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Uniform Title Elephant man (Motion picture)
Title The elephant man [videorecording] / Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production ; screenplay by Christopher DeVore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; produced by Jonathan Sanger ; directed by David Lynch.

Imprint Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    ELE    Staff Reported Missing
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch DVD    ELE    Out of Collection
Edition Widescreen version.
Description 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Series Paramount widescreen DVD collection
Widescreen DVD collection.
Language In English and French with optional English subtitles.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
For specific features see interactive menu.
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.
Note 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.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1.
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.
Subject Merrick, Joseph Carey, 1862-1890 -- Drama.
Neurofibromatosis -- Biography -- Drama.
Treves, Frederick, 1853-1923 -- Film adaptations.
Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999 -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Biographical films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Lynch, David, 1946- Screenwriter. Director.
Sanger, Jonathan. Producer.
De Vore, Christopher. Screenwriter.
Bergren, Eric. Screenwriter.
Hopkins, Anthony, 1937- Actor.
Hurt, John, 1940- Actor.
Bancroft, Anne, 1931-2005. Actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Treves, Frederick, 1853-1923. Elephant man.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999. Elephant man.
Brooksfilms (Firm)
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
ISBN 9780792173182
Standard No. 097360134742
Music No. 01347 Paramount

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