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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…
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…
It's like Forrest Gump except not good.
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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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…
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring the handsome Brad Pitt, is about a boy who is born with old man genes, he's young but he looks old, and each year he gets younger and younger and has to watch all of his friends and family die around him.
I almost had to open an Excel-page to keep track on how old everyone was throughout.
So I might be swimming against the current on this one, but I don't like this movie. Large sections of this movie are boring and Brad Pitt honestly isn't that compelling. Though I like the basis for the film I think it was poorly executed. That being said it does have its moments. Definitely not one of Fincher's best.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
스콧 피츠제럴드의 단편을 토대로 만들어진 영화.
거꾸로 흐르는 시간을 살아가는 벤쟈민을 따라가며 우리 생을 생각하게 만든다.
아무 생각없이 사는것처럼 보이는 아이들이 사실 노인의 지혜를 가질수 있다 - 비록 할수있는것은 적지만.
닳고 시들은 인생이라고 생각하는 노년기에도 아이같은 순수함을 가질수 있다고 생각할 수 있다.
마지막 죽음의 순간엔 빈손으로 왔던 것처럼 아무것도 없는 갓난아이의 모습으로 간다는 것 아닐까?
중년의 케이트에게 십대 후반의 모습으로 나타난 피트.
그 둘의 섹스만큼 슬픈게 있을까?
돌아서서 처지고 주름진 몸을 가리며 옷을 입는 케이트의 모습이 무척 가슴을 아리게 한다.
왜 그때 만나야 했을까?
난 이 영화가 좋다.
- wanted to give it another go after being disappointed in the theater though my original quibbles were it had an aimlessly boring story structure & a self-centered view of aging and death. i remembered these were my quibbles when, after this viewing, i said them again.
- cinematographer Claudio Miranda also did "TRON: Legacy," "Oblivion," and "Life of Pi."
I loved this film, then i thought it was great, now I think its good...its like I'm working my way backwards on rating. Meta
I like this film just about as much as most people dislike it. Oh well! To each their own, eh?
I don't know what David Fincher was thinking with this film because it was so terrible. Only saving grace was the acting was phenomenal, visual effects and makeup was great, and of course the directing was great because it was David Fincher. Other than that, it was boring just plain boring. I don't like how Benjamin just up and left his family like that, he still had 15 or 20 years left before he became too young and he loved Daisy and their daughter but he just decided TO UP AND LEAVE UGH. Anger doesn't even begin to describe what I was feeling during that scene.
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The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 196/776 (25%)