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#115804 - 11/13/03 12:56 PM Speaking of the OED,  
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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?


#115805 - 11/13/03 01:41 PM Re: Speaking of the OED,  
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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.


#115806 - 11/13/03 01:45 PM Re: Speaking of the OED!  
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Nah, shanks. That bit would only be referred to occasionally, as comic relief.


#115807 - 11/14/03 01:25 PM Re: Speaking of the OED!  
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My memory () of the book tells me he cut it off. So therefore, wouldn't he be comic sans?


#115808 - 11/14/03 01:48 PM Re: Speaking of the OED!  
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and who's the straight man?



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#115809 - 11/20/03 01:27 PM Re: Speaking of the OED!  
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Well, not him, obviously!


#115810 - 11/20/03 04:08 PM Damn!  
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I want a straight [sic] answer

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


#115811 - 11/20/03 04:29 PM Re: Damn!  
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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


#115812 - 11/20/03 04:35 PM Re: Damn!  
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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)


#115813 - 11/20/03 04:39 PM movie futures, or moron the movie  
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#115814 - 11/20/03 05:14 PM Re: movie futures, or moron the movie  
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They's plenty 2001 references to it. It seems to have since fallen off the face of cyberspace.


#115815 - 11/20/03 08:44 PM my people will call your people..  
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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]


#115816 - 11/20/03 08:49 PM Re: my people will call your people..  
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And that's what I like about this place - the quality of the name-dropping. :)


#115817 - 11/21/03 12:08 PM Re: my people will call your people..  
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the quality of the name-dropping

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


#115818 - 11/21/03 12:49 PM Re: my people will call your people..  
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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



#115819 - 11/21/03 03:29 PM Quality  
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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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