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The Elephant Man
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The Elephant Man 1980

From Amazon: You could only see his eyes behind the layers of makeup, but those expressive orbs earned John Hurt a well-deserved Oscar nomination for his moving portrayal of John Merrick, the grotesquely deformed Victorian-era man better known as The Elephant Man. Inarticulate and abused, Merrick is the virtual slave of a carnival barker (Freddie Jones) until dedicated London doctor Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins in a powerfully understated performance) rescues him from the life and offers him an existence with dignity. Anne Bancroft costars as the actress whose visit to Merrick makes him a social curiosity, with John Gielgud and Wendy Hiller as...

Directed By:
No image existsDavid Lynch
Written By:
No image existsEric Bergren
No image existsChristopher DeVore
No image existsDavid Lynch
No image existsMichael Elphick
No image existsAnthony Hopkins
No image existsJohn Hurt
No image existsAnne Bancroft
No image existsJohn Gielgud
No image existsWendy Hiller
No image existsFreddie Jones
No image existsKenny Baker

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The Elephant Man Movie Review by Jarrod (9/5/2007)

'The Elephant Man' is one of my favorite movies, heart-wrenching, sad, and poignant, the most mature and satisfying of all David Lynch films, and certainly quite different from all the rest of them. Luscious black-and-white cinematography is used to tell the story of John Merrick (Hurt), a hideously deformed man, orphaned...

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