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The Elephant Man (1980): “People are frightened by what they don’t understand.”

David Lynch’s The Elephant Man (1980) portrays the true story of John Merrick (John Hurt), named as such due to his physical deformities which included malformed bones, sagging skin, and swollen growths over 90% of his body. In the film, Merrick is being displayed at a ‘freak show’, for all of 19th century London to […]