The trailer for this week’s throwback Thursday is for Julian Schnabel’s 2007 stunning biopic which was nominated for four Oscars and won several Golden Globe awards, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”. This film stars Mathieu Amalric as successful and charismatic editor-in-chief of French Elle Jean-Dominique Bauby, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Max von Sydow, and Anne Consigny. Now, I’m just going to turn this thing over to Lifehack‘s blurb about it: Based on Jean-Dominique Bauby’s memoir, this poignant French film tells of his life after a paralyzing stroke. Suffering locked-in syndrome, he nevertheless wrote a novel.
“I decided to stop pitying myself. Other than my eye, two things aren’t paralyzed – my imagination and my memory.” – Bauby.
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