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The Elephant Man
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Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins
Frederick Treves
John Hurt John Hurt
John Merrick
Anne Bancroft Anne Bancroft
Mrs. Kendal
John Gielgud John Gielgud
Carr Gomm
Wendy Hiller Wendy Hiller
Mothershead
Michael Elphick Michael Elphick
Night Porter
Hannah Gordon Hannah Gordon
Mrs. Treves


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Christopher De Vore Christopher De Vore
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Eric Bergren Eric Bergren
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''My life is full, I know I'm loved."

8 years, 2 months ago at Nov 17 23:23
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''I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!'' A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.Anthony Hopkins: Frederick Treves''My life is full because I know I am loved.'' If one was to turn on David Lynch's ... read more

It will leave you speechless...

9 years, 9 months ago at Apr 21 11:35
1 vote
"I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!"

Based on a true story, The Elephant Man is a drama that unconditionally blew me away.

The film is a dramatisation of the life of Englishman Joseph Merrick (Hurt), known as John in the film, who was born with a grotesque physical deformity. Due to the nature and severity of the man's malformat... read more

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2 years, 12 months ago at Jan 23 17:51
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Probably never has been a better movie to illustrate man's inhumanity to man. John Hurt never ceases to amaze me.
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Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick, a 19th-century Englishman afflicted with a disfiguring congenital disease. With the help of kindly Dr. Frederick Treves, Merrick attempts to regain the dignity he lost after years spent as a side-show freak.
UPC: 097360134742
Tags: Drama (44), 1980s (28), Biography (27), 1980 (21), Black And White (14), Based On A True Story (13), True Story (11), Illness (11), Prejudice (11), UK (10), Disfigurement (10), Doctor (10), Dignity (9), (7), Hospital (7), Black & White (7), Usa (6), Expressionist (6), Surgery (6), Biopic (6)
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"January 1st Directed by: David Lynch This film benefits from a slow pace and of course, being wondrously shot. A bit of stuff in this didn't exactly click with me, but I feel like the source of my disappointment comes from this not really feeling like a David Lynch film. But is that really a valid complaint? Most of this movie is really compelling and has a stunning ending. I dunno, it's good."


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"26.12. Inhimillinen kuvaus ihmispolosta - Lynch taitaa hyvin taiteen salat, ja Elefanttimies on yksi sentimentaalisimpia ja kauneimpia filmejä. Mustavalkoinen kuvaus toimii hyvin eduksi. Sillä luodaan hyvä ajankuva. Sekaan on heitetty ohjaajalle tyypillisiä unenomaisia surrealismijaksoja, jotka kuulemma eivät olleet sikariportaan mieleen. Minua ne miellyttivät ja tekivät tästä ohjaajansa näköisen elokuvan. Enemmänkin toki olisi voinut olla. Sanottakoon vielä, että maskeeraus oli o"


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" Brief Reflections: Probably the most conventional David Lynch film, though the tragedy and darkness of the piece fit in with his usual themes but here the surrealism is replaced with a much more traditional historical retelling of the tragic Joseph Merrick. "


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" Beautifully filmed in black and white making the make-up and sets feel realistic which is necessary since it is based upon a true story. David Lynch's use of surrealism and disturbing imagery is still present even in this film which is his most accessible film. John Hurt manage to show his talent even through heavy make-up and Anthony Hopkins make what could have been a boring scientific character interesting and likeable long before he had his true break-through. Sadly, most people will not le"


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"Katsottu: 2.10.2017, kirjaston DVD Joskus kauan sitten olen katsonut tätä vähän aikaa. Nyt sain katsottua tämän kokonaan ja onhan tämä hyvä ja koskettava elokuva pahasti epämuodostuneesta John Merrickista. John Hurt ja Anthony Hopkins tekevät loistavaa työtä. "


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