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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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Release Date: December 25, 2008 (North America)

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance          MPAA Rating: PG-13

Production Phase: Released

Studio: Paramount Pictures   Production Company: The Kennedy/Marshall Company

Who's In It: Brad Pitt (Benjamin Button), Cate Blanchett (Daisy), Tilda Swinton (Elizabeth Abbott), Julia Ormond (Caroline), Elias Koteas (Monsieur Gateau)

Who's Making It: David Fincher (Director), Eric Roth (Screenwriter), Kathleen Kennedy (Producer), Frank Marshall (Producer), Cean Chaffin (Producer)

Premise: Benjamin Button, born with the body of an old man, grows physically younger with every year that passes him by. As the years pass by he experiences love with Daisy, but can the two ever... More »

Official Website: www.benjaminbutton.com

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Monday, February 23, 2009

While it entered the 81st Academy Awards with the most nominations (13), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button only could claim three Oscars: Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction and Best Makeup.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Benjamin Button posters utilize the film's most recognized talent, those being the faces of stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. But what if Paramount had decided to go with the film's hook, that being the idea of a baby being born old and growing physically younger as he ages, as the primary means of promoting the film on its one-sheet? An interesting exercise in this thought experiement is on display at Slashfilm when the site published an image used in the marketing campaign for Oscar voters, that being of a black woman holding the wrinkled with old age and grey haired baby Benjamin. A Slashfilm reader took things a step further by adding the credit block, title and a possible tag line for the film in a mock-up of what a poster using this imagery might look like.

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