Cinema: Sweet Ogre

THE ELEPHANT MAN Directed by David Lynch Screenplay by Christopher De Vore and Eric Bergren, and David Lynch

The most striking feature about him was his enormous head. From the brow there projected a huge bony mass like a loaf, while from the back of the head hung a bag of spongy fungus-looking skin, the surface of which was comparable to brown cauliflower. . . From the upper jaw there projected another mass of bone. It protruded from the mouth like a pink stump, turning the upper lip inside out and making of the...

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