The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man (1980)
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication.The Elephant Man featuring Anthony Hopkins and John Hurt is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, free on PlutoTV, streaming with subscription on DIRECTV Stream, and 5 others. It's a biography and drama movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (247,032 votes).
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Coming into this from Eraserhead you can start to ID some of Lynch's stylistic techniques.His signature surrealism takes a back seat in The Elephant Man but finds its way into the film before the credits roll. The scene in question proves to be one of the most hauntingly beautiful sequences of The Elephant Man.Young Anthony Hopkins is wonderful and John Hurt is tenderly superb. Relatively linear compared to Eraserhead.Oh yeah, the prosthetics. Gosh dang Christopher Tucker did an amazing job.Lynch is also on point with his sound design in this film.Finally, David Lynch really, really hates industrialization, huh?Excited to move on to Dune.
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Available to watch free online (PlutoTV).
Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel and DIRECTV STREAM).
Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Apple TV, Prime Video, and 2 others).
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#7 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#38 Ranked in Biography Movies
#90 Ranked in Adaptation Movies
The Elephant Man has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (247,032 votes). The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication.