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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 […]