The Silence of the Lambs controversy, the shock of Philadelphia

Two years later, Jonathan Demme responded to criticism through an interview with New York Times : “I found all these attacks on The Silence of the unfounded lambs. He was not a gay character. He was a tormented man who hated himself and wanted to be a woman because it allowed him to be as far from himself as possible, from who he was.. “Later for The Daily Beast, he had specified: “It’s my failure in achieving the Silence of the lambs. I failed to show that Gumb was not gay, that he was an abused child, so much so that he wanted to be someone else, literally. (…) He is not a transvestite or a transsexual. (…) Gumb tries to transform by changing his costume. We haven’t pressed this enough, nor been clear enough.”

These criticisms, however, had an impact on the filmmaker: “It woke me up. I realized that, in fact, there was a terrible lack of positive gay characters in cinema.“, he admitted in the New York Times. A little over a year later, he then reveals Philadelphia.

Hollywood’s first film about AIDS and homophobia

Philadelphia is a drama on which Jonathan Demme had been planking since 1988, that is to say before Thesilenceofthelambs. The idea had been inspired to him by his discussions with the screenwriter Ron Nyswaner and the disappearance of dear friends, died of AIDS. With his production partners, he wants to make a film to show people with AIDS differently, to shake up consciousness. These ambitions appeal to Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington who wanted to be part of the game even before they were offered the script, the director told New York Times. And add in The Daily Beast : “It had nothing to do with the scandal of Silence of the lambs. I understand that we are making the connection, at a certain level, but luckily I already had a project showing homosexuality in a different way, when I was accused of having made a film with a very stereotypical gay character.

In The Daily Beast, we had learned that one of his friends, Juan Botas, who had liked Thesilenceofthelambs, had also confided to him: “When you’re a 12-year-old gay kid, going to the movies and every time, whenever there’s a gay character, he’s either a completely cartoonish comic hero or a serial killer, cit’s hard to grow up and be exposed to these kinds of stereotypes.“With Philadelphia, Jonathan Demme has managed to put the subject of AIDS on the table, to bring to the top of the bill a gay hero who stands out from the clichés to which the Hollywood cinema had accustomed the spectators and to debate the ravages of homophobia in the society. The Oscar for best actor awarded to Tom Hanks symbolizes the results of Jonathan Demme’s desire to change attitudes.

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NFL 2019 live on the broadcast dates

The sports world is in the Corona break – only in the NFL there is a little “business as usual”. Big trades like those of Tom Brady or Rob Gronkowski and also the NFL Draft 2020 take place, if a little different than usual.

That means: and ProSieben MAXX continue to show you the NFL. You can watch live broadcasts on current topics and the NFL draft as well as complete games in Relive with #ranNFL in the stream and on Free TV.

An overview of our upcoming broadcasts:

The big ran football week at a glance

Mon., April 20, 9:00 a.m .: Start of the voting for the relives of the 6th and 7th matchday from the NFL season 2019 in the ran APP

Wed., April 22, 6:30 p.m .: LIVE – #ranNFL webshow before the draft with Icke and Max Zielke

Thursday, April 23, 9:00 p.m .: Facebook Live with Max before the big ran football night on ProSieben MAXX.

Thu., April 23, 11:50 p.m .: LIVE – Start the big ran football night on ProSieben MAXX. Then the repetition of the college final and the live broadcast of the NFL Draft 2020 on ProSieben MAXX and

Thu, April 23, 12:00 a.m. RELIVE – Repetition of the college final Clemson Tigers vs LSU Tigers on ProSieben MAXX and

Fri., April 24, 1:45 a.m. LIVE – NFL Draft 2020 with Icke, Volker Schenk and Max Zielke on ProSieben MAXX and

Fri, April 24: RELIVE – The NFL Draft 2020 on demand on

Saturday, April 25, 1:00 a.m .: LIVE – The second day of the NFL draft live stream on

Saturday, April 25: RELIVE – The second day of the NFL Draft 2020 on demand on

Saturday, April 25, 6:30 p.m .: LIVE – #ranNFL web show after the draft with Icke and Max Zielke.

