#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – John Merrick (whose real name was Joseph, as this is based on a true story) is an intelligent and friendly man, but he is hated by his Victorian-era English society because he is severely deformed. Once he is discovered by a doctor, however, he is saved from his life in a freak show and he is treated like the human being that he really is.
Plot: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his “owner” as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.
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If Your Life Sucks Watch This Movie
‘I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!’
John Merrick (as portrayed in The Elephant Man)
‘If Your Life Sucks, Watch this Movie’ ‘The Elephant Man,’ directed by David Lynch and written by Sir Frederick Treves and Ashley Montagu, is a macabre story about Dr. Frederick ‘Freddie’ Treves (Anthony Hopkins) who shows compassion for a man with Proteous Syndrome John Merrick (John Hurt). The story is based on the true account of John Merrick’s life as a side show freak in the nineteenth century. The viewer is taken on a journey of a man trying to regain some self-respect and the doctor who is helping him to do so.
If you are like me and in a bad space in your life, watch this movie. Although a depressing film there are brief moments of hope with the interaction of Merrick and Treves. But, mostly it is scene after scene of abuse, torture and the dark side of human nature. This is not a movie that a viewer is going to want to watch time and time again. Watching this movie is like being drug through a crime scene, most don’t want to look but most can’t help themselves. After viewing the film, I felt a lot better about my life, and right now I am unemployed, fat and alone.
That being said, the movie taken as a work of art was excellent. The black and white cinematography really added to the Victorian feel of the nineteenth century. The character development was superb and the acting of Hopkins and Hurt phenomenal. The makeup and costuming was dark as the film itself and the direction by Lynch, using his signature ‘dream’ scenes only added to the dimness of the entire film. I highly recommend this film once because it is beautifully directed and a great story. But, unless you are a masochist, once is enough.
I just watched this movie last night and i must say… it touched me in a way no other movie has… some of the scenes even brought me to tears, which has never happened to me before…. John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins are simple incredible, and this movie is just filled with unforgettable scenes….
but like some people have mentioned here before, it is an incredibly hard movie to watch, especially after you realize what a sweet, kind, smart and innocent man John Merrick was, it is often painful to watch the way he’s treated by some people, and like Hopkins says after he sees him for the first time “I pray to god that he’s an idiot”, sadly, he is everything but that…
10/10, no question
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 4 min (124 min)
Genre Biography, Drama
Director David Lynch
Writer Christopher De Vore (screenplay), Eric Bergren (screenplay), David Lynch (screenplay), Frederick Treves (book), Ashley Montagu (in part on the book “The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity”)
Actors Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud
Country USA, UK
Awards Nominated for 8 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 14 nominations.
Production Company Paramount
Sound Mix Mono (Criterion Collection), Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Rank Film Laboratories, Denham, UK (processing)
Film Length 3,390 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman Plus-X 5231)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2020 remaster), Dolby Vision, Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm