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Title The elephant man / Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production ; screenplay by Christopher DeVore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; produced by Jonathan Sanger ; directed by David Lynch.

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


Location Call No. Status
Edition Widescreen version.
Physical description 1 videodisc (123 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
monochrome rdacc
Notes 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.
Special features: Interview with academy award winning make-up artist Christopher Tucker ; retrospective cast & crew interviews ; narrated photo gallery ; theatrical trailer ; interactive menus.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
Credits Director of photography, Freddie Francis ; film editor, Anne V. Coats ; music, John Morris ; make-up artist, Christopher Tucker.
Performers Cast: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller.
Summary Based on a true story in 19th century England, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, afflicted with neurofibromastosis and known as the "Elephant Man." He is discovered and rescued by a dedicated surgeon from his life as a circus freak, and is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity.
System notes DVD.
Language notes English and French language tracks with optional subtitles in English.
Other author Lynch, David, 1946-
Hopkins, Anthony, 1937-
Hurt, John, 1940-2017.
Bancroft, Anne, 1931-2005.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Hiller, Wendy, 1912-2003.
Sanger, Jonathan.
Tucker, Christopher.
Treves, Frederick, 1853-1923. Elephant man.
Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999. Elephant man.
Brooksfilms (Firm)
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Subject Merrick, Joseph Carey, 1862-1890. -- Drama.
Abnormalities, Human -- Drama.
Neurofibromatosis -- Drama.
Freak shows -- Drama.
ISBN 079217318X
Publisher Number 01347 Paramount