Trailer Watch: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Most of you saw this in front of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but for those of you fortunate enough to have skipped that disappointment, or who want to watch it again, the trailer for David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is online courtesy Apple, which also has it in high definition. It’s a gorgeous, haunting trailer, showcasing some beautiful art direction, an eerie piece of music from “The Carnival of Animals – The Aquarium” by Camille Saint-Saens (possibly not from the film, since Alexandre Desplat is credited with the film’s score), a stunning Cate Blanchett, and… well, a kind of ridiculous accent by Pitt, but I think I can handle it.

Eric Roth’s script was based on a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, apparently inspired by a remark of Mark Twain’s “to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end.”

The adaptation stars Brad Pitt as a man who was born old and ages backwards, with all the hardships that would entail. Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton co-star. Benjamin Button arrives in theaters on December 19, 2008.

Posted on June 18, 2008 at 10:16 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Nathan
    on 2008-06-19 at 11:32

    Am I the only one tired of Pitt? I look forward to seeing him in the new Coen Bros. movie, but people just seem to fall over this guy like he secrete chocolate milk from his nipples or something.

    Has the feel of Big Fish, which I can’t complain much about.

  2. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2008-06-19 at 12:35

    I always recommend The Adventures of Baron Munchausen to people who liked Big Fish. Perhaps it’s something I need to see again, but Big Fish felt far too familiar — too similar to Munchausen in tone, in some ways — for me to fall in love with it.

    I’m not a fan of Pitt. He was great in 12 Monkeys and Fight Club, but mostly is very overrated. My interest in this film is because after Zodiac, I would watch whatever Fincher did next.

  3. Written by Lethal Interjection
    on 2008-06-26 at 23:38

    Pitt will be great, I’m sure. I mean, Fincher (who is, as mentioned, absolutely brilliant), and Pitt have worked together twice before (Seven and Fight Club), so it has that going for it. And those movies were fantastic, as was 12 Monkeys, so he definitely has it in him.

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