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The Elephant Man

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Setenza, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. Setenza

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    I have just watched this film for the second time in my life. The first being when it was released on video for rental in the early 80's.

    Is this one of the finest explorations into the nature of humanity, shown in a stark and remorseless fashion, or is it nothing more than a finely choreographed and shameless manipulations of our feelings, with nothing more to say than the obvious.

    Opinions please.

    As for me, to coin a phrase, "I cried like a pussy" ;)
     
  2. adox

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    that`s how i read it. a brilliant piece of film making.
     
  3. Garrett

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    Never seen a pussy crying.

    A friend of mine bought the DVD for me at Christmas knowing my fondness for the movie, and I watched it Boxing Day. I though it only got me at the end, how wrong I was it got me all over the show and especially the bit where John Merrick he was looking at Hanna Gordon’s and Anthony Hopkins pictures my tears were as hot as lava flows.
    It demonstrate the depths and heights of humanity, and illustrates that it is not always on the outside that counts but on the inside. What is that quotation “I have seen the monsters and they are us”?
    Despite of me watching a number of times it is an other masterful piece of movie making that never fails to gets me every time.

    It was also in my top 10 film that we had not so long since http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=60706.
     
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    Once again, this movie illustrates the genius that is David Lynch.

    Before I got my receiver/speakers, I almost bought the R2, but now I'm holding out for the R1 to drop in price as it is in 5.1 and has a nice set of extras :)
     
  5. billduff

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    DVD-Soon have it for about £9.

    Check HERE
     
  6. Rambo John J

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    I think the films heart is definitely in the right place. In fact, it's not a film it's a work of art.





    They needed to exploit the fairground freaks a bit more though, in a tasteful Tod Browning kind of way.
     
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    God, I haven't seen this movie in years. I guess it's time for another viewing.
     

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