The Professor and the Madman is a 2019 biographical drama film directed by Farhad Safinia and P. B. Shemran.
Starring Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Marsan, Jennifer Ehle, Jeremy Irvine, David O'Hara, Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane, Steve Coogan and others.
Voltage Pictures on Thursday, April 04, 2019 released the trailer:
The Professor and the Madman | Official Trailer HD | Voltage Pictures.
In London in 1872, William Chester Minor (Sean Penn), a retired United States Army surgeon, is found not guilty by reason of insanity for killing an innocent stranger, George Merrett (Shane Noone), and is sent to Broadmoor.
In Oxford, James Murray (Mel Gibson) interviews for a position as editor of what will become the Oxford English Dictionary. An autodidact, he left school at 14 and has no degree. Some Oxford University Press oversight committee members are contemptuous, but Freddie Furnivall describes their current "abject defeat", saying that the extraordinary Murray may be what they need. When Max Müller haughtily asks for qualifications, Murray reels off the long list of ancient and modern languages in which he is proficient and on demand provides a definition - and probable origins - of the word "clever".
Over dinner with the committee, Murray hears opposing views. Müller insists that it capture English at its current "purest peak" and setting strict rules for correct speech. Furnivall says that "all words are valid in the language. Ancient or new, obsolete or robust on, foreign born or homegrown. The book must inventory every word, every nuance, every twist of etymology and every possible illustrated citation from every English author. All of it or nothing at all."
Murray has a solution to this daunting task: Enlist volunteers from everywhere English is spoken. He writes an appeal to English-speaking people around the world, asking them to send their contributions on slips of paper. Booksellers, librarians and newsagents distribute it. The slips pile up.
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The film The Professor and the Madman was scheduled to be released on May 10, 2019 (United States) by Vertical Entertainment, GEM Entertainment, Film & TV House, Cinetopia, Digicine, Dutch FilmWorks (DFW), Eagle Pictures, Kinepolis Film Distribution (KFD), Pony Canyon, Shaw Organisation, Tanweer Alliances, Transmission Films, Filmarti, Filmin, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, NOS Audiovisuais, Netflix, New KSM and Shoval Film Production.
The duration of the film is 124 minutes. With a budget of $25 million, the film grossed over $6.2 million.
The Professor and the Madman got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 43/100. But the audience likes the film.
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