TITLE

In the Blink of a Speaking Eye: On Vision and Language in "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly."

AUTHOR(S)
Corne, Jonah
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Literature Film Quarterly;2010, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p217
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
In this essay the author expresses his views on the film adaptation by Julian Schnabel of the memoir "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" by Jean-Dominique Bauby. One factor that had contributed to the success of the film adaptation was Schnabel's use of first-person point-of-view cinematography. Schnabel ensured that viewers could see through the eyes of Bauby. The author offers information on the skills of cinematographer Janusz Kaminski and also explains the blinking system of communication that was applied to the film.
ACCESSION #
52766629

 

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