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Speaking of the OED, #115804
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what ever happened to the film version of Winchester's The Professor and the Madman? It was supposed to be released in 2001; I haven't heard a thing since, and googling has proved unsatisfactory.

Anyone know anything?


Re: Speaking of the OED, #115805
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And someone wants to film a man turning his penis into an elongated misshaped thing through compulsive masturbation, whilst fantasising about etymologies? I can see that this will be the new Titanic.


Re: Speaking of the OED! #115806
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Nah, shanks. That bit would only be referred to occasionally, as comic relief.


Re: Speaking of the OED! #115807
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My memory () of the book tells me he cut it off. So therefore, wouldn't he be comic sans?


Re: Speaking of the OED! #115808
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and who's the straight man?



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Re: Speaking of the OED! #115809
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Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
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Well, not him, obviously!


Damn! #115810
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I want a straight [sic] answer

tsuwm, you who have an inside track to said dictionary, help me out here.


Re: Damn! #115811
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okay, okay -- I'll send a query to Jesse.

in the meantime, here's a chat with Winchester wherein he mentions the movie rights.
http://snurl.com/32yp


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I love this line from the Chat:

The two crucial sources were the previously secret files at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum in England, and St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington D.C. Plus a lot of U.S. Army records, Civil War records, and the amazing archives at Oxford University Press (which preserve such things as the tail of a mouse found among the dictionary slips -- and filed under the letter T, not M, a matter that offended some linguistic pedants).


(Italics mine)


movie futures, or moron the movie #115813
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Re: movie futures, or moron the movie #115814
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They's plenty 2001 references to it. It seems to have since fallen off the face of cyberspace.


my people will call your people.. #115815
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Jesse's response:

> "What ever happened to the film version of Winchester's The Professor
> and the Madman? It was supposed to be released in 2001."
>
> Do you know anything?

No; it's "on hold", or whatever the movie term is. Don't know when or if it will be coming out.

Best,

Jesse

[N.Am. editor, OED]


Re: my people will call your people.. #115816
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And that's what I like about this place - the quality of the name-dropping. :)


Re: my people will call your people.. #115817
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the quality of the name-dropping

Not to mention reporting that one has asked Jesse Sheidlower if he knows anything.


Re: my people will call your people.. #115818
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Not to mention reporting that one has asked Jesse Sheidlower if he knows anything.
Snort! [fanning self e]
You can read more about who he is here:
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/world/DailyNews/lexicography020627.html



Quality #115819
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And that's what I like about this place - the quality of the name-dropping. :)

*LMAO*, Max!

And thanks, tsuwm. If Jesse (ahem) doesn't know "anything", who do?


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