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The elephant man / produced by Jonathan Sanger ; screenplay by Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; directed by David Lynch.

Lynch, David, 1946- (screenwriter,, director.). Hopkins, Anthony, 1937- (actor.). Hurt, John, 1940-2017 (actor.). Bancroft, Anne, 1931-2005 (actor.). Treves, Frederick, 1853-1923 Motion picture adaptation of (work): Elephant man and other reminiscences. (Added Author). Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999 Motion picture adaptation of (work): Elephant man. (Added Author). Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller. (Cast).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lower Macungie Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)

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Lower Macungie Library DVD FIC ELE (Text) 33400001496119 New Adult DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681437675
  • ISBN: 1681437678
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (123 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: [Director-approved two-DVD special edition].
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Criterion Collection, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
Based on the books "The elephant man and other reminiscences" by Sir Frederick Treves, and "The elephant man : a study in human dignity" by Ashley Montagu.
Dolby digital stereo, wide screen 2.35:1.
Special Features: New 4K digital restoration; director David Lynch and critic Kristine McKenna reading from Room to Dream, a 2018 book they co-authored; archival interviews with Lynch, actor John Hurt, producers Mel Brooks and Jonathan Sanger, director of photography Freddie Francis, stills photographer Frank Connor, and makeup artist Christopher Tucker; audio recording from 1981 of an interview and Q&A with Lynch at the American Film Institute; The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed, a 2001 documentary about the film; Joseph Merrick: The Real Elephant Man, a 2005 program featuring archivist Jonathan Evans; trailer and radio spots.
Participant or Performer Note:
Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller.
Summary, etc.:
Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick, a deformed man, who is discovered by a dedicated surgeon and is given a chance to live his last years in comfort rather than as a circus freak.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
Subject: Merrick, Joseph Carey, 1862-1890 > Drama.
Treves, Frederick, 1853-1923 > Film adaptations.
Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999 > Film adaptations.
Genre: Biographical films.
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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