David Fincher

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

“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.

Film Info

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

Special 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

Purchase Options

Special 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

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Cast
Brad Pitt
Benjamin Button
Cate Blanchett
Daisy
Taraji P. Henson
Queenie
Julia Ormond
Caroline
Jason Flemyng
Thomas Button
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
Tizzy
Jared Harris
Captain Mike
Elias Koteas
Monsieur Gateau
Phyllis Somerville
Grandma Fuller
Tilda Swinton
Elizabeth Abbott
Credits
Director
David Fincher
Screenplay
Eric Roth
Screen story by
Eric Roth
Screen story by
Robin Swicord
From the short story by
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Produced by
Kathleen Kennedy
Produced by
Frank Marshall
Produced by
Ceán Chaffin
Director of photography
Claudio Miranda
Production design
Donald Graham Burt
Editing
Kirk Baxter
Editing
Angus Wall
Costume designer
Jacqueline West
Music
Alexandre Desplat
Sound designer
Ren Klyce
Casting by
Laray Mayfield
Music conducted by
Alexandre Desplat

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