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Title The elephant man [videorecording] / Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production ; screenplay by Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; produced by Jonathan Sanger ; directed by David Lynch.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library DVD    ELE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Edition Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (123 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
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Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
stamping rdapm
black and white
monochrome rdacc
Description digital rdatr
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Dolby digital 2.0
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DVD video
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Series The Criterion collection ; 1051
Criterion collection ; 1051.
System Details DVD, region 1,16:9 widescreen presentation (2.35:1); Dolby Digital stereo.
Language English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones.
Credits Director of photography, Freddie Francis ; editor, Anne V. Coates ; composer, John Morris ; production design, Stuart Craig ; costume designer, Patricia Norris.
Note 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.
Title and credits from screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
Summary When the London surgeon Frederick Treves meets the freak-show performer John Merrick, who has severe skeletal and soft tissue deformities, he assumes that he must be intellectually disabled as well. As the two men spend more time together, though, Merrick reveals the intelligence, gentle nature, and profound sense of dignity that lie beneath his shocking appearance, and he and Treves develop a friendship.
Note 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.
Contents Disc one. [Feature film; Trailer and radio spots] -- Disc two. [Special features].
Subject Merrick, Joseph Carey, 1862-1890 -- Drama.
Neurofibromatosis -- Biography -- Drama.
Abnormalities, Human -- Patients -- England -- Drama.
Genre/Form Biographical films.
Historical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Lynch, David, 1946- film director, screenwriter.
Sanger, Jonathan, film producer.
De Vore, Christopher, screenwriter.
Bergren, Eric, screenwriter.
Coates, Anne V., editor of moving image work.
Craig, Stuart, 1942- production designer.
Norris, Patricia, costume designer.
Francis, Freddie, 1917-2007, director of photography.
Hopkins, Anthony, 1937- actor.
Morris, John, 1926-2018, composer (expression)
Hurt, John, 1940-2017, actor.
Bancroft, Anne, 1931-2005, actor.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000, actor.
Hiller, Wendy, 1912-2003, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Treves, Frederick, 1853-1923. Elephant man.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999. Elephant man.
Paramount Pictures Corporation, film distributor.
Brooksfilms (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Elephant man (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781681437675
Standard No. 715515251617
Music No. CC3189DDVD The Criterion Collection

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