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Uniform Title Curious case of Benjamin Button (Motion picture)
Title The curious case of Benjamin Button [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production, a David Fincher film ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin ; directed by David Fincher ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth.
Published Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment ; [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2009]
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 Music & Media - Circulating Videos  PN1997.2 .C875 2009    IN LIBRARY
Edition [Special ed.].
Description 2 videodiscs (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 476
Criterion collection ; 476.
Credits Director of photography, Claudio Miranda ; editors, Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall; music, Alexandre Desplat.
Note From the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Title from container.
Special features: interviews with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett; audio commentary with David Fincher; footage of visual effects and makeup techniques; examination of the motion-capture process aging Brad Pitt; interview with Alexander Desplat; featurette on storyboards, costumes and direction; stills galleries.
Contents disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. The supplements.
System Reqs DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen 2.40:1 aspect ratio.
Cast Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemying, Elias Koteas, Tilda Swinton.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking.
Summary Daisy Fuller Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that Hurricane Katrina hits. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud from the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life. The unusual aspect of his life is that he is ages backwards, being born an old man. He is diagnosed with several aged diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by Thomas Button, his biological father, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth. Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when in age they finally match up. Some of the revelations in Benjamin's diary are difficult for Caroline to read.
Awards Academy Awards (2009): Best achievement in art direction ; Best achievement in makeup ; Best achievement in visual effects.
Language English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Infants -- Diseases -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Drama.
Human beings -- Aging -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Drama.
Adoptive parents -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Drama.
Diaries -- Drama.
Genre Fantasy films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Romance films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Related Names Fincher, David. Director.
Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954- Producer.
Marshall, Frank. Producer.
Chaffin, Ceán. Producer.
Roth, Eric, 1945- Screenwriter.
Swicord, Robin. Screenwriter.
Pitt, Brad, 1963- Actor.
Blanchett, Cate, 1969- Actor.
Henson, Taraji P. Actor.
Ormond, Julia. Actor.
Flemyng, Jason. Actor.
Koteas, Elias, 1961- Actor.
Swinton, Tilda. Actor.
Miranda, Claudio. Cinematographer.
Baxter, Kirk. Film editor.
Wall, Angus. Film editor.
Desplat, Alexandre. Composer.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Curious case of Benjamin Button.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 9781415748978
Standard # 097361430645
Publisher # 143064 Paramount Home Entertainment
OCLC number 310781313