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The Resource The elephant man, Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production ; screenplay by Christopher DeVore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; produced by Jonathan Sanger ; directed by David Lynch, (videorecording)

The elephant man, Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production ; screenplay by Christopher DeVore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; produced by Jonathan Sanger ; directed by David Lynch, (videorecording)

Label
The elephant man
Title
The elephant man
Statement of responsibility
Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production ; screenplay by Christopher DeVore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; produced by Jonathan Sanger ; directed by David Lynch
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
NTG
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Freddie Francis ; film editor, Anne V. Coats ; music, John Morris
Language note
  • Language tracks: English, French; English subtitles
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1937-
  • 1940-2017
  • 1931-2005
  • 1904-
  • 1912-2003
  • 1853-1923
  • 1905-1999
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lynch, David
  • Hopkins, Anthony
  • Hurt, John
  • Bancroft, Anne
  • Gielgud, John
  • Hiller, Wendy
  • Treves, Frederick
  • Montagu, Ashley
  • Brooksfilms (Firm)
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
Runtime
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Merrick, Joseph Carey
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Biographical films
  • Feature films
  • Films for the hearing impaired
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The elephant man, Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production ; screenplay by Christopher DeVore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; produced by Jonathan Sanger ; directed by David Lynch, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1980
  • For specific features see interactive menu
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
ocm48647781
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc [123 min.]
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9780792173182
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360134742
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
01347
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 421118
  • (Sirsi) o48647781
  • (Sirsi) ADM-5386
System details
DVD format
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
The elephant man, Paramount ; a Brooksfilms production ; screenplay by Christopher DeVore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch ; produced by Jonathan Sanger ; directed by David Lynch, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • 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
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1980
  • For specific features see interactive menu
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
ocm48647781
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc [123 min.]
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9780792173182
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360134742
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
01347
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 421118
  • (Sirsi) o48647781
  • (Sirsi) ADM-5386
System details
DVD format
Video recording format
laserdisc

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