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

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

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library DVD ELEPHANT 39851001570994 Movies Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 01/22/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681437675 : DVD
  • ISBN: 1681437678 : DVD
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in..
  • Edition: [Director-approved special edition].
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Criterion Distribution [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.
Booklet in container featuring excerpts from an interview with Lynch from the 2005 edition of filmmaker and writer Chris Rodley's book Lynch on Lynch, and an 1886 letter to the editor of the London Times concerning Joseph Merrick by Francis Culling Carr Gomm, chairman of the London Hospital at the time.
Features: 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, stillsphotographer Frank Connor, and makeup artist Christopher Tucker; audio recording from 1981 of an interview and Q&A with Lynch at the American Film Institute; documentary "The terrible Elephant Man revealed" (2001) about the film; 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:
Closed-captioned.
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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