First Impressions: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The first ever look at The Curious Case of Benjamin Button came with a trailer spot attached to prints of Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Up to the point of seeing the trailer for the very first time, I knew virtually nothing about this film other than it was directed by David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac) and starred Brad Pitt (Fight Club, Se7en, etc). The idea of the film is a 80-year-old man is born at the end stage of his life and as time passes his physical appearance ages backwards. In other words, let’s say 10 days went by. I would be 10 days older by simple logic. The character Benjamin Button, however, would be 10 days younger. Time moves backwards for this character. The film begins in 1919 and goes all the way to the year 2000. Fincher is quoted below:

“It’s dark, it’s romantic, and it also deals with mortality in a pretty unflattering way”

-David Fincher

It sounds very intriguing and the trailer is very well put together and delivers the film’s message through various segments of the film played together with a engaging musical score. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before and interestingly enough based upon a short story written by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald whom has written upon some interesting topics ahead of their time. I’ve never read the short story before but intend to do so in due time in preparation of the film’s arrival on December 19th, 2008. It appears that this will be one of the last great films of 2008. Keep your eyes open for more information and the official trailer to be appearing online some time very soon…

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One Response to “First Impressions: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

  1. i was pleasantly surprised to find out that F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the short story upon which Benjamin Button (the movie) was based, they mention this in the opening credits

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