The curious case of Benjamin Button
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Format
DVD
Language
English
ISBN
1415748977, 9781415748978
UPC
097361430645

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General Note
Title from container.
General Note
Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
General Note
Special features: Commentary; four part documentary.
Creation/Production Credits
Music, Alexandre Desplat.
Participants/Performers
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemying, Elias Koteas, Tilda Swinton.
Description
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking.
System Details
DVD, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Fitzgerald, F. S. 1., Desplat, A., Swinton, T., Koteas, E., Flemyng, J., Ormond, J., Henson, T. P., Blanchett, C., Pitt, B., Fincher, D., Swicord, R., Roth, E., Chaffin, C., Marshall, F., & Kennedy, K. (2009). The curious case of Benjamin Button ([Special ed.]). Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

F. Scott 1896-1940. Fitzgerald et al.. 2009. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

F. Scott 1896-1940. Fitzgerald et al.. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Entertainment, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Fitzgerald, F. Scott 1896-1940., et al. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button [Special ed.], Paramount Home Entertainment, 2009.

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