Oct 19, 2009 Uncategorized
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
A dream as old as humanity itself: to beat the aging process, a cheat and stay young in the course of life, or maybe even younger, are instead to look forward to the inexorable decline. But the supposedly heavenly state also has its pitfalls, such as the American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald short story published in his 1922 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button says. Which in turn was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain, who said: “Life would extend infinitely happier if we were born with 80 and are slowly moving towards 18.” The story of Fitzgerald’s long been considered unfilmable until asked David Fincher (Seven, Zodiac) and screenwriter Eric Roth, ability to be Forrest Gump already been demonstrated, and the producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, the case assumed. The result is a three-hour masterpiece that sets herself, the world’s one of the great hits of the cinema in 2009 to become, after the film has already been cleared in the U.S. at the box office and was nominated for 13 Oscars was precisely.
New Orleans in the summer of 2005: The city is in tense anticipation of a tropical cyclone Katrina, will bring the devastating havoc with them. While many people run away, waiting for Caroline (Julia Ormond) at the bedside of her dying mother, Daisy (Cate Blanchett) and read it at their request from the diary of a
friend of Benjamin Button is and will be the highlight, what time to Caroline’s real father. Now finally learns the young woman, dramatic and very strange story lies behind their families and behind their own lives. For
Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) came as a baby in 1918 with the body of a 80-year old man in the world to the course of his life to be getting younger. His mother dies deeply shocked at the sight of her son and his father is the strange child onto the steps of a nursing home, so that Benjamin growing up black in the geriatric nurse Queenie (Taraji P. Henson). When he was seven years old, he comes across the same age Daisy (Elle Fanning, the part of the adult Daisy does Cate Blanchett), an encounter that will change his life. But the love of the unequal pair is due to the external completely different age and reverse aging process by Benjamin under any reasonable star. Again and again, lost both of his eyes and come together again. Will it be the destiny still find each other?
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button / The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a deeply impressive, touching film that deeply immersed in the life story of an unusual love and of a turbulent century . A truly great film about the most important questions of human life as an intro point of view: how to spend his life, the first kiss and the consequent triggering longing of love that you have no time to waste, that life is short, hope and inner peace there is some wisdom in life, the meaning of melancholy, loneliness and destiny, the constant anxiety as the search for something, the realization that simply nothing lasts forever, but many things that you never forget …
Are impressive especially the two leading actors Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt. Whether in old age, as a man in his prime or twenties with a strong attitude of Marlon Brando – Brad Pitt is convincing in every scene, sexy and incredibly charismatic. Once again it appears that David Fincher and Brad Pitt, Fight Club and Seven are already implemented together, are a well-functioning team, which dominated many different genres.
Even though the audience knows from the outset that the love affair between Daisy and Benjamin because of special circumstances can hardly turn out well: The variety of puzzle pieces, epochs, historical miniatures and cross-references make the film not only a great love drama, but also a stimulating starting point for thinking about time and transience, about love, fate and the fickleness of fortune.
(Michael Spiegel / Joachim Kurz)
Title: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Original Title: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Country of production: USA Year of production: 2008 ( #) Length: 168 (min) of material: Warner Bros.Related posts