Monday, August 15, 2005

INSIDE SCOOP ON HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER THE BROTHERS GRIMM!!!!!!

Yes, it's true. I, through my Hollywood connections, have indeed gotten the inside scoop on what's going to be included in the new philology action movie starring Heath Ledger and Matt Damon!

Now, while fans of EXPLOSIVE folklorist action might be disappointed in the fact that many of the peasant interviews and data-collecting of European folk tales got left on the cutting room floor, you'll realize that it had to be when you see what's been left in!

Jake's (Heath Ledger) appointment as secretary of Jerome Bonaparte's library in WESTPHALIA! Will's (Matt Damon's) contributions to the Deutsches W├Ârterbuch, foundation of modern German etymology! Jake's literary endeavors! The publishing of the three-volume DEUTSCHE GRAMMATIK! The struggles with the development of what was going to come to be known as Grimm's Law! Consonant correspondences in the Germanic languages! Academic arguments with RASMUS RASK!

And yes, movie fans, they leave it open for a sequel! Though Grimm's Law was the first non-trivial formulation of systematic sound change, the rule as stated remained incomplete--the ORIGINAL VOICELESS STOPS were especially hard to deal with! And though the movie closes with Jake's death in 1863, the movie closes on--you guessed it--KARL VERNER scribbling away in his study!

But I guess we'll have to wait to see just how those Germanic stops ended up voiced! It'll be worth another $9.25, believe you me!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're weird. And I've updated your link. Blogspots are so much better than LJs. I hope they leave LJ crying at their feet for one more hit of smack, and then wait until LJ's done blowing them to refuse it. You're still weird, though.

- Jesse

P.S. I don't actually hate LJ like that.

Agnes said...

Heath Ledger *drool*

Jesse, you should not be commenting on anything regarding Heath considering the fact that you broke your promise!

Also, Where did your grandmother live again?

Anonymous said...

My Grandmother still lives in Oak Ridge, TN... She's fine...

- Jesse

santoritimes said...

Booktopus is no doubt heartbroken.

In a related story, now I'll have to start a LJ just to keep the delicate balance in place. Have you any idea what you've done?

You moved the headstones but you didn't move the bodies! Why?!?

The Earthtopus said...

Oh, I still have booktopus, worry ye not. It's just that this reference predates it in my reservoir of cultural detritus. He's holding down the fort in the book I did most of my fact-checking for this post, actually.

Agnes said...

Where DID - past tense.. DAMN english is not even my native language and STILL I have to explain stuff...


I like that little critter...