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Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

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Directed by

Farhad Safinia

Written by

John Boorman (Writer)
Todd Komarnicki (Writer)
Farhad Safinia (Writer)
Simon Winchester (Book)

Runtime

124 minutes

Country

United States of America, France, Ireland

Language

English

Tagline

The incredible true story that defined our world.

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Keywords

biography based on novel or book mental patient 19th century professor lunatic asylum dictionary

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