Sunday, January 20, 2008

What We're Watching: 'The Diving Bell' Tells Heartbreakingly Beautiful Tale

After a series of political posts, let's talk about movies.

Our latest recommendation: Julian Schnabel's amazingly humane and tender film about a French magazine editor who suffers a stroke and awakes three weeks later with "locked-in syndrome."

If The Diving Bell and the Butterfly sounds unlikely, that's because it is. But it's a true story, based on Jean-Dominique Bauby's autobiography, a book dictated by Bauby, who could do no more than blink one eye.

The film, now playing the Tulsa's Circle Cinema, has been critically praised and has turned up on numerous 2007 Top Ten lists. We can see why. It is, as the Tulsa World's film critic Michael Smith, put it, a "life-affirming masterpiece."

The film is playing this week at the Circle. In French, with English subtitles.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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thanks for sharing with us ,,

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