• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Elephant manFilm Review 'The Elephant Man' is an emotional rollercoaster about two men struggling

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Elephant man Film Review 'The Elephant Man' is an emotional rollercoaster about two men struggling to change the world's view on physical disabilities. It is a remarkable story that is heart rendering from beginning to end. 'The Elephant Man' was released in 1980, after Mel Brooks had fought for years to bring this masterpiece to life. David Lynch, director and John Morris, composer of music teamed up with John Hurt (John Merrick) and Anthony Hopkins (Dr Treeves) managed to make this film bring itself to be nominated for 8 Oscars. The first time we met 'The Elephant Man', he is in the circus and is being repeatedly beaten by his owner, 'Bytes'. As John was in a very bad condition, Dr Treeves who had heard of and seen John at a previous show asked Bytes, John's owner, if he could take John to the hospital to try to diagnose him and show his colleagues too. ...read more.

Middle

John is a caring and appreciative man who is just out to try and make friends with the world. He only wants, throughout the whole film, to be accepted for who he is and not to be judged for what he looks like. Dr Treeves is a very friendly, sympathetic man. He rescues John and makes sure he is well looked after from when he first meets him until his dieing day. He is intrigued at John's disease yet he cares for him as though he was a brother. To be able to appreciate David Lynch's directorial value, it is necessary to write a close analysis of a scene. The scene I have chosen is the strongest scene were the porter and the others are abusing John. This scene is a very powerful, heart-wrenching scene. In this scene the hospital porter has offered to take some people in to John's own room to see him. ...read more.

Conclusion

He has just received a grooming kit and is using it to groom himself. When the other people come in it is the complete contrast to the happiest time of his life which he is living in. John was showing that he was a 'true' gentleman and then these 'spectators' come into his own private room and abuse him. The women that come into his room allow some of the men to grow and kiss them which makes them look really cheap and as if they are prostitutes. The use of the mirror to show John what he looks like is very harsh, this is defiantly the low point of his life. The director tries to show the contrast between the happiest point in his life and the lowest when all of these people come in and abuse him. David Lynch does this very well and so it makes this scene in particular very emotional. I enjoyed this film very much. It is defiantly a must see film even though there will be no dry eyes in the room. By Jane Hayward ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Aldous Huxley section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Aldous Huxley essays

  1. Language investigation on two magazines, 'Top gear' and 'classic cars'

    In the centre of the page is the title 'Wine, women & sports cars', highlighting what men stereotypically hold important as conversational points. 'Wine' in place of alcohol in general, however wine adds a sense of sophistication and class, focusing and reinforcing the' Gentlemen' target audience.

  2. Romeo and Juliet Film Review

    Other examples include long shots of Verona which are shown very often all through the film, where you can see two big buildings, one with a Montague sign and the other one with a Capulet and a twirl of the camera as transitions between scenes.

  1. Jaws - analyse the way that the director builds suspense and scares the audience ...

    In some cases we see severed limbs, and at one point, a head! This allows the audiences imagination to conceive their own ideas which are probably more horrific than reality, such as gory images of decapitation. Chief Brodys personal fear is increased when he researches just what sharks are actually

  2. Explain how the director presents the James Bond genre in the cinematic trailers for ...

    All of the trailers have explosion sound effects that will excite the audience and create yet another dangerous atmosphere. Narrative theory is the study of narratives and it can be applied to films. "Die Another Day" is a narrative film and it employs certain methods to get the story across to the audience.

  1. Analyse the ways that the director builds suspense and scares the audience in the ...

    The audience will have no idea what is going to happen. At this stage, Spielberg does two things. Create a false alarm, and nothing happens or he makes an attack. The audience will not know whether it will be an attack or a feint, which is why the music is so effective.

  2. James Bond - Bond(TM)s female characters are fully liberated women. They use Bond. Consider ...

    This could also show that it isn't that the women can't resist Bond, but they don't want to resist Bond as she gave in so easily. This also signals Pussy's change of sides and she helps to stop Goldfinger. When we next see her she is wearing light colours and this is symbolic of her change to the good side.

  1. James bond review

    Roger Moore is considered to have brought the most tongue-in-cheek humour to the role of James Bond. There is a considerable difference between the way Moore portrayed the character and the darkness and mystery that Daniel Craig uses, because Moore portrayed him with a cheeky, chirpy personality, whereas Craig sees James Bond with more of a dark, confident, cocky personality.

  2. top gear review

    "31 years!"), the progress of the three was enchantingly captured and screamingly funny. We ended up with a Hilux and outboard motor from Clarkson; a VW camper van which was streamlined, propellered, weighted and turned into a narrow boat by Hammond; and, true to his laid-back persona (which extends to

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work