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In this episode, I discuss two films about Jean-Dominique Bauby, who was an editor at Elle Magazine in France and suffered a stroke in 1995 at the age of 43. The stroke plunged him into a rare condition known as locked-in syndrome. He wrote his memoir, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, by blinking his left eyelid.
Full show notes:
- The Guardian article about the depiction of Bauby’s girlfriend in Schnabel’s film
- Julian Schnabel’s interview with Charlie Rose in 2007
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