The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 46 mins

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“I was born under unusual circumstances” and so begins 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', adapted from the 1920s story by F Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: A man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man’s life can be. Benjamin Button, is a grand tale of a not so ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
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Film Type:
Feature
Language:
English
Spoken Languages:
French, Russian
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
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No
Trivia:
This film is loosely based on by F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1922 short story of the same name.

David Fincher also directed Brad Pitt in Fight Club (1999). A nod to this Fight Club occurs when Benjamin's father asks about "the house on Paper Street."

Roy Cleveland Sullivan (1912-1983) holds the Guinness World Record for having actually been struck by lightning seven times. Mr. Daws (Ted Manson) recalls being struck while in his car: "Did I ever tell you I been struck by lightning seven times? Once when I was just sittin' in my truck just minding my own business," as happened to Sullivan in 1969.

The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards. Hurricanes spin counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. These, among other "backward" motifs involving clocks and so on, tie in with the major thematic elements related to Benjamin Button living life in reverse.