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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

7 Ratings: 4.3
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The seemingly claustrophobic story of a man imprisoned in his paralyzed body becomes a dazzling and expansive movie about love, imagination, and the will to live. After a stroke, Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric,Kings and Queen) can only move his … see full wiki

4 reviews about The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
review by . December 31, 2010
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**** out of ****      "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" is a beautiful film, and there is virtually no other way to describe it. Never has a modern biopic depicted such a potent mix of emotions, humor, and humanity. Julian Schnabel's film must be something truly special in order to do what it does so wonderfully. It is a film which I could recommend to just about anyone with their humanity in-tact. The genius of the film is that without reading the memoir of the …
review by . January 09, 2009
Tragic and beautiful, Diving Bell takes you on an unrestricted journey of dreams and memories. Tom Waits song as the credits roll couldn't be more perfectly placed. Rewatch Factor: 4 and 1/2 Stars
review by . May 02, 2008
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Life is filled with contingencies. We worry about them; they creep up on us; they challenge us and shape us. How people adapt to tragedy, however, can be a source of fascination and inspiration. One of the best things a film can do is to get us into others' shoes and show how their inner journey unfolds for them.     Such is the case of `The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,' based on the autobiographical account of Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Almaric), the editor for Frances' …
review by . May 01, 2008
Julian Schnabel, well accepted as one of the important visual artists of our time, continues to impress with his small but elite group of films, proving that paintings and cinema are closely related as a means to reach the psyche. In 'Le Scaphandre et le papillon' ('The Diving Bell and the Butterfly') he has transformed the memoir of Jean-Dominique Bauby (with the sensitive screen adaptation by Ronald Harwood) into an experience for the mind and the heart. It is an extraordinary blend of visual …
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