“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Movie” (based on the NY Times Best Selling book), tells the story of Elle France editor 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.
Julian Schnabel, renowned NYC artist – and three time movie director – hasn’t been behind the camera since his critically acclaimed “Before Night Falls,” in 2000; and the first time he directed a motion picture: “Basquiat,” in 1996. In 1996, Wild About Movies publisher, Tim Nasson, sat with the fledgling film director Julian Schnabel, at The Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, one-on-one in his suite, for lunch. Google for the interview.