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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Life isn't measured in minutes, but in moments.
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
A David Fincher film that's quite unlike any other David Fincher film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button marks the esteemed filmmaker's first foray into a genre that's very different compared to his usuals, is a fascinating portrait of life seen from a different perspective, and even though it may not be as amazing as Fincher's best works, it's certainly his most distinct film to date.
Inspired from F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story of the same name, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button tells the life story of its titular character, who was born with all the characteristics of an old man but starts getting younger in appearance as the years pass by. The film covers his adventures & experiences as…
It's like Forrest Gump except not good.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a beautiful picture book devoid of any conflict or character development.
Fitzgerald’s story is an odd beast. It is an exploration of mortality and the shortcomings of being human and how we deal with those. It uses an interesting narrative structure to tell its story, giving shape to a very interesting protagonist. These themes are often dealt with in literature and here, as is often the case, so much gets lost in the translation to film.
Fincher’s film certainly holds all his trademark qualities. It is impeccably shot, with great attention to detail and a confident approach to the material. The visual and make up effects are great and everything is doused in…
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button is a remarkable film and an epic piece of storytelling. Unfortunately because David Fincher's films over the last twenty years have been so well received both critically and commercially, this film often gets overlooked. Up against the likes of Se7en, The Social Network, Fight Club, and Zodiac, it may well be lesser Fincher, but it's still a terrific achievement.
F Scott Fitzgerald wrote the short story which this film is based upon. It took many years of legal wrangling before David Fincher managed to gain the rights to this film and he didn't do things by half when it came to making it. A huge budget, a stellar cast, and some of the most…
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Review In A Nutshell:
Darkness surrounds our realities, an element that we find in the souls of others and within ourselves, we see how this darkness shape our surroundings and eventually shape the lives of the generations that come after us. We live in a time where a sense of fear radiates in the inner depths of our hearts and minds; an obsessive thought that sometimes forces us to see the world around us as a dangerous jungle rather than a relaxing paradise. David Fincher, a master filmmaker in the genres of mystery and suspense, creating film after film that captures the…
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's story, follows a man who is born in his eighties and regresses in his life: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. The film tells the story of Benjamin and his unusual journey, people and places he discovers along his path, his loves, the joys of his life, the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
People usually say The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is overlooked because it does not follow Fincherian style and because it's too long. Well, let me intervene, I don't think that The Social Network follows the style that Fincher usually presents to his audince, and it's probably…
I would be ok with being born a raisin if it meant I slowly turned into Brad Pitt.
Mi película menos favorita de Fincher.
A pesar de tratarse de un proyecto que llevaba años en desarrollo y de ser la tercera colavoración Fincher - Pitt, la historia de este hombre con un padecimiento de envejecer al revés no funciona muy bien.
No puedo evitar pensar en Forrest Gump. Lo único que hizo fue salir al mundo y vivir su vida y cosas extraordinarias sucedieron. No puedo evitar notar que en muchos aspectos se delata como un proyecto más personal de lo que nos tiene acostumbrados Fincher, motivado por la muerte de su padre. Como le pasó a Soderbergh con "Solaris".
Lo más rescatable es sin duda el espíritu imparable de Benjamin. Sí, es principalmente una historia de amor…
SAW IT AT BNAT 10
A great story about the journey of life. The people that worked on the special FX in this movie should definitely get an oscar.
I'm still not sure about this one. I liked a bunch of stuff about it but it seems to be less than the sum of its parts. The method of telling the story was occasionally clunky and nothing too much actually happened to the guy. Whether this would have created interesting exposition or distracted from an already convoluted narrative? Not sure. Thought provoking without actually provoking much thought. I might need to watch it again.
I mean, it wasn't anything special, but nicely done.
I'm lost for words in the wake of this beautiful piece of cinema.
I'm not one for slower films myself, but how anyone could degrade 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' due to a lack of action is baffling to me. Not much matters -- least of all, action -- when you're so captured by the heart and soul of a main character who is so simply pure. I'm moderately irked that Brad Pitt lost to Sean Penn for the Best Actor title in 2009, especially because Sean Penn is a scumbag who only won because he took on a progressive biopic role.
I won't complain about the parallel predicament with Cate Blanchett losing to Kate Winslet because Kate Winslet…
Exceptional movie, the movie is really touching as the novel of the same name by scoot fitzgerald inspired a whole generation and stays famous till now , i have to say the movie does the novel written by fitzgerald justice and will continue to extend the legacy of a brilliant novel
The framing device sucks and Eric Roth follows his own Gump playbook a tad too closely (but I'm cool with it because this is a far, far better movie than FG), but I've always liked Fincher's wistful, muted take. In its own subtle way I find the film's depiction of how time passing, and how two people aging in opposite directions can rob them of certain windows of experience that make up a life to be deeply moving. Claudio Miranda's cinematography is frequently stunning, a great showcase for what digital can do, as is Alexandre Desplat's score, and three great supporting performances (Taraji P. Henson, Jared Harris and Tilda Swinton) to make up for Pitt's somewhat detached one. It gets pegged as Fincher's "prestige" maneuver, but a movie this odd and beautiful deserves a better fate than Oscar also-ran. Definitely worth another look.
Film 4/30 - Scavenger Hunt, November 2015
6. A film directed by David Fincher!
"Did I ever tell you I was struck by lightning 7 times."
The final David Fincher film is now checked off my list and it is probably the least David FIncher film other than Alien. Though his style is there and the direction of this film is flawless if I didn't know prior Fincher would of been my last guess at who directed the film.
The performances were strong as you would expect from icons such as Pitt and Blanchett nothing mind blowing or a standout in their career however. This films problem was due to the story a cool idea on paper but not executed…
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