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The Resource The Curious case of Benjamin Button, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production, a David Fincher film ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by David Fincher, (videorecording)

The Curious case of Benjamin Button, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production, a David Fincher film ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by David Fincher, (videorecording)

Label
The Curious case of Benjamin Button
Title
The Curious case of Benjamin Button
Statement of responsibility
Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production, a David Fincher film ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by David Fincher
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Daisy Fuller Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that Hurricane Katrina hits. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud from the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life. The unusual aspect of his life is that he is ages backwards, being born an old man. He is diagnosed with several aged diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by Thomas Button, his biological father, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth. Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when in age they finally match up. Some of the revelations in Benjamin's diary are difficult for Caroline to read
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Alexandre Desplat
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
Language note
  • English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemying, Elias Koteas, Tilda Swinton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1954-
  • 1945-
  • 1963-
  • 1969-
  • 1961-
  • 1896-1940
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kennedy, Kathleen
  • Marshall, Frank
  • Chaffin, Ceán
  • Roth, Eric
  • Swicord, Robin
  • Fincher, David
  • Pitt, Brad
  • Blanchett, Cate
  • Henson, Taraji P
  • Ormond, Julia
  • Flemyng, Jason
  • Koteas, Elias
  • Swinton, Tilda
  • Desplat, Alexandre
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
165
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Infants
  • Human beings
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Adoptive parents
  • Diaries
  • Feature films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The Curious case of Benjamin Button, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production, a David Fincher film ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by David Fincher, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 165 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929306916
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
33372
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbs00084113
  • 629003
System details
DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Curious case of Benjamin Button, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production, a David Fincher film ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by David Fincher, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 165 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929306916
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
33372
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbs00084113
  • 629003
System details
DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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