RIP Screenwriter Eric Bergren (The Elephant Man)

Festival Reviews

the_elephant_man.jpgEric Bergren, an Oscar nominee for co-writing The Elephant Man, has died. He was 62. The WGA said he died July 14 of complications from liver cancer in his hometown of Pasadena. Bergren shared the adapted screenplay Academy Award nom with his writing partner Christopher De Vore and David Lynch, who directed the 1980 film based on Bernard Pomerance’s 1977 play. The trio also scored Golden Globe, WGA and BAFTA noms for the pic, which starred John Hurt as a severely deformed… »

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