Daisy admits that he was right to leave; she could not have coped otherwise. Henson Nominated The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated Eric Roth Nominated Alexandre Desplat Nominated The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated David Fincher Nominated Eric Roth Nominated Best Cinematography Claudio Miranda Nominated Alexandre Desplat Nominated David Fincher Nominated The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated Brad Pitt Nominated David Fincher Nominated Eric Roth Nominated Alexandre Desplat Nominated Best Picture The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Won Best Director David Fincher Nominated Best Actor Brad Pitt Nominated Best Actress Cate Blanchett Nominated Best Supporting Actress Taraji P. It does not have the Civil War backdrop of Gone with the Wind, but it is just as respectful of the eras it represents and its characters are more authentic. In the film, Benjamin as an older man is enchanted by a younger girl. Gateau says he made it that way as a memorial, so that the boys they lost in the war, including his own son, could come home again and live full lives. He then talks to someone named Goodwin, who tells him he has to go back and find out who the bomber is. Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.
Everything fades to darkness shortly after. In 1910, Benjamin, now looking like a 20-year-old, turns over control of his company to his son, Roscoe, and enrolls at. Situé à La Nouvelle-Orléans et adapté d'une nouvelle de F. Overall production was finished in September 2007. Mike volunteers the boat for the ; the crew is assigned to salvage duties.
Watching Pitt devolve from his dotage to his teens is a leap forward in effects to rival The Abyss and Terminator 2 but without ever shouting about it. Despite such weighty subjects, older teens -- whose interest may initially be piqued by star -- will likely find it engrossing, and even touching. If this is Fincher selling out, can he sell out more often please? It was subsequently anthologized in his book , which is occasionally published as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories. The film received thirteen nominations, including , for Fincher, for Pitt, and for , and won three, for , , and. Ses rencontres et ses découvertes, ses amours, ses joies et ses drames. The Criterion release includes over three hours of special features, and a documentary about the making of the film.
What is it attempting to say about life, love and death? After many years and many trials some beautiful, some harsh in each of their separate lives though Benjamin wrote post cards to Daisy for many of those years , they eventually meet again and fall in love. When Benjamin turns 20, the Button family realizes that he is aging backwards. A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. Archived from on September 30, 2007. He is born looking like a baby with all the infirmities old age. Situé à la Nouvelle-Orléans et adapté d'une nouvelle de F. He grows younger, until he resembles Brad Pitt, and then a younger Brad Pitt, and then -- we do not follow him all the way as he recedes into the temporal distance.
Benjamin meets a diverse group of people as he grows young, people that effect his perception of the world and others that bring new experiences into his life. In 1967, Daisy, who has opened a ballet studio, tells Benjamin that she is pregnant; she gives birth to a girl, Caroline, in the spring of 1968. He meets the young Hildegarde Moncrief, a daughter of General Moncrief, and falls in love with her. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button Also Known As: El curioso caso de Benjamin Button is a Drama, Fantasy, Romance film directed by David Fincher and written by Eric Roth. Other directors attached were and. Roth in the attempt include Robin Swicord Practical Magic , Charlie Kaufman Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Jim Taylor Sideways. That is only one half of why his birth is special.
In June 2003, director entered final negotiations to helm the project based on a new draft penned by screenwriter. How is this movie different from other Hollywood films, especially those that rely on more obvious effects? Though slow in some areas never meandering , as are some in Lawrence of Arabia, it is the unexpected in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button that make the film stand out from other period piece films. Advertisement We begin a movie or novel and assume it will tell a story in chronological time. Et quelles que soient les griffes de temps à survivre. In terms of the basic requirements of three-reel drama the film lacks substance, credibility, a decent script and characters you might actually care for.
After kindergarten, Benjamin slowly begins to lose memory of his earlier life. But, in turning his attention to the F. Believing he cannot be a proper father to his daughter due to his reverse aging, Benjamin sells his assets, leaves the proceeds behind for Daisy and Caroline, and leaves the next spring; he travels alone during the 1970s. And both are exquisitely tailored pieces of filmmaking that put dazzling visual effects in the service of deeply human stories. Archived from on December 11, 2008.
The tugboat rams the submarine, causing it to explode, sinking both vessels. And when this finally does happen, it is shot through with the knowledge that their passion can only be fleeting, that their physical forms are heading in completely opposite directions to their increasingly simpatico emotions. But it's so hard to care about this story. Bored at home, he enlists in the in 1898 and achieves great triumph in the military, rising to the rank of. As I watched the film, I became consumed by a conviction that this was simply wrong.
L'Etrange histoire de Benjamin Button: l'histoire d'un homme extraordinaire. Brad Pitt had collaborated with many of his co-stars in previous films. In 's 2000 Arabic short story A different kind of legend, a part of the author's mini novel series Paranormal, the main character Dr. This is also a love story that has no truck with notions such as fate and destiny, and as if to underline the point Fincher mounts an impeccable, intricately constructed What If? But where Button veers sharply from Titanic is in its emotional temperature. They are part of the world outside of the retirement home and usher in world events, some of which Benjamin takes an active part in. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. Now married, Daisy introduces him, as a family friend, to her husband and daughter.
But for all its coolness it never relinquishes the poignancy of its premise — that time is the nemesis of love — and this is the beating heart of the film. Abandoned by his biological father, Thomas Button, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth, Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Weak and wrinkled as a toddler, unlined and unencumbered as a grandfather, his is a life that moves against everyone else's current -- including that of Queenie , the African-American servant who finds him abandoned on the steps of a New Orleans nursing home and mothers him, and Daisy , the love of his life, who's a young girl when they first meet. They return to learn that Queenie has died, then move in together. He's also very curious about the world and the people in it. In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.