Movie | Friendship, grace, and wordplay suffuse The Professor and the Madman
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 4/08/21, 02:39 pm
The professor: graying and groomed beard, clear-eyed, loving husband and father, purpose-driven. The doctor: scraggly beard; often wild-eyed; plagued by terrible memories, hallucinations, and guilt. The two men’s parallel stories—unlikely, yet true—merge in 1870s London during an endeavor to create the first-ever Oxford English Dictionary.