Feb 22, 2008

Diving Bell


Yesterday I was lucky enough to get to see The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which has to be the most gorgeous movie I have ever seen. I really had no idea about the storyline, and have not read the book, so I had no idea what I was in for. I didn't know that it would be so moving, or that it would absolutely break my heart. The cinematography was breathtaking and surreal. A great deal of the movie is shot from the main characters perspective, and though I dont want to ruin the experience for anyone, I will say that I feel like I got a pretty insightful glimpse into what it must be like to be in such circumstances. In the end, I have been left with a visual and emotional feast, which I am sure will come out in my work. I think I need the soundtrack!


I also really want to see Persepolis, but it just went out of the theater near me. I frickin' missed it! This one I know I need the soundtrack for! I keep leaving a window open in my Firefox with the site up so that I can hear the music play. Both of these films are up for awards at the Oscars. I will have my fingers crossed for them both!!

Have you seen any movies lately that really left an impression in you?? Please please share with a comment!

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8 comments:

Tyn said...

I loved the movie "once" and want the soundtrack to that and I saw "the namesake" which was so beautifully touching...

andrea said...

I haven't seen Diving Bell yet but Persepolis was really amazing. One of the best films I've seen all year. I highly recommend reading the books first though to really appreciate what a good job they did transitioning to animation. I'm a slow reader but the books go (too) quickly ;)

Joy Logan said...

Now I must see the movie!!!

Joy Logan said...

ooopsie and your collages on etsy are just amazing. Nice work!

paola said...

I loved, loved, loved the book, and can't wait to see the film. I want to see Once now, after those two were so cute at the Oscars. And Atonement was pretty fab, I've reviewed it on my blog.

Brenda Kula said...

I so rarely actually go to movies. Hate the cacophony of theater noise. But we utilize Netflix twice per week. I'm really wanting to see some of the Oscar winners' movies myself.

Clare Cassar said...

I loved the idea of the movie 'Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind' - I have always wanted to erase a certain somebody from my mind, as the memories of them are so upseting.

Anonymous said...

I loved "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly", but the movie I'd rather see is "My Stroke of Insight", which is the amazing bestselling book by Dr Jill Bolte Taylor. It is an incredible story and there's a happy ending. She was a 37 year old Harvard brain scientist who had a stroke in the left half of her brain. The story is about how she fully recovered, what she learned and experienced, and it teaches a lot about how to live a better life. Her TEDTalk at TED dot com is fantastic too. It's been spread online millions of times and you'll see why!