Thursday, April 2, 2015

A to Z Challenge post - B is for bahuvrihi and Babylon A.D.

Howdy! Today's blog challenge "B" word is: bahuvrihi. Pronounced bah-hoo-vree-hee, a bahuvrihi is a compound noun or adjective consisting of two constituents: the first is adjectival and describes the person or object denoted by the second, which is nominal: the compound as a whole denotes or describes a person or object having what is denoted by the second element. Here are a few examples: sabretooth (a sabretooth is neither a sabre nor a tooth, but a feline with sabre-like teeth), heavy-handed, boneheaded and redcoat.

Alllllllrighty then. 

My "B" movie choice for today is Babylon A.D. (not to be confused with a B movie. Although, some people may disagree). This movie stars my husband one of my favorite hunky crushes, Vin Diesel. 

Babylon A.D. (2008) Poster

Here is the description from IMBd: 

"In a near future, the mercenary Toorop is hired by the powerful criminal Gorsky to take a woman named Aurora from a Noelite Convent in Central Asia to New York. In return, he will receive a large amount of money and a clear passport. Toorop joins Aurora and her guardian Sister Rebeka as they cross the dangerous Russian landscape chased by mercenaries that also want Aurora. On their journey, Toorop discovers that Aurora has special abilities and once in New York, they see on the news that the Noelite Convent has just been bombed. When Aurora discloses that she is a virgin and pregnant with twins, Toorop realizes that there is something sinister behind his mission and that he and Sister Rebeka are not part of Gorsky's plans.

It also stars Michelle Yeoh and Melanie Thierry, with even Charlotte Rampling and Gerard Depardieu thrown in for good measure. Oscar worthy? Hardly. But a good solid sci-fi flick. 

Thanks for stopping by! TTFN.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you won't take this the wrong way, but I had to look up that word for myself. I am now totally gobsmacked that there is such a word that means what it means. I now hope to be able to use it in conversation. It'll take a while to work it in there, but I'll do it somehow.
    Not sure about Babylon AD but I bet Vin Diesel doesn't know what bahuvrihi means.


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