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Diving bell and the butterfly [videorecording] /

by Kennedy, Kathleen; Kilik, Jon; Harwood, Ronald; Schnabel, Julian; Amalric, Mathieu; Seigner, Emmanuelle; Croze, Marie-Josée; Consigny, Anne; Chesnais, Patrick; Arestrup, Niels; López Garmendia, Olatz; Cassel, Jean-Pierre; Hands, Marina; Sydow, Max von; Bankolé, Isaach de; Bauby, Jean-Dominique; Pathé Renn Productions; France 3 cinéma (Firm); Kennedy/Marshall Company; Banque Populaire Images 7; Studio Canal+; Ciné-Cinémas-Câbles (Firm); Touchstone Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment, [2008]Description: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0788884573:; 9780788884573.Language note: French, English or Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.Title notes: Rental $19.99 5/3/2008$19.99 5/3/2008Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Bauby, Jean-Dominique, 1952-1997 -- Drama | Periodical editors -- Drama | Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients -- Drama | Quadriplegia -- Drama | Bauby, Jean-Dominique, 1952-1997 -- Drama | Periodical editors -- France -- Drama | Stroke -- Patients -- France -- Drama | Quadriplegia -- France -- Drama | France -- Drama | Biographical -- Feature | Feature films | Biographical films | Biographical films | Film adaptations | Fiction films | Feature filmsGolden Globes, USA, 2008: Golden Globe - Best Director - Motion Picture (Julian Schnabel) ; Best Foreign Language Film.Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick Chesnais, Niels Arestrup, Olatz López Garmendia, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Marina Hands, Max von Sydow, Isaach De Bankolé.Summary: The French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.
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The astonishing true-life story of Jean-Dominic Bauby -- a man who held the world in his palm, lost everything to sudden paralysis at 43 years old, and somehow found the strength to rebound -- first touched the world in Bauby's best-selling autobiography The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (aka La Scaphandre et la Papillon), then in Jean-Jacques Beineix's half-hour 1997 documentary of Bauby at work, released under the same title, and, ten years after that, in this Cannes-selected docudrama, helmed by Julian Schnabel (Basquiat) and adapted from the memoir by Ronald Harwood (Cromwell). The Schnabel/Harwood picture follows Bauby's story to the letter -- his instantaneous descent from a wealthy and congenial playboy and the editor of French Elle, to a bed-bound, hospitalized stroke victim with an inactive brain stem that made it impossible for him to speak or move a muscle of his body. This prison, as it were, became a kind of "diving bell" for Bauby -- one with no means of escape. With the editor's mind unaffected, his only solace lay in the "butterfly" of his seemingly depthless fantasies and memories. Because of Bauby's physical restriction, he only possessed one channel for communication with the outside world: ocular activity. By moving his eyes and blinking, he not only began to interact again with the world around him, but -- astonishingly -- authored the said memoir via a code used to signify specific letters of the alphabet. In Schnabel's picture, Mathieu Amalric tackles the difficult role of Bauby; the film co-stars Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny, and Patrick Chesnais. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.

French, English or Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick Chesnais, Niels Arestrup, Olatz López Garmendia, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Marina Hands, Max von Sydow, Isaach De Bankolé.

Director of photography, Janusz Kaminski ; editor, Juliette Welfling ; music, Paul Cantelon ; costume designer, Olivier Bériot ; production designers, Michel Eric, Laurent Ott.

Based on the novel "Le scaphandre et le papillon" by Jean-Dominique Bauby.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for nudity, sexual content, and some language.

The French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.

Golden Globes, USA, 2008: Golden Globe - Best Director - Motion Picture (Julian Schnabel) ; Best Foreign Language Film.

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