I ran a search and couldn't find a single reference to David Lynch's splendid film on this whole forum. I watched it for the first time last night, and I honestly can't recall the last time I've been this excited about a film. Obviously the story itself is a captivating one, full of both warmth and compassion as well as the ugliness of human nature, but besides that I found just about every aspect of the film-making process to be perfect. I know this is lofty company, but I would put it in the same class as "Citizen Kane" as far as a movie that does everything perfectly. All of the performances, especially Anthony Hopkins, who did such a great job portraying the various emotions that Merrick brought out of Treves, especially the doubt about his real motives for helping Merrick, were great. Besides that, the setting, cinematography, David Lynch's direction, and especially the score (the last beautiful, haunting strains of which were also used in "Platoon") were perfect for the film. So, anyone else here a fan of this wonderful film?