With John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones
Directed by David Lynch

The tragic real English case of John Merrick in the Victorian period is a heartbreaking story of an intelligent man discriminated against for his extremely deformed appearance. Taken under the wing of a doctor who saved him from a freak side-show, he restores the man's dignity and he becomes a society darling - and indirectly a novelty as he was before, the patrons now merely from the upper class. All the actors deliver incredible performances. Big Hollywood players like Mel Brooks backed this film and made a great choice to use David Lynch, whose dark black & white atmosphere from his debut feature
Eraserhead translated well into the squalor of the new industrial era.

5 / B
- PB

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- C

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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