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The elephant man

Author: David LynchAnthony HopkinsJohn HurtAnne BancroftJohn GielgudAll authors
Publisher: [United States?] : Absurda : Distributed by Lionsgate, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Biographical
Drama
Biography Drama
Named Person: Joseph Carey Merrick
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Lynch; Anthony Hopkins; John Hurt; Anne Bancroft; John Gielgud; Wendy Hiller; Frederick Treves; Ashley Montagu; Lions Gate Films.; Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927); Absurda (Firm)
OCLC Number: 299608494
Notes: Title from videodisc label.
Included as part of the box set David Lynch: the lime green set.
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 Montagu.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
Credits: Director of photography, Freddie Francis ; film editor, Anne V. Coats ; music, John Morris.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller.
Target Audience: Rated PG.
Description: 2 videodiscs (123 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC ; widescreen.
Contents: [Disc 4.] The elephant man --
[Disc 5.] The elephant man extras: The real elephant man documentary --
Lynch / Hurt interviews.
Other Titles: David Lynch :
Lime green set.
Responsibility: Lions Gate Films Inc. ; Paramount Pictures ; 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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