Saturday, December 8, 2007
Julian Schnabel's masterpiece THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY was an overwhelming experience to view on the big screen. Certainly one of the best films of the year (if not the best...), it's an emotionally shattering work of art, with some of the greatest camerawork and visual storytelling that I have ever seen. I have not digested this amazing picture fully, but let me just say that if you live in a city where this film is playing and you don't see it, you're doing a disservice to yourself. I will not lie--this is a tough picture to watch at times, and while never agonizingly graphic, it's a film that will invade your mind, and take full control of your emotions.