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Thoughts On… Quantum of Solace (2008)

The twenty second James Bond film, and the second for Daniel Craig as the infamous secret agent, Quantum of Solace (2008) is probably best known for its overtly flowery title which a lot of people didn’t really understand. The story is as follows: James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious […]

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007): “Other than my eye, two things aren’t paralyzed: my imagination and my memory.”

One of the best book-to-film translations in recent times, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007, dir. Julian Schnabel) tells the story of Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), who, after suffering a stroke that damaged his brain stem, is completely paralysed except for the movement in his left eyelid. He is diagnosed with locked-in syndrome, where […]