The Elephant Man

This is a true and sad story of life actually existed in the 19th century man, John Merrick, suffering from a rare disease caused terrible deformations of the body. A young surgeon Trives, seeing this miserable and wretched creature in the shed, buys it from the owner of purely scientific interest, but surprised to discover in him a man intellectually developed and spiritually. Professional interest is replaced by compassion, the phenomenon is becoming fashionable in the high society, the Queen herself is blessing to leave him in the hospital forever...

  • David Lynch

Release Date: 1980-10-10
IMDb icon 8.1/10
  • Country: GB, US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $5,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $26,020,641
Bunnie Romano
01 February 2014 | 02:42

-Dad, I saw elephant Man.
-Mmm... what the main idea?
Well... that looks — not important.
-Yes, it correctly.

Dr. Trius accidentally finds in a Victorian circus freaks pores fearsome creation, has received at the birth of the nickname the elephant Man. Monstrous baggy growths hills cover its frail body, which keeps on imagine it. the genetic burden of ugliness. Beautiful and manly face of Merrick's distorted cones like fungi settled on his forehead. One arm longer than the other, the body as if driven, as a nail, in wood and immediately pulled out, shaking a hammer in all sides to give the nail the greatest ugliness. This Merrick differs from the bearded woman, the bastard midget or tranny with a wooden leg. But there are something else: The layers collapsed from time gowns and rotten rags, hiding the pathology of the protagonist in Merrick hides a vulnerable, innocent and educated young man who is forced to exist in peeling cracked the shell.

Interpreting the real story of Joseph Merrick, David Lynch contrasts Merrick with the moral ugliness of society where it plays a decisive role in the appearance and status, but not spiritual qualities. The ruthless owner of the circus freaks, conceited doctor, dissolute and cowardly watchdog. Merrick becomes the object of curiosity, greed, ridicule and cruelty, but not love and respect. The climax of the film falls on the moment where the main character accidentally knocks on the street a little girl, and blinded by anger and misunderstanding people jumped on the poor Merrick. Here Lynch shows that the Merrick not place in this society, in which he for all will be not Joseph Merrick, and the elephant Man, and will forever remain so. People are not can do not want to see the internal people first quality, and only then to notice something else.

According to the truth is, the word or picture — a mild form of education, but The Elephant Man is having a certain effect. Here why this film should look, because kindness, compassion and love — the most important quality of a person — should not disappear.

Zarla Ofilia
12 August 2018 | 07:18

- and what now People?.. — and no for what; for nothing take! — well as well! so don't taken. from everyone has their price. — we — Thanksgiving. — well, even symbolically.. — You can just us thank you.. — Oh no! come tomorrow.

To write about such works as "the elephant Man" David Lynch — anyway, that stop in the hydrochloric acid or the hive of wild bees. about the same do you feel watching this movie. No, no demons, gipermagniemia, spiders, cannibals, — only one monster. Human environment generated from many organisms and species, never stayed there: amazing people, distinguished by their originality and pretentious opposition to the rules — always had. But, what is the attitude to such kind of Miracles?.. I lost to wonder who reminds me more of the main character, and just realized — this is the true Akaky, released in the Gogol "the Overcoat". Chilly wind, pavement, snow and one inevitable — right to WIFE.. Or — the right to be Hperson, and therefore be able to live?.. Or — to be Ha person; and live as Hthe person?..

The most important "neogenic nightmare" what is happening is to recognize one feeling, don't leaving almost up to the final credits and some, completely taking away from world itself, the moment in the end — exactly Lynch: so here, the feeling is  with emotion! Like you got into the frozen pit, up to the top of the feet 6, to hold only for the near driftwood, right and the that's off by the roots; and, behold, you are looking for the leaden sky at the top, inhale the musty and pungent humus, think, and, perhaps, and it is necessary? maybe it easier? Dostoevsky said unless will defend their right to title "have the right", — he will the other series "trembling creatures" kicking on the shortcomings of others, not seeing log in his; making fun of the misfortunes of others, holding on your place personal belongings causal; humiliating his neighbor, the most, relegating himself to the level of roadside worm, which crush-no need for not to that.

Monster — this is a Man who wants to cultivate in themselves Evil; the bringer of destruction in the only link that left; under scathing zero what is intended to provide the acquisition of Good, but not a final separation from him; the monstrous and monstrosity lies not in eyes Shine, not in it will turn brown cheeks, not in tcennosti lips, not in the neatness of the nose, not in the hair styling. The ugliness is hidden inside; and pig face that often ripens under carefully induced halftones, zakryvaya it — pig face and the real, first-class ugly always emerges to the outside and leaked from the inside, trying to find a similar..

I'm not going to discuss here the Genius of Lynch, who without excessive praises all long been clear; not going to say how great this set picture not catch compliments to the actor's work, completing the entire beauty and the vividness of what is happening; I just say, remember who was zadumanna and try to return it yourself.

9 of the 10

Faith Mauceri
25 July 2017 | 08:07

After his highly acclaimed directorial debut. Grotesque, absurd, surreal paintings "eraserhead", David Lynch for the invitation of the famous comedian and producer Mel Brooks was designed for a much more extensive public. And the success has surpassed all of expectations. The film has received good criticism, fully recouped its budget and deserve as much 8 nominations for the Academy awards. Don't have received, but nomination is too bad.

The film is based on the biographies of famous resident of the Victorian era of Joseph Merrick. And as a literary source is taken book by Dr. Frederick Trusa studied Merrick and his unusual disease. However despite the real, David Lynch added fiction for more dramatization of the story. And also not without brand symbolic signs, which have become the hallmark of the Director.

Joseph Merrick was a man with horrible deformed appearance. He was so terrible that it except miracle called. The only means of existence for him was the part in circus popular those days, "freak show". But later under the support of the Royal hospital, and his story spread throughout the England. The story is simple, but depth more than it may seem on first glance. David Lynch in a philosophical manner considering the nature of man, as internal and external. It is reflected in the characters of the tape. People with and horrible intimidating appearance, is very kind and naive person. And people with regular appearance, appear the real monsters.

To make the film special a depressive atmosphere, it was decided to remove the picture in black-and-white film. This sometimes interfered with viewing. According to their style tape recalls similar works of American cinema of the 1930s. Apparently the author drew in their inspiration. In General, the visual design can be a serious obstacle for many viewers.

John hurt is a great actor for his long career has played many interesting characters. But this role is probably the best in his life. Under a giant layer of makeup it absolutely not know. However, this does not prevent him to demonstrate the nature of your character, to convey its feelings and emotions. And make it so that watching his performance at my heart ached. Gorgeous disclosure of image. Young Anthony Hopkins have then showed his remarkable acting talent. Sincerely, with feeling fully. Not say that this role was outstanding, but it was a significant step in his acting career.

the elephant Man is a terrible, depressing, but with this sentimental and touching life drama. Biography of an extraordinary man with an unusual destiny. Filled with deep philosophical meaning, ethics and morality. The film makes a strong impression and leaves much food for thought. The author's style of ribbon is not suitable for everyone. But as a significant example of cinematic art it worth watching.

7 out of 10

How much has The Elephant Man made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $26,020,641.
How much did it cost to make The Elephant Man?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $5,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Elephant Man?
This tv-show was directed by David Lynch.
What is the genre of The Elephant Man?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Biography, Best Biography Movies, Best History Movies.
Who starred in The Elephant Man?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller.
What is The Elephant Man IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 8.1.
When was The Elephant Man released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1980-10-10.