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The Elephant Man

Cast

Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud View All


Crew

David Lynch (Director), David Lynch (Screenplay), Eric Bergren (Screenplay), Christopher De Vore (Screenplay) View All

Released: Oct. 9th, 1980
Runtime: 2 hours, 4 minutes
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.
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Iroquois
It gets by on the considerable strength of its performers, especially Hopkins and Hurt; Hopkins may play an appropriately conflicted character who worries about whether he is helping or exploiting Hurt, all the while lending gravitas to his role as a learned man whose natural sympathies cause him to side with Hurt.
Citizen Rules
This is a movie and movies are art, and as such uses the craft of the film maker to capture the essences of the man they called an Elephant Man.

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