100 Movie Quotes: John Merrick: “I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.” – Nominated.
The first thing you will notice about The Elephant Man is that it is filmed in black and white . This decision, one that we rarely see today, makes the film immediately unique. It stands out because without the distraction of color, the picture is more direct and engaging.
The skeleton of Joseph Merrick, known as the Elephant Man, has been preserved at the Royal London Hospital ever since 1890, the year of his death.
Merrick, and he came to the ultimate conclusion that, upon dislocating his neck through the sheer weight of his own head, “Thus it came about that his death was due to the desire that had dominated his life—the pathetic but hopeless desire to be ‘like other people’.”
Cast (in credits order) verified as complete
|Anthony Hopkins||Dr. Frederick Treves|
|Nula Conwell||Nurse Kathleen|
|Tony London||Young Porter|
|Bernadette Milnes||1st Fighting Woman|