Directed by David Lynch
The Elephant Man
Directed by David Lynch • 1980 • United States
Starring John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft
David Lynch brings his eye for the uncanny to this sensitive retelling of the life of John Merrick (John Hurt), a Victorian-era British man whose severe facial deformities made him a social outcast, but whose intelligence and gentle spirit were recognized by a London surgeon. Channeling the dream-state expressionism of silent cinema via cinematographer Freddie Francis’s gorgeous black-and-white cinematography, THE ELEPHANT MAN is a triumph of Hollywood filmmaking shot through with avant-garde vision, earning eight Academy Award nominations, including best picture, director, and actor.
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Directed by David Lynch • 1997 • United States
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