The elephant man [videorecording] / Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production ; screenplay by Christopher DeVore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; produced by Jonathan Sanger ; directed by David Lynch.
Contributor(s): Lynch, David | Hopkins, Anthony | Hurt, John | Bancroft, Anne | Gielgud, John, Sir | Hiller, Wendy | Treves, Frederick. Elephant man | Montagu, Ashley. Elephant man | Brooksfilms (Firm) | Paramount Pictures Corporation.Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2001Edition: Widescreen version.Description: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 079217318X.Subject(s): Merrick, Joseph Carey, 1862 or 3-1890 -- Drama | Neurofibromatosis -- Biography -- Drama | Biographical films | Feature films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedGenre/Form: Feature films.DDC classification: 616.99383
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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.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Restricted to home use or face to face teaching.
Director of photography, Freddie Francis ; film editor, Anne V. Coats ; music, John Morris.
Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller.
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.
DVD. Dolby Surround.
Language tracks: English, French; English subtitles.