History YMMV / TheElephantMan

17th Nov '17 1:30:58 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* AwesomeMoments: John ''finally'' letting loose after being cornered by the crowd. "I AM NOT AN ELEPHANT! I AM NOT AN ANIMAL! [[TearJerker I...am...a human being...I...am...a man..."

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* AwesomeMoments: John ''finally'' letting loose after being cornered by the crowd. "I AM NOT AN ELEPHANT! I AM NOT AN ANIMAL! [[TearJerker I...am...a human being...I...am...a man...""]]
17th Nov '17 1:30:38 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* AwesomeMoments: John ''finally'' letting loose after being cornered by the crowd. "I AM NOT AN ELEPHANT! I AM NOT AN ANIMAL! [[TearJerker I...am...a human being...I...am...a man..."


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* SignatureScene: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF19L00KbAI train station scene.]] [[TearJerker Bring tissues.]]


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* TheScrappy: If you don't want to strangle those [[KidsAreCruel goddamn kids]] in the train station asking Merrick [[KickTheDog "Mister, why's your head so big?"]] after watching this movie, you probably didn't ''watch'' this movie.
16th Oct '17 8:54:15 AM ANewMan
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* MoralEventHorizon: "Sunny" Jim the Night Porter letting drunken citizens in to see and harass Merrick for both money and FortheEvulz is rightfully deemed unforgivable by Dr. Treves when he learns of it. In the film novelization, Treves even ''tries to kill Jim'' in his outrage over it.
30th Sep '17 11:59:53 AM NWolfman
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* AwesomeMusic: John Morris's mournful score, equal parts CreepyCircusMusic and TearJerker

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* AwesomeMusic: John Morris's mournful score, equal parts CreepyCircusMusic and TearJerkermournful, [[TearJerker tragic]] [[CreepyCircusMusic circus music]] score.
27th Feb '17 3:54:20 PM GothicProphet
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* TheWoobie: John could hardly be more so.

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* TheWoobie: John could hardly be more so.so.
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7th Jan '17 5:50:04 PM DoctorCooper
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Oh God yes.

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* %%* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Oh God yes.
30th Dec '16 12:50:31 AM creader
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* HumansAreBastards / RousseauWasRight: Both in the same scene at times.



* NightmareFuel: Though Merrick is the "freak", what the "normal" people do to him is a mix of TearJerker with pure horror.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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Though Merrick is the "freak", what the "normal" people do to him is a mix of TearJerker with pure horror.



* TearJerker:
** The final scene of the movie. [[spoiler: Merrick had just had the best day of his life after being invited to an Opera by a beautiful woman who seemed to care about him, and given a ''standing ovation'' by the audience when pointed to as a member of note. He goes to his bed and discards the huge amount of pillows that he needs to use to keep from dying in his sleep, gets down to the last one, looks at a painting of a man sleeping "normally" in his room, and... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GajDw1NSFuw just watch the damn thing]], it's too moving to convey right in print.]]
** Treves confirming that Merrick's condition is incurable, which he'd held off asking about from fear that this would be the case.
** Treves realizing he exploited Merrick toward his own ends.
** An in-universe example: when Dr. Treves sees Merrick for the first time, he is so overcome by his deformity that he stares, face frozen, and lets a single tear roll down his face.
1st Apr '16 11:01:41 AM Morgenthaler
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** Receiving 7 nominations in other categories, but winning none of them.
*** Given that it was competing with ''RagingBull'', it's hard to really call this a snub. Though many would argue that ''Raging Bull'' was snubbed as well.
24th Jan '16 8:15:18 AM wittylibrarian
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* HumansAreBastards / RousseauWasRight: Both in the same scene at times.


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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Oh God yes.
5th Sep '15 6:43:45 PM Fireblood
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* AwardSnub: At the time, Best Makeup at the Oscars was a "Special Citation" award that was given out twice [[note]]For ''7 Faces of Dr. Lao'' and ''Planet of the Apes''[[/note]] So, this film's failure to get the citation was seen as a snub. The resulting controversy was the instigator for the establishment of the Best Makeup Oscar the following year.

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* AwardSnub: At the time, Best Makeup at the Oscars was a "Special Citation" award that was given out twice twice.[[note]]For ''7 Faces of Dr. Lao'' and ''Planet of the Apes''[[/note]] So, this film's failure to get the citation was seen as a snub. The resulting controversy was the instigator for the establishment of the Best Makeup Oscar the following year.
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