Sunday, January 06, 2008

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

My friend "Gorgeous Hair" and I saw the movie "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" tonight. It's based on the true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, the editor-in-chief of French Elle, who has a stroke in the prime of his life and career. It is, as it sounds, incredible sad. But strangely hopeful that a person in a paralyzed and silent state, could find a reason to live each day with the satisfaction of his memory and imagination.

At one point in the film, I turned to "Gorgeous Hair" and said, "This movie is so French." I can't really explain that further, you'll just have to see it.

I've never seen a French movie I didn't like.
But now, I am soooo ready for a comedy.


Anonymous said...

that film is on my list...looking forward to seeing it. jcn

Meeps said...

I read the book. I'm dying to see this.

I saw Juno - I enjoyed it. I want to see the new Daniel Day Lewis movie - even though I am not normally into Paul Thomas Anderson

goodfellow said...

I never saw a French movie I didn't like either, until I moved here (well, we get our tv from France).

Turns out, the French movies that make it in art houses across the pond are the best of the bunch; most of the rest of them...well...they tend to be rather pompous, self-important, and tedious. My husband, a Frenchmen, was surprised I didn't know that about French movies (how the heck could I???)