[ModLib] ML in the movies

Michael Watson archetype at 20ants.com
Thu Aug 14 09:17:07 EDT 2008

I don't have a browser open, but... does the modlib site have a  
"sightings list?" Should it? When I co-ran an arts & crafts mailing  
list we kept a "sightings" list on a web site.


Quoting pecksgrove at aol.com:

> "Finding Forester" with Sean Connery also has an ml title but guess who
> Don
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gordon Neavill <aa3401 at wayne.edu>
> To: modlib at owu.edu
> Sent: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 7:36 am
> Subject: [ModLib] ML in the movies
> Another ML sighting ... last night I watched "The Enemy Below," a   
> well-made 1957
> movie about a WWII contest between an American destroyer captained by Robert
> Mitchum and a German submarine captained by Curt Jurgens. During a   
> lull in the
> action, one of the American sailors was shown lying in his bunk   
> reading the ML
> Giant edition of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (vol.  
>  1). A nice
> close-up of the book with the front panel of the jacket very legible.
> I suppose not many people would have noticed that it was vol. 1 of   
> the 3-volume
> edition which wasn't published until 1946. The version available during the
> Second World War was the 2-volume edition, though the second jacket design,
> which was introduced in 1940 and remained in use when the work was   
> divided into
> 3 volumes, was nearly identical to that of the 3-volume edition. The only
> difference between the two is that the indication of the historical scope of
> volume 1 occupies 2 lines in the 2-volume edition and 1 line in the 3-volume.
> The close-up, though fleeting, was good enough to see the difference.
> Barry
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