The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

David Fincher

 
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  • United States
  • 2008
  • 165 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.40:1
  • English
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  • Spine #476

“I was born under unusual circumstances . . .” Thus begins The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, the Academy Award–winning film starring Brad Pitt as a man who is born in his eighties and ages backward, and Cate Blanchett as the woman he is destined to love forever. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a monumental journey—as unusual as it is epic—that follows Benjamin’s remarkable adventure of romance and redemption from the end of World War I through the twenty-first century. Directed by David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a powerful testament to life and death, love and loss.

Cast

Benjamin ButtonBrad Pitt
DaisyCate Blanchett
QueenieTaraji P. Henson
CarolineJulia Ormond
Thomas ButtonJason Flemyng
TizzyMahershalalhashbaz Ali
Captain MikeJared Harris
Monsieur GateauElias Koteas
Grandma FullerPhyllis Somerville
Elizabeth AbbottTilda Swinton

Credits

DirectorDavid Fincher
ScreenplayEric Roth
Screen story byEric Roth and Robin Swicord
From the short story byF. Scott Fitzgerald
Produced byKathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Ceán Chaffin
Director of photographyClaudio Miranda
Production designDonald Graham Burt
EditingKirk Baxter and Angus Wall
Costume designerJacqueline West
MusicAlexandre Desplat
Sound designerRen Klyce
Casting byLaray Mayfield
Music conducted byAlexandre Desplat

Disc Features

AVAILABLE IN BOTH DOUBLE-DVD AND BLU-RAY DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITIONS:

  • Interviews with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett
  • Audio commentary featuring Academy Award-nominated director David Fincher
  • Never-before-seen footage revealing the innovative techniques behind the Academy Award–winning visual effects and makeup
  • Step-by-step examination of the motion-capture process aging Brad Pitt
  • In-depth exploration of David Fincher’s creative process on the set
  • Interview with acclaimed composer Alexandre Desplat about the score
  • Featurettes on the film’s storyboards, costumes, and Academy Award–winning art direction
  • Stills galleries, including costume design and candid behind-the-scenes production photos
  • Optional French- and Spanish-dubbed soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, and optional French and Spanish subtitles
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Kent Jones

    Cover based on a theatrical poster

Film Essays

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: The Man Who Watched the Hours Go By

By Kent JonesMay 05, 2009

There are few careers in big-time modern American moviemaking like David Fincher’s. Where . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

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February 14, 2014


Photo Galleries


Features

Bits and Bobbles of Benjamin Button

By Hope ParrishJune 03, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button property master Hope Parrish writes: “When it came to the . . . Read more »


Features

The Vision Is In the Details: On Working With David Fincher

June 03, 2009

We’ve pieced together comments from production designer Donald Burt and property master Hope . . . Read more »


Film Essays

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: The Man Who Watched the Hours Go By

By Kent JonesMay 05, 2009

There are few careers in big-time modern American moviemaking like David Fincher’s. Where . . . Read more »

Other Editions

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Criterion DVD)
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