Sunday, February 24, 2008

Dear Academy, Why forget The Diving Bell and the Butterfly?

I really, really can't shut up about The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Seeing just the tiny snippets of it onscreen made me almost melt. I despise that this cinematic masterpiece (it truly is) left the Academy Awards with nothing! Julian Schnabel might be a bit of a narcissist, but I can't believe it wasn't even nominated for Best Picture. I saw Atonement and Diving Bell was easily ten times better (Atonement tried to make me cry, while Diving Bell perhaps accidentally had me shaking at the beautiful credits).

I'm just glad it exists in the first place.
What an amazing... ugh, I don't even know. A film that resonated in my head for days and days after I saw it.
Those reading: don't ignore the fact that it won no categories. You really, really need to go see this movie. It will probably change your life, and certainly make you laugh, not to mention cry.

The Academy makes mistakes sometimes.
This is certainly no exception.


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