.

- Jonathan Demme