The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a biographical drama film directed by Julian Schnabel and written by Ronald Harwood. Based on Jean-Dominique Bauby’s memoir of the same name, the film old-fashioned deep-sea diving suit with a brass helmet, which is called a scaphandre in French, as in the original title. The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally Le scaphandre et le papillon (original title). Jean-Dominique Bauby, Writer: Le scaphandre et le papillon. French journalist and editor of Elle magazine. In a cerebrovascular accident (stroke)left him.
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly French: Le Scaphandre et le Papillon is a biographical drama film directed by Julian Schnabel and written by Ronald Harwood. Based on Jean-Dominique Bauby ‘s memoir of the same namethe film depicts Bauby’s life after suffering a massive stroke that left him with a condition known as locked-in syndrome. Bauby is played by Mathieu Amalric.
Several critics later listed it as one of the best films of its decade. The first third of the film is told from the main character’s, Jean-Dominique Bauby Mathieu Amalricor Jean-Do as his friends call him, first person perspective.
The film opens as Bauby wakes from his three-week coma in a hospital in LrBauhy. After an initial rather over-optimistic analysis from one doctor, a neurologist explains that he has locked-in syndromean extremely rare condition in which the patient is almost completely physically paralyzed, but remains mentally normal. At first, the viewer primarily hears Bauby’s “thoughts” he thinks he is speaking but no one hears himwhich are inaccessible to the other characters who are seen through his one functioning eye.
A speech therapist and physical therapist try to help Bauby become as functional as possible. Bauby cannot speak, but he develops a system domminique communication with his speech and language therapist by blinking his left eye as she reads a list of letters to laboriously spell out his messages, letter by letter. Gradually, the film’s restricted point of view broadens out, and the viewer begins to see Bauby from rominique, in addition to experiencing incidents from his past, including a visit to Lourdes.
It is revealed that Bauby had been scaphandr of the popular French fashion magazine Elleand that he had a deal to write a book which was originally going to be based on The Count of Monte Cristo but from a female perspective.
He decides that he will still write a book, using his slow and exhausting communication technique.
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A woman from the publishing house with which Bauby had the original book contract is brought in to take dictation. The new book explains what it is like to now be him, trapped in his body, which he sees as being within an old-fashioned deep-sea diving suit with a brass helmet, which is called a scaphandre in French, as in the original title.
Others around see his spirit, still alive, as a “Butterfly”. The story of Bauby’s writing is juxtaposed with his recollections and regrets until his stroke. We see his three children, their mother whom he never marriedhis mistress, his friends, and his father.
He encounters people from his past whose lives bear similarities to his own “entrapment”: Bauby eventually completes his memoir and hears the critics’ responses. He dies of pneumonia ten days after its publication. The film was originally to be produced by American company Universal Studios and the screenplay was originally in English, with Johnny Depp slated to star as Bauby.
According to the screenwriter, Ronald Harwoodthe choice of Scaphanrde Schnabel as director was recommended by Depp.
Depp dropped the project due to scheduling conflicts with Pirates of the Caribbean: According to the New York SunSchnabel insisted that the movie should be in French, resisting pressure by the production company to make it in English, believing that the rich language of the book would work better in the original French, and even went so far as to learn French to make the film.
My father got sick and he was dying. He was terrified of death and had never been sick in his life. So he was in this bed at my house, he was staying with me, and this script arrived for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
As my father was dying, I read Ron Harwood’s script. It gave me a bunch of parameters that would make a film have a totally different structure. As a painter, as someone l doesn’t want to make a painting that looks like the last one I made, I thought it was a really good palette. Hauby personally and artistically these things all came together.
Several key aspects of Bauby’s personal life were fictionalized in the film, most notably his relationships with the mother of his children and his girlfriend. The film received universal acclaim from critics.
In a poll by BBCpapjllon film was listed as one of the top films since 77th position. The film appeared on many critics’ top ten lists of the best films of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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