Film director Jonathan Demme, most notably of the multi-Oscar winning ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Philadelphia’ about a lawyer with AIDS, has died from complications of cancer. Born 22 February 1944 in New York, he had unlikely beginnings in the business, working in lurid, low-quality B movies, but it taught him his trade.
He was a creatively inventive Sun Pisces square Uranus; with an Air Grand Trine of Venus in Aquarius trine Neptune trine Uranus, formed into an even more talented Kite by Venus opposition Pluto and North Node in Leo – so influential. He also had a ‘hard’ Mars Saturn in Gemini trine Mercury which would draw him to the dark side and to underdogs.
He was described as being ‘one of the nicest: the compassionate sensibility that lent his work its warmth and musicality was no put-on.‘ Part of that may have stemmed from his vibrant Jupiter in Leo opposition his Mercury (Moon in Aquarius), and sextile his Mars Saturn.