The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man (1980)

Genres - Biography, Drama, History  |   Sub-Genres - Biographical Film  |   Release Date - Oct 10, 1980  |   Run Time - 124 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The Elephant Man is a 1980 American historical drama film about Joseph Merrick (whom the script calls John Merrick), a severely deformed man in late 19th century London. The film was directed by David Lynch and stars John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Michael Elphick, Hannah Gordon and Freddie Jones. It was produced by Jonathan Sanger.

The screenplay was adapted by Lynch, Christopher De Vore and Eric Bergren from Frederick Treves’s The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences (1923) and Ashley Montagu’s The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity (1971). It was shot in black-and-white and featured make-up work by Christopher Tucker.

The Elephant Man was a critical and commercial success with eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor. After receiving widespread criticism for failing to honor the film's make-up effects, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was prompted to create the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling the following year. The film also won the BAFTA Awards for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Production Design and was nominated for Golden Globe awards. It also won a French César Award for Best Foreign Film.

Movie Info

Budget

$5,000,000

Box Office

$26,023,860

Tags

19th Century, British, Cult, Curiosity, Dark, Dignity, Disfigurement, Exploitation, Freak, Hospital, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Physical Deformity, Sideshow, Spiritual/Religious, True Stories

Attributes

Filming Location: London
Narrative Location: London
Subject: cruelty, disability, Joseph Merrick, social exclusion
Time Period: 18th century, Victorian era

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Az elefántember
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Človek slon
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Čovjek slon
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Człowiek słoń
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Der Elefantenmensch
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Drambliažmogis
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El hombre elefante
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Elefantmanden
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Elefantmannen
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Elefanttimies
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Elephant Man
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Fil Adam
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Fil odam
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Fílamaðurinn
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Ish Ha-Peel
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L'home elefant
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L'homme éléphant
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Người Voi
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O Homem Elefante
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Omul elefant
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Sloní muz
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Sloní Muž
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The Elephant Man
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Ο άνθρωπος ελέφαντας
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Людина-слон
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Человек-слон
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Човек-слон
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Човекът-слон
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エレファント・マン
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象人
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엘리펀트 맨
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