All Audience Reviews, the Diving Bell and the Butterfly. View All, the Diving Bell and the Butterfly. The film opens as Bauby wakes from his three-week coma in a hospital. With the editor's mind unaffected, his only solace lay in the "butterfly" of his seemingly depthless fantasies and memories. Jean-Dominique 'Jean Do' Bauby: A poet once said, "Only a fool laughs when nothing's funny" View All News Features View All). The film was eventually produced by Path and France 3 Cinma, in association with Banque Populaire Images 7 and the American Kennedy/Marshall Company, and in participation with Canal and Cin Cinmas. A woman from a publishing house with which Bauby had the original book contract is brought in to take dictation. RT on DVD: The Golden Compass, 27 Dresses, and, the Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Tomatometer, audience score, average Rating: 4/5, user Ratings: 149,921.
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. Best known for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, actor Mathieu Amalric is also a writer, director and unabashed ladies' man. He tells Catherine Shoard how it all came together in his new film. The film titled The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a biographical drama motion picture based upon Jean-Dominique Baubys chronicles of the similar name, (French: Le scaphandre et le papillon). He was terrified of death and had never been sick in his life.
Wins Nominations References edit p?id77 "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) - Box Office Mojo". 5 Harwood tells a slightly different story: Path wanted "to make the movie in both English and French, which is why bilingual actors were cast he continues that "Everyone secretly knew that two versions would be impossibly expensive and that "Schnabel decided it should. A b "Csar Awards 2008 : The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, nominations and wins". Schnabel also won Best Director at the 65th Golden Globe Awards, where the film won Best Foreign Language Film. We see the mother of his three children (whom he never married his children, his mistress, his friends, and his father. Production edit The film was originally to prisoners Have Too Many Rights be produced by American company Universal Studios and the screenplay was originally in English, with Johnny Depp slated to star as Bauby. However, others around see his spirit, still alive, as a "Butterfly". 7 Top ten lists The film appeared on many critics' top ten lists of the best films of 2007. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 94, based on reviews from 165 critics, with the general consensus stated as, "Breathtaking visuals and dynamic performances make The Diving Bell and the Butterfly a powerful biopic." 10 Metacritic gave the film. 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.