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The Elephant Man (1980)

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Fred Wood Fred Wood
Injured Man
Guy Standeven Guy Standeven
Committee Member
Reg Thomason Reg Thomason
Lecture Assistant
Ralph Morse Ralph Morse
Young aristocrat
Henry Roberts Henry Roberts
Man at Lecture
David Lynch David Lynch
Man in the Bowler Hat in the Mob Chasing Merrick
Juba Kennerley Juba Kennerley
Committee Member
Norman Gay Norman Gay
Doctor


Written by (View all)
David Lynch David Lynch
(screenplay)
Eric Bergren Eric Bergren
(screenplay)


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''My life is full, I know I'm loved."

10 years, 11 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...

12 years, 6 months ago at Apr 21 11:35
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"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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5 years, 9 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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Dr. Frederic Treves (Anthony Hopkins) discovers Joseph (John) Merrick (John Hurt) in a sideshow. Born with a congenital disorder, Merrick uses his disfigurement to earn a living as the "Elephant Man." Treves brings Merrick into his home, discovering that his rough exterior hides a refined soul, and that Merrick can teach the stodgy British upper class of the time a lesson about dignity. Merrick becomes the toast of London and charms a caring actress (Anne Bancroft) before his death at 27.
Release date: 10 October 1980
UPC: 097360134742
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“David Lynch’s second film, The Elephant Man, appears on the surface as one of his more outré works. Nary a twisty narrative that takes multiple viewings to possibly discern, The Elephant Man was nearly like Lynch going all prestige on everybody… on the surface. Peak deep enough beneath the surface and you’ll find scenes of hallucinatory beauty and a more emotive structure.   There’s plenty of facts in The Elephant Man, but there’s just as much fiction to elicit a response in the viewer as we traverse from unease at John Merrick’s disfigurement towards seeing into his soul and finding the beauty there. That combination, or combative tension to be more precise, between horror and beauty is a Lynchian trademark. Think of Blue Velvet’s pastoral suburbia giving way to the rot ” read more

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