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The curious case of Benjamin Button

Author: David FincherKathleen KennedyFrank MarshallCeán ChaffinEric RothAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, California : Paramount Pictures, Vaughan, ON : Criterion-on-Demand, 2008. [2013]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Streaming video
Fiction films
Feature films
Drama
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Fincher; Kathleen Kennedy; Frank Marshall; Ceán Chaffin; Eric Roth; Robin Swicord; Brad Pitt; Cate Blanchett; Taraji P Henson; Julia Ormond; Jason Flemyng; Elias Koteas; Tilda Swinton; Mahershala Ali; Jared Harris; Phyllis Somerville; Elle Fanning; Alexandre Desplat; Claudio Miranda; Donald Graham Burt; Kirk Baxter; Angus Wall; Jacqueline West; Burt Dalton; F Scott Fitzgerald; Paramount Pictures Corporation,; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ),; Criterion-on-Demand (Firm),
OCLC Number: 922678660
Notes: Based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Originally released as a motion picture by Paramount Pictures, 2008.
Title from distributor's web site (viewed February 2, 2015).
Credits: Music by Alexandre Desplat ; director of photography, Claudio Miranda ; production designer, Donald Graham Burt ; edited by Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall ; costume designer, Jacqueline West ; special effects coordination, Burt Dalton.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemying, Elias Koteas, Tilda Swinton, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Jared Harris, Phyllis Somerville, Elle Fanning.
Awards: Academy Awards, 2009; Best Achievement in Visual Effects; Best Achievement in Art Direction; Best Achievement in Make-Up
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking.
Description: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (167 min.))
Other Titles: Benjamin Button
Criterion on Demand.
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.

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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.

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