History YMMV / TheElephantMan

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.
6th Jun '15 10:47:25 AM NWolfman
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* AwesomeMusic: John Morris's mournful score, equal parts CreepyCircusMusic and TearJerker
11th Apr '15 7:02:53 PM NWolfman
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** An in-universe example: when Dr. Treeves 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.

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** An in-universe example: when Dr. Treeves 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.
11th Apr '15 7:02:30 PM NWolfman
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** An in-universe example: when Dr. Treeves 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.
11th Apr '15 7:00:37 PM NWolfman
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* HypeBacklash: The presentation of Merrick as InspirationallyDisadvantaged has not gone without criticism, especially since the real-life Merrick was perfectly happy with his side-show life, from which he earned a very handsome living.
7th Apr '15 9:19:02 PM redandready45
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** Treves realizing he exploited Merrick toward his own ends.
27th Aug '14 12:56:19 AM Fireblood
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** Treves confirming that Merrick's condition is incurable, which he'd held off from asking from fear that this would be the case.

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** Treves confirming that Merrick's condition is incurable, which he'd held off from asking about from fear that this would be the case.
22nd Jan '14 5:29:53 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome:
** Merrick asserting that he IS a human being. See PunctuatedForEmphasis on the Film page...
** [[spoiler:Merrick decides to go to bed with just one pillow, even knowing it would mean his death. Doubles as TearJerker and DyingMomentOfAwesome.]]
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