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The Resource The elephant man, Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production ; screenplay by Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; produced by Jonathan Sanger ; directed by David Lynch

The elephant man, Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production ; screenplay by Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; produced by Jonathan Sanger ; directed by David Lynch

Label
The elephant man
Title
The elephant man
Statement of responsibility
Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production ; screenplay by Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; produced by Jonathan Sanger ; directed by David Lynch
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Costume designer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Production company
Production designer
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
When the London surgeon Frederick Treves meets the freak-show performer John Merrick, who has severe skeletal and soft tissue deformities, he assumes that he must be intellectually disabled as well. As the two men spend more time together, though, Merrick reveals the intelligence, gentle nature, and profound sense of dignity that lie beneath his shocking appearance, and he and Treves develop a friendship
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Elephant man (Motion picture)
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-T-VlN0ea0s
Credits note
Director of photography, Freddie Francis ; editor, Anne V. Coates ; composer, John Morris ; production design, Stuart Craig ; costume designer, Patricia Norris
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
In English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.E54 2020
PerformerNote
Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1937-
  • 1940-2017
  • 1931-2005
  • 1904-2000
  • 1912-2003
  • 1926-2018
  • 1917-2007
  • 1942-
  • 1853-1923
  • 1905-1999
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  • Lynch, David
  • Sanger, Jonathan
  • De Vore, Christopher
  • Bergren, Eric
  • Hopkins, Anthony
  • Hurt, John
  • Bancroft, Anne
  • Gielgud, John
  • Hiller, Wendy
  • Morris, John
  • Francis, Freddie
  • Coates, Anne V.
  • Craig, Stuart
  • Norris, Patricia
  • Treves, Frederick
  • Montagu, Ashley
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Brooksfilms (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
123
Series statement
The Criterion Collection
Series volume
1051
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  • Merrick, Joseph Carey
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Abnormalities, Human
  • Merrick, Joseph Carey
  • Abnormalities, Human
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • England
Technique
live action
Label
The elephant man, Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production ; screenplay by Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; produced by Jonathan Sanger ; directed by David Lynch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title and credits from screen
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1980
  • Based on the books "The elephant man and other reminiscences" by Sir Frederick Treves, and "The elephant man : a study in human dignity" by Ashley Montagu
  • Wide screen (2.35:1 aspect ratio)
  • Booklet includes excerpts from an interview with Lynch from the 2005 edition of filmmaker and writer Chris Rodley's book Lynch on Lynch, and an 1886 letter to the editor of the London Times concerning Merrick, by Francis Culling Carr Gomm, chairman of the London Hospital
  • Special features: New 4K digital restoration; director David Lynch and critic Kristine McKenna reading from Room to Dream, a 2018 book they co-authored; archival interviews with Lynch, actor John Hurt, producers Mel Brooks and Jonathan Sanger, director of photography Freddie Francis, stills photographer Frank Connor, and makeup artist Christopher Tucker; audio recording from 1981 of an interview and Q&A with Lynch at the American Film Institute; The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed, a 2001 documentary about the film; Joseph Merrick: The Real Elephant Man, a 2005 program featuring archivist Jonathan Evans; Mike Figgis and David Lynch 2006; Clapper board; John Hurt; Skintricks: Christopher Tucker and John Hurt; trailer and radio spots
Accompanying material
1 booklet (36 pages ; illustrations ; 12 x 17 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1181960260
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
  • Director approved Blu-ray special edition.
  • Blu-ray edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (123 min.)
Isbn
9781681437668
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515251518
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC3188BD
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1181960260
System details
Blu-ray; region A; 16:9 wide screen presentation (2.35:1); stereo; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
The elephant man, Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production ; screenplay by Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; produced by Jonathan Sanger ; directed by David Lynch
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title and credits from screen
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1980
  • Based on the books "The elephant man and other reminiscences" by Sir Frederick Treves, and "The elephant man : a study in human dignity" by Ashley Montagu
  • Wide screen (2.35:1 aspect ratio)
  • Booklet includes excerpts from an interview with Lynch from the 2005 edition of filmmaker and writer Chris Rodley's book Lynch on Lynch, and an 1886 letter to the editor of the London Times concerning Merrick, by Francis Culling Carr Gomm, chairman of the London Hospital
  • Special features: New 4K digital restoration; director David Lynch and critic Kristine McKenna reading from Room to Dream, a 2018 book they co-authored; archival interviews with Lynch, actor John Hurt, producers Mel Brooks and Jonathan Sanger, director of photography Freddie Francis, stills photographer Frank Connor, and makeup artist Christopher Tucker; audio recording from 1981 of an interview and Q&A with Lynch at the American Film Institute; The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed, a 2001 documentary about the film; Joseph Merrick: The Real Elephant Man, a 2005 program featuring archivist Jonathan Evans; Mike Figgis and David Lynch 2006; Clapper board; John Hurt; Skintricks: Christopher Tucker and John Hurt; trailer and radio spots
Accompanying material
1 booklet (36 pages ; illustrations ; 12 x 17 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1181960260
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
  • Director approved Blu-ray special edition.
  • Blu-ray edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (123 min.)
Isbn
9781681437668
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515251518
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC3188BD
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1181960260
System details
Blu-ray; region A; 16:9 wide screen presentation (2.35:1); stereo; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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