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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, (DVD)

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, (DVD)

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
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking
Language note
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.C87 2009
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
  • DVDs, Spanish
  • DVDs, French
  • Wide-screen DVDs
  • Infants
  • Human beings
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Adoptive parents
  • Diaries
  • Feature films
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, (DVD)
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
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (165 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 032429256706
  • 097363337249
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn310781322
  • (OCoLC)310781322
  • 858195
System details
DVD, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
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, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (165 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 032429256706
  • 097363337249
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn310781322
  • (OCoLC)310781322
  • 858195
System details
DVD, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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