4 comments on “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  1. I looked back on my notes on that film (http://thomas4cinema.wordpress.com/2009/02/15/the-curious-case-of-benjamin-button-david-fincher-2008/) and had a hard time remembering much detail – and then I remembered why that was: the film consists only of details, of set pieces and scenes, all done nicely, none overwhelming, all rather losely held together by the framework story. I did not mind the film, but was underwhelmed nonetheless. And I still do not understand what setting it in Hurricane-tortured New Orleans contributes.
    Nice site!

    • I believe the hurricane is just another backwards motif, since they spin counter-clockwise. Like the train station clock and the humming bird (the only bird that can fly backwards). Thanks for the great comments.

  2. I think when people try to relate to Benjamin they over think things too much, sorry that was kind of redundant. He’s actually not that different, none of us really remember our infancy and as we gain a better grasp on life we realize many faults and problems, he just realized a whole different set of problems. I can’t imagine how his mother felt though.

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