Episode 049: The Diving Bell and The Butterfly

Updated: May 4, 2021



When Julian Schnabel decided to make a film out of of Jean-Dominique Bauby's autobiographyThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly, he was taking on a radical film making challenge that was both technically difficult and emotionally challenging: the story follows Bauby himself as he writes the book - even though he had been completely paralyzed by a massive stroke in the prime of his life. Join us as we look at the unusual visual and storytelling techniques employed to put the viewer inside Bauby's first-person experience - and how watching this film played very differently for us in the time of COVID-19!






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