Saturday, April 25, around 7:45 p.m. following the web show: Relive from match day 6 – Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs with Patrick Esume and Björn Werner

Saturday, April 25, 11:45 p.m .: RELIVE – Full length Super Bowl LII on ProSieben MAXX and

Sun, April 26, 7:00 p.m .: RELIVE – Matchday 7 – Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers with Jan Stecker and Patrick Esume

Mon., April 27, 9:00 a.m .: Start of the voting for the relives from the 8th and 9th matchday of the NFL season 2019 in the ran APP

Mon. April 27, 6:30 p.m .: LIVE – #ranNFL webshow with Icke and Max Zielke on and facebook.

Five Super Bowls in Relive on ProSieben MAXX and

On the night of Saturday, April 25th, on Sunday, April 26th at 11:45 p.m .: Super Bowl 52 – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots

On the night of Saturday May 2nd to Sunday May 3rd at midnight: Super Bowl 53 – New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams

On the night of Saturday May 9th to Sunday May 10th at midnight: Super Bowl 54- Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers

Already shown:

Super Bowl 50 – Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers

Super Bowl 51 – New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons

17 games of the regular season 2019 completely on also shows every damn Saturday and Sunday a complete game of the 2019 season for eight weeks. To kick off, there is even a game on Good Friday, because then the Easter bunny puts a pack of three in the nest for all # ranNFL addicts: On Easter weekend we show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 p.m. a game from Week 1, 2 and 3 in the Relive.

The best thing about it: The # ranNFL fans can determine which games we show on For each day of the past season you have the choice between the two 7pm games that we have shown on TV and online.

There are voting for the games of the coming weekend from Monday to Wednesday in the ran app.

You can find it in the page navigation of the app: If you are on the start page of the app, you go to the icon with the three dashes in the top left corner. This will open the page navigation.

The individual votes are there as menu items. Simply go to the menu item and the voting opens.

On 25/26. April you decided on the following games:

Saturday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. – Matchday 6:

  • Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs (TV broadcast with: Patrick Esume, Björn Werner)

Sunday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. – Matchday 7:

  • Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers (TV broadcast with: Jan Stecker, Patrick Esume)

NFL Draft 2020

ran football will broadcast the first round of the NFL Draft live again at 1:45 a.m. on the night of April 23rd and 24th. And as a special treat there is also the second day of the NFL Draft 2020 live in the exclusive livestream on in the night from April 24th to 25th. The transmission then begins at 1 a.m.

Before, during and after the draft there is also a #ranNFL web show with Icke and Max.

Wed., April 22, 6:30 p.m. #ranNFL webshow on and Facebook live

Sat., April 25, 6:30 p.m. #ranNFL webshow on and Facebook live

Mon., April 27, 6:30 p.m. #ranNFL webshow on and Facebook live

The past games

Matchday 1

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears 10: 3

Los Angeles Rams at Carolina Panthers 30:27

Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars 40:26

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys 5:35 pm

2nd matchday

Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers 28:26

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers 16:21

Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders 28:10

3rd matchday

Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs 28:33

New York Jets at New England Patriots 14:30

New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks 33:27

4th matchday

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills 16:10

Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens 40:25

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears 6:16

5th matchday

Chicago Bears vs Oakland Raiders 21:24

New England Patriots at Washington Redskins 33: 7

Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys 34:24

Matchday 6

Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37:26

Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs 31:24

Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns 32:28

San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams 20: 7

Matchday 7

Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers 24:42

Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts 11:30 p.m.

