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The elephant man [videorecording] / Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production
DVDs DVDs | Paramount Pictures | c2001 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD E DRAMA)
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Adult DVD-Feature Film DVD E DRAMA CHECK SHELF

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Imprint
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2001.
Edition
Widescreen version.
Descript
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series
Widescreen DVD collection
System Det
DVD; Dolby Digital, English 5.1 surround and Dolby surround, French mono.
Note
Includes English and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English.
Closed-captioned.
Cast
Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller.
Credits
Screenplay, Christopher DeVore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; producer, Jonathan Sanger ; director, David Lynch ; director of photography, Freddie Francis ; film editor, Anne V. Coats ; music, John Morris.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
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.
Audience
MPAA rating: PG.
Summary
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.
Note
Special features: theatrical trailer ; retrospective interviews ; interview with the make-up artist ; narrated photo gallery.
Local Note
MW, 10-06
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ISBN
079217318X
ISBN/ISSN
097360134742
Music #
01347 Paramount
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