Synopsis by Clare Perez-Izaguirre Lopez
Based on the novel The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester, this true story recounts the compilation of the Oxford Dictionary in 1857, as started by Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson). Murray and his team decided the only way to finish the project was to gather definitions from contributors from around the world. To their amazement, one man, Dr. W.C. Minor (Sean Penn), submitted over ten thousand words from just himself, despite being a resident at an asylum.
asylum [mental hospital], challenge, dictionary, doctor, inspiration, madness, novel, patient [medical], professor