Baltimore Ravens at Seattle Seahawks 30:16

Matchday 8

Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals 24:10

Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons 27:20

Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots 13:27

Matchday 9

Houston Texans vs Jacksonville Jaguars from London 26: 3

Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs 23:26

Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles 14:22

Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Chargers 11:26

Matchday 10

Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans 32:35

New York Giants at New York Jets 27:34

Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers 16:24

Matchday 11

Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens 7:41

Dallas Cowboys at Detroit Lions 35:27

New England Patriots at Philadelphia Eagles 17:10

Matchday 12

Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles 17: 9

Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints 31:34

Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots 9:13

Matchday 13

Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys 26:15

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons 26:18

San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens 5:20 pm

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers 13:20

Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs 9:40

Matchday 14

San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints 48:46

Baltimore Ravens at Buffalo Bills 24:17

Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots 23:16

Matchday 15

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers 13:21

Hosuton Texans at Tennessee Titans 24:21

Los Angeles Rams at Dallas Cowboys 21:44

Matchday 16

New Orleans Saints at Tennessee Titans 38:28

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns 31:15

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles 9:17

17th matchday

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots 27:24

Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs 21:31

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants 34:17

Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans 35:14

Wild card playoffs

Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans 19:22 OT

Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots 20:13

Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints 26:20 OT

Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles 17: 9

Divisional playoffs

Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers 10:27

Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens 28:12

Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs 31:51

Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers 23:28

Championship games

Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs 24:35

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers 20:37

Per bowl

NFC vs. AFC 33:38

Super bowl

San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs 20:31

NFL Preseason 2019 live

August 18: New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers 19:17

August 19: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings 19:25

August 26: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans 18: 6

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Jonathan Demme: death of the Oscar-winning director of Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia – archyde

The world of 7e art is in mourning. One of the big names in cinema has just left us.

Philadelphia, The Silence of the Lambs, Widow but not too much… Jonathan Demme is behind several masterpieces that will remain in the great story that began with the Lumières brothers, in particular for the memorable performances of its actors. He thus allowed cinema monuments to win the famous golden statuette several times: Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins for Thesilenceofthelambs, Tom Hanks pour Philadelphia.

Jonathan Demme on the set of Rachel Getting Married

Successful director during the 90s, Jonathan Demme had turned in recent years to documentary, musical or political. Uncle of director Ted Demme (Blow), who also disappeared too soon, he staged A crime in the head with Denzel Washington, Rachel is getting married with Anne Hathaway (Oscar nominee) and Ricki and the Flash with Meryl Streep (also nominated for best actress). He also distinguished himself by directing episodes of the successful series The Killing.

We will show you one of his (many) cult scenes from the Silence of the Lambs :


Jonathan Demme and Anthony Hopkins on the set of Silence of the Lambs


Death of Jonathan Demme, director of Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia

The director of the most influential thriller of the 90s, which marked the history of cinema, has passed away. A look back at a rich career spanning more than four decades.


Very sad news that the death of Oscar-winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme, at the age of 73. He has just left us following esophageal cancer from which he suffered for many years.

Jonathan Demme, who we had found with pleasure in the field of musical comedy (Ricki & the Flash, with Meryl Streep, in 2015) officiated in Hollywood since the 70s, time of tasty genre films (5 women to kill, pure exploitation film, very kitsch comedy Crazy Mama, and the anti-capitalist pamphlet with Peter Fonda Cold Anger).

In France, we discover it with the cult live documentary on the Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense, a monument of its kind.

Clipper for New Order and UB40, in parallel with his career on the big screen, he became the independent filmmaker to follow in 1986, with the Dangerous in all respects, new wave comedy with Melanie Griffith. In 1988, he signed another success in this vein, with another rising female glory, Michelle Pfeiffer, Widow, but not too much …. It is then very trendy.

He rose in rank in the early 90s, despite himself becoming an Oscar director. In 1991, the creepy and dark thriller Thesilenceofthelambs is one of the most influential works of the decade and will reorient the 90s towards thrillers with vicious serial killers (Seven, Basic Instinct, to name just two). With Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, the adaptation of Thomas Harris’s Machiavellian novel, featuring the psychological manipulations of the cannibal Hannibal Lecter, won no less than five Oscars, including best actor, actress, film … and director!

In 1993, long before triple therapy, in a society where assassin AIDS is assimilated to gay cancer, to live in the closet of hospitals and shame, he staged a drama for the general public, with an openly homosexual character and reached of disease. This is Philadelphia, of which we retain the misinterpretation of the comedian of the time, a certain Tom Hanks, and the music of Bruce Springsteen (the tube Streets of Philadelphia, number 1 in global sales).

If it was then, in 1993, his last success in theaters, we note some interesting outings, the formidable Beloved, mixture of exorcism and drama against a backdrop of slavery, with Oprah Winfrey. This great film, according to Toni Morrison, is a huge failure. The spy movie The truth about Charlie, in 2003, with Mark Wahlberg, A crime in the head with Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep (2004), do not put it back on track.

With a more independent and therefore more refreshing tone, Rachel is getting married (2008) is one of the peaks of a career, which he will devote until the end to music, and in particular to his idol Neil Young. He will also film Justin Timberlake the evening of a legendary concert in Las Vegas.

A great author, with a rich career, has just left us.


Death of Jonathan Demme, director of Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia – Film News

Jonathan Demme, multi-oscar director, who had signed “The Silence of the Lambs”, “Philadelphia” or “Rachel is getting married”, died on Wednesday at the age of 73.


