Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake Pen Tributes to Jonathan Demme
By Amanda Wicks.
Following news thatJonathan Demme passed away today, some of the musicians he worked with throughout his career have penned tributes to the late director. Bruce Springsteen worked with Demme on the music video for “Streets of Philadelphia” from the award-winning film. “He was an inspiration for me, a beautiful filmmaker and a great spirit,” Springsteen wrote of Demme in a tweet. “Always smiling, always involved with the world and always pushing you to go for your best. He'll be deeply missed.”
Justin Timberlake, the star of Demme’s 2016 concert film Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids, posted a lengthy message about Demme’s impact.“You, master of humanity. You, genius of storytelling. You, generous and warm man. You, special soul,” he wrote. “You taught me so much about life and art and about standing up for what you believe.”
This story originally appeared on Pitchfork.
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