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Year
1980
Runtime
124 min.
Director
David Lynch
Genres
Drama, Biography
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
128,733
Checks
30,195
Favs
2,248
Dislikes
93
Favs/checks
7.4% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
24:1
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  1. Camille Deadpan's avatar

    Camille Deadpan

    Poem used by Joseph Merrick to end his letters, adapted from "False Greatness" by Isaac Watts:

    'Tis true my form is something odd,
    But blaming me is blaming God;
    Could I create myself anew
    I would not fail in pleasing you.

    If I could reach from pole to pole
    Or grasp the ocean with a span,
    I would be measured by the soul;
    The mind's the standard of the man.
    6 years 11 months ago
  2. thetallguyinthecorner's avatar

    thetallguyinthecorner

    This movie has the distinction of being the only movie to ever make tears run down my face, and I found myself making choking animal noises. Wasn't prepared for that... A masterpiece. 6 years 4 months ago
  3. Olli's avatar

    Olli

    now i hate humanity even more 9 years 6 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #26 in IMDb's Biography Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #27 in IMDb's 1980s Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #35 in BAFTA Award - Best Film
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  4. This movie ranks #161 in IMDb's Top 250
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  5. This movie ranks #250 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  6. This movie ranks #285 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  7. This movie ranks #290 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  8. This movie ranks #325 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  9. This movie ranks #362 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  10. This movie ranks #364 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  11. This movie ranks #381 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  12. This movie ranks #409 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  13. This movie ranks #438 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  14. This movie ranks #666 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  15. This movie ranks #1266 in The Criterion Collection
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