Director of several cult films of the 90s such as The Silence of the Lambs, with Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, or Philadelphia, with Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington, Jonathan Demme left us on Wednesday. He died of esophageal cancer at the age of 73 in New York.

Jonathan Demme discovered cinema during his studies at the University of Florida. After his military service, he did press relations for Embassy Pictures, then United Artists, while writing regularly for the New York Film Daily. He made his debut alongside director-producer Roger Corman, who offered to collaborate with his production company New World. He wrote and produced Angels hard as they come (1971) by Joe Viola before making his first two films, Five women to slaughter (1974) and Crazy Mama (1975), which will be among the greatest successes of the New World.

After Handle with care (1977) and Melvin and Howard (1980), Jonathan Demme reached international consecration in 1986 with Dangereuse sous tous reports, a thriller performed by Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels and Ray Liotta. He went on with Veuve, mais pas trop (1988), a squeaky comedy about the mafia starring Michelle Pfeiffer. In 1991, The Silence of the Lambs marked a turning point in the director’s career: adapted from the second volume of the Hannibal Lecter trilogy by the writer Thomas Harris, this internationally renowned work gave acclaim to the film of serial killer and won five Oscars, including that of Best Film and Best Director.

Jonathan Demme changes his register with his next film, Philadelphia (1993), but success is still there with this melodrama which tackles the question of AIDS head-on and will allow Tom Hanks to win the Oscar for Best Actor. Demme will produce shortly after the first feature film directed by the actor, That Thing You Do!. He waited until 1998 to direct a new fiction, Beloved story of a bewitchment against the backdrop of a slave, based on a novel by Toni Morrison.

Jonathan Demme is also the author of numerous documentaries, which reflect his fight for human rights and world peace (Jean Dominique, the agronomist in 2003, Jimmy Carter Man from Plains) and his passion for music ( we owe him in particular Stop Making Sense, a reference film around the Talking heads which dates back to 1984 and several documentaries devoted to Neil Young). On the fiction side, he always shows eclecticism, going from a remake of Charade in 2002 to A crime in the head, political thriller with Denzel Washington (2004), then to Rachel gets married (presented in Venice in 2008.), the semi-improvised account of a family reunion that turns into settling of scores.


Jonathan Demme and Justin Timberlake at the premiere of ‘Justin Timberlake + Tennessee Kids’ at the International Film Festival in Toronto last year

In 2015, Jonathan Demme transformed Meryl Streep into a rock star with Ricki and The Flash, then followed Justin Timberlake in concert during his 2015 world tour to shoot a documentary Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids broadcast on Netflix. He died on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at the age of 73.

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Actual costs or 10% standard abatement: what rules in 2017?

Actual costs or 10% standard abatement: what rules in 2017?

Professional costs (travel and meals) are deductible from income tax either on a lump sum basis or for their exact amount. We are talking about real costs. How to choose between the two deduction methods?

The pre-filled declaration forms have already been in your mailboxes for more than 15 days and the online declaration service has been available since April 12. While nearly 2.4 million taxpayers have declared their income remotely, perhaps you have not yet tackled it. In this case, and if you are an employee, you will notice that the tax administration has applied for you a flat-rate reduction of 10% on your income tax, for your business expenses. Travel, meal or training costs … all employees are entitled to it, up to a limit of 12,183 euros (in 2017). The reduction is automatically calculated on the basis of the declared income. But if your expenses actually borne exceed this threshold, you can decide to declare your professional expenses for their actual amount. However, you will lose the benefit of the 10% flat-rate allowance.

To be deductible, your expenses must be essential for your professional activity and must be paid during the year of collection of the taxable income (in 2016 for your 2017 tax). They can also only concern certain expenses. The sums spent on travel between home and the office, meal expenses, professional travel expenses or training expenses when these are your responsibility are thus deductible. Are also eligible for the reduction of real costs expenses related to the rental of business premises, when the employer does not make available to employees. Finally, certain charges for professional equipment, such as clothing specific to the profession (work overalls, blouse, uniform, etc.), can be deducted from tax if they are payable by you.
In order to calculate your transport costs between your home and your work, which are often the most important in the base of professional costs, the tax administration puts at your disposal a scale of mileage costs. You must then report the total amounts on your form n ° 2042, in boxes 1AK to 1DK. You must also detail all of your expenses to the taxman on an explanatory note which you will attach to your declaration form. If you do not need to attach your supporting documents, you must keep them for at least 3 years. A period during which the tax administration may request them. So keep all invoices, receipts, etc.

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Côte d’Ivoire / Sick children at Dabou general hospital receive food and not food

The CNJCI regional delegate, Yedoh Justin giving the donation.

Dabou, Apr 21 (AIP) – The local section of the National Youth Council of Côte d’Ivoire (CNJCI) in the Grands Ponts region has offered food and non-food to sick children at Dabou general hospital. These donations composed of bottles of mineral water, apples, oranges, gloves and medicines were handed over during a visit made on Wednesday by a delegation of the CNJCI led by the regional delegate Yedoh Justin According to Mr. Yedoh, this gesture aims to provide assistance to the twenty or so children interned in difficult conditions in the Dabou referral center. In the coming months, a campaign to support children with breathing difficulties is planned, he announced. “We are here for the …

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USA: child dies crushed in Atlanta revolving restaurant

The outing to the restaurant turned into drama. A 5-year-old boy died Friday in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, trapped against the wall of a revolving restaurant at the top of a tall building, reports CNN.

The child was trapped between a table and a wall as the floor turned in this panoramic restaurant. The police explain that he got stuck in a space of about fifteen centimeters. “A young child does not know how to react at such times. Her small body was crushed, “said Sergeant Warren Pickard.

The local channel WSBTV specifies that the victim would have escaped the surveillance of his parents. Employees of the restaurant, located on the 72nd floor of the building, helped him.

The officer said the ground stopped turning after the automatic system detected a blockage. At that time, the child suffered from serious head injuries. He died in hospital. The restaurant has closed for the Easter weekend.

First tax return: the right steps

First tax return: the right steps

This year 2017 may be the year of your first tax return. Online or paper-based procedures, contacts to contact in the event of a problem … Here is what you need to know so that everything goes well.

[Mis à jour le 14 avril 2017 à 16h18] In France, a person who collects income must, in one way or another, declare it to the tax authorities. If you worked in 2016 and are over the age of 18, you must complete a personal income tax return. Only adult children under the age of 21 or students under the age of 25 who are still attached to their parents’ tax household can do without the declaration step.
In all other cases, you cannot dispense with it. Even if you think you are tax-free because you only received small amounts in 2016. Even if your income does not reach the first part of the income tax scale, you must make a statement.
Firstly, because, without declaring, you will never receive your notice of non-taxation. However, this document is essential for obtaining a tax credit or other devices, such as the exemption from housing tax. Second, it is always possible to make an estimation error. Even small, your income can be taxed. Sometimes a few euros. A lack of declaration could then expose you to a tax adjustment, and you would be good at paying late interest. In summary, it is better to comply with the constraint and make a declaration.

The first declaration is theoretically made on paper. But it is possible to operate it online, under certain conditions. To do this, you must be at least 20 years old. You will also need some information. Each year, during the month of April, the tax authorities send a letter to each declarant. For some, the mail includes the pre-filled declaration form 2042. For others, it is a letter indicating the steps to be taken to connect to his particular space. There are therefore the three identifiers essential for connection, namely the tax number, the online access number and the tax reference income (“0” in your case, since this is your first declaration and you were up to ‘then non-taxable). Without this information, you will not be able to connect to your personal space. It will therefore be necessary to make a paper declaration if you have not received such a letter (but you can declare online the following year, once the first tax assessment – or non-taxation – obtained).
In the event that you have not received any mail, that is to say that you do not have either the pre-filled form or your credentials, you will have to take matters into your own hands. In this case, go to the nearest public finance center and request a printout of Form 2042. You can also download it from the official tax site.

Complete your first return

For a first declaration, you will necessarily ask yourself a few questions, hesitate on the boxes to fill in, especially if you have received income of different kinds (wages, property income …). In this case, first take the time to read the notice attached to the declaration form. And if you want more explicit information, you can always contact the nearest public finance center to your home. There are hotlines where tax inspectors explain all the right steps to follow. Do not hesitate to consult them. They are used to responding to people who, like you, are blocking on a stage of their reporting. A service is also available by phone, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., excluding holidays on 0 810 467 687 (average cost of 6 euro cents per minute, plus the cost of a local call).