David Lynch's The Elephant Man Original Movie Poster * JOHN HURT * 27" x 40" Rare 1980 Mint Condition. Large Wall Size measures 27" inches wide by 40" inches high , no folds ~ Rolled. Original Official Release One Sheet Theatrical Poster for the 1980 U.S. theater release of the film " The Elephant Man ". The Elephant Man is a 1980 drama film based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London. The film was directed by David Lynch and stars John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Michael Elphick, Hannah Gordon and Freddie Jones. The screenplay was adapted by Lynch, Christopher De Vore and Eric Bergren from the books The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences (1923) by Frederick Treves and The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity (1971) by Ashley Montagu. It was shot in black-and-white. The Elephant Man was a critical and commercial success. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor. Christopher Tucker made and applied the make-up and prosthetics to Hurt, and outrage was expressed that the Academy would not honour his work, which was found revolutionary. In response to this, the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling was created the following year. The film also won the BAFTA Awards for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Production Design. This Original Poster is printed in Brilliant Beautiful Razor-sharp B&W Tri-tone production on thick advertising poster stock paper and is Rolled with no folds. Rare , Authentic , The Elephant Man Original Collectible of an acclaimed dramatic film. Ready for framing or simply hang as is. Great for an Apartment or Den , Entertainment Room or Office. This is a Very Rare Original One-Sheet Movie Poster. Will be gently rolled in a heavy duty tube and shipped Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation / Tracking. This Original Poster is in Mint Condition. Email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all ). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.