The Elephant Man1980
"The Elephant Man" (also known as "Elefantenmensch, Der") is a Biography/Drama/History film directed by David Lynch, and written by Christopher De Vore (screenplay) and Ashley Montagu (book "The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity"), released on October 03 of 1980 in the USA , starring Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller and Freddie Jones.
I am not an animal! I am a human being! I...am...a man!
Who directed "The Elephant Man":
The Elephant Man was directed by David Lynch, an American director, writer, actor, producer, cinematographer, and composer.
Before directing The Elephant Man, David Lynch had directed Eraserhead, released in 1977. Since, he directed Dune, released in 1984, Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), Mulholland Dr. (2001), and Inland Empire (2006).
When was "The Elephant Man" released:
The Elephant Man was initally released in the United States on Friday, October 03, 1980. Other films released on Friday, October 03, 1980 are Amator (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski), The First Deadly Sin (dir. Brian G. Hutton), and The Man with Bogart's Face (dir. Robert Day). This was thirty-nine (39) years ago.
It has been released on Thursday, January 08, 1981 in France; Friday, February 13, 1981 in Germany; Friday, March 06, 1981 in Italy; Thursday, January 15, 1981 in Australia and on Saturday, May 09, 1981 in Japan.
Who is at the casting of "The Elephant Man":
At the casting of The Elephant Man we find Anthony Hopkins, previously seen in Magic (1978) and International Velvet (1978); John Hurt (Alien (1979), The Lord of the Rings (1978)); Anne Bancroft (Fatso (1980), The Turning Point (1977)) [ more... ]
- Anne Bancroft and Phoebe Nicholls can both be seen in The Pumpkin Eater, released in 1964.
- Freddie Jones and Anthony Hopkins have both also be seen in All Creatures Great and Small, released in 1975.
- John Standing and Patsy Smart also worked together in The Legacy, released in 1978.
- Dexter Fletcher and John Standing have both also be seen in The Man Who Knew Too Little, released in 1997.
What is the Storyline of "The Elephant Man":
London Hospital surgeon Frederick Treves discovers John Merrick in a Victorian freak show in London's East End, where he is managed by the brutish Bytes. Merrick is deformed to the point that he must wear a hood and cap when in public, and Bytes claims he is an imbecile. Treves is professionally intrigued by Merrick's condition and pays Bytes to bring him to the Hospital so that he can examine him. There, Treves presents Merrick to his colleagues in a lecture theatre, displaying him as a physiological [...]
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