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Nov 10, 2017RoyalJellyIII rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The Elephant Man is a film of incredible passion and power. David Lynch's film is shot in black and white which gives a Victorian feel to the era depicted, but also gives a startling chiaroscuro visual to many scenes. Much of the information about the life of Mr. Merrick was obtained from accounts written by Dr. Treves, who became so celebrated that he was chosen to be Royal Physician, so it is perhaps not surprising that Treves comes off well in this film. The central performances are by John Hurt as Merrick and Anthony Hopkins as Treves, and they are both absolutely stunning. I have viewed the film a half-dozen times, and there are moments that I am moved every single time.