“I am not an animal! I am a human being! I…am…a man !”
An impressive piece of movie poster artwork for the 2004 Japanese re-release for David Lynch’s Oscar winning masterpiece…“The Elephant Man”. The black & white design of this B2 (to complement the actual movie) depicts The Elephant Man, Joseph ‘John’ Merrick swathed in sack cloth and features silver foil detailing with artwork unique to the Japanese release. A rare poster and particularly sought after. Originally rolled (as issued) this presents and displays to excellent effect and represents a beautiful item of original film memorabilia with striking imagery for one of the finest & thought provoking films ever made.
Trivia: Sir Anthony Hopkins‘ portrayal of Dr. Frederick Treves in this movie, is reportedly what inspired Jonathan Demme to cast him as the evil Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). (Hopkins later said that he felt the sharing-and-caring role of Dr. Frederick Treves a rather dull one.)…more detail
1980, 2004 Release
Japanese B2 (20" x 28.5")
Near Mint / Originally rolled (as issued)
Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Freddie Jones, John Gielgud, John Hurt, Michael Elphick, Wendy Hiller