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

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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.

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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.

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