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'Diving' into a Personal Story

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, a French film by Julian Schnabel (Basquiat and Before Night Falls), is based on a memoir by Jean-Dominique Bauby, an Elle magazine editor who suffered a stroke. Afterward, a therapist taught him to communicate by blinking his left eye.

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David Edelstein is a film critic for New York magazine and for NPR's Fresh Air, and an occasional commentator on film for CBS Sunday Morning. He has also written film criticism for the Village Voice, The New York Post, and Rolling Stone, and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times' Arts & Leisure section.