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The elephant man

Author: Christopher De VoreEric BergrenDavid LynchJonathan SangerAnthony HopkinsAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount Home Video, [1991], ©1980.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, the "Elephant Man", when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Drama
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography Drama
Named Person: Joseph Carey Merrick; Joseph Carey Merrick
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher De Vore; Eric Bergren; David Lynch; Jonathan Sanger; Anthony Hopkins; John Hurt; Frederick Treves; Ashley Montagu; Brooksfilms (Firm); Paramount Pictures Corporation.
ISBN: 0792108086 9780792108085
OCLC Number: 24435866
Notes: Videocassette release of the 1980 motion picture.
Based on The Elephant Man and other reminiscences by Sir Frederick Treves, and in part on The Elephant Man, a study in human dignity, by Ashley Montague.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
"1347."
Rated PG.
Credits: Director of photography, Freddie Francis ; film editor, Anne V. Coats ; music, John Morris.
Cast: John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller.
Description: 1 videocassette (124 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Other Titles: Elephant man (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production ; screenplay by Christopher DeVore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; produced by Jonathan Sanger ; directed by David Lynch.

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Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, the "Elephant Man", when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity.

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