The curious case of Benjamin Button
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Format
DVD
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
ISBN
9786316725493, 1415748616, 9781415748619
UPC
097363337249

Notes

General Note
From the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Claudio Miranda ; editors, Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall ; music, Alexandre Desplat.
Participants/Performers
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemyng, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Jared Harris, Elias Koteas, Phyllis Somerville, 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 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 dies in childbirth, Benjamin is 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 they finally match up in age. 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 (style guide)

Kennedy, K., Marshall, F., Chaffin, C., Roth, E., Swicord, R., Fincher, D., Pitt, B., Blanchett, C., Henson, T. P., Ormond, J., Flemyng, J., Ali, M., Koteas, E., Harris, J., Somerville, P., Swinton, T., Desplat, A., & Fitzgerald, F. S. 1. (2009). The curious case of Benjamin Button. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kathleen Kennedy et al.. 2009. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kathleen Kennedy et al., The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Entertainment, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kennedy, Kathleen, et al. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Entertainment, 2009. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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