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THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN

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The compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857 and was one of the most ambitious, and revolutionary projects ever undertaken. Professor James Murray took on the challenge of creating the most comprehensive dictionary ever compiled, but knew that it would take him and his team over a century to compile all known definitions. However, by “crowd sourcing” the work, that is, by enlisting definitions from people all over the world, the dictionary could be compiled in mere decades.

As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W.C. Minor (Sean Penn), had submitted more than ten thousand words. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was a convicted murderer and being held at an asylum for the criminally insane.

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The Professor and the Madman - Mel Gibson stars in the definition of a page-turner
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The Professor and the Madman - Mel Gibson's dictionary origin story a dry read
THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN
Mel Gibson's dictionary origin story a dry read
The cast - a who's who of British cinema - does an admirable job with the source material they are given, but who would have thought a film about how the dictionary was made would be dull?
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THEATRICAL RELEASE: 20/02/2020
RUN TIME: 2h 4m
CAST: Mel Gibson
Sean Penn
Natalie Dormer
Ioan Gruffudd
Jeremy Irvine
Brendan Patricks
Adam Fergus
Jennifer Ehle
Brian Fortune
Aidan McArdle
DIRECTOR: Farhad Safinia
WRITERS: John Boorman
Todd Komarnicki
Farhad Safinia
PRODUCERS: Bruce Davey
Mel Gibson
Gastón Pavlovich
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