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Author Bliss, Michael, 1947-
Title What goes around comes around : the films of Jonathan Demme / Michael Bliss & Christina Banks.
Imprint Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1996]

Subject Demme, Jonathan, 1944-2017 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Alt Name Banks, Christina.
Description 1 online resource (x, 176 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Filmography: pages 161-171.
Includes bibliographical references (page 172) and index.
Summary This study by Michael Bliss and Christina Banks is the first book-length work to critically address the films of Jonathan Demme, from his first major work in 1974, Caged Heat, to his most recent, Philadelphia. In tracing the themes and techniques that Demme has developed and perfected through two decades, Bliss and Banks point out the distinctive qualities of a Demme film: his sensitive and sympathetic treatment of characters; his use of wry humor, which aids his audience in appreciating human shortcomings; and his sense of joy in the filmmaking process. A graduate of what might be called the Roger Corman School of Filmmaking, Demme quickly managed to outgrow his exploitation film background and establish himself as a director whose concerns for humanistic issues, use of the newest and finest strains in contemporary music, and fascination with darker subjects in the midst of an often comic vision mark him as an impressive cinematic force. Demme is more interested in interpersonal relations and feelings than in deeds, an attitude complemented by his focus on issues of sexual equality and justice. Allowing for the kinds of fictional conclusions involving renewal and hope that exemplify the true mythos of comedy, Demme's films exemplify a statement that occurs in both Something Wild and Married to the Mob: "What goes around comes around."
Contents Canned heat -- Road crazies -- Radio daze -- Problems on the set -- Huck meets the Hucksters -- Imitation of life -- Many people clapping, one man rapping -- Bicentennial babies -- The gang's all here -- Screams -- Love and death.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585107823 (electronic bk.)
9780585107820 (electronic bk.)
9780809319831 (cloth)
9780809319848 (pbk.)
OCLC # 43476082
Additional Format Print version: Bliss, Michael, 1947- What goes around comes around. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1996 0809319837 (DLC) 94041204 (OCoLC)31374183