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Christopher Tucker on creating The Elephant Man
Christopher Tucker on creating The Elephant Man

Christopher Tucker on creating The Elephant Man 2013


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Christopher Tucker on creating The Elephant Man 2013

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In a basement crammed with body parts, Christopher Tucker lights the way. "De Niro's up there, Angela Lansbury's up there," he says, before recounting his work on David Lynch's second feature. What follows is a story of creative genius, 49-hour shifts and a £2 million insurance policy that will make you admire The Elephant Man and its creators once more.


Christopher Tucker


Inside Film Non-Fiction






United Kingdom



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