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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Book and Film

            The Curious Case of Benjamin Button takes its place, adapted from the nineteen twenties literary work by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards. [htt9] Brought to the big screen by Warner Brothers in partnership with Paramount Pictures and the original screenplay are adapted by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord. The director David Fincher has done an outstanding job portraying the story of a lovingly man who seems to age backwards. [Rog08] My overall anticipation and excitement for the movie was well worth the wait.
             In the story Benjamin is born able to speak and the size of an elderly man, able to walk with a cane. The film adaptation has Benjamin born with the characteristics of a man in his eighties, but the abilities of a newborn. Though both of the works acknowledge the unusual birth they both interpret the case differently. In the film Benjamin is adopted from the stairs of a porch after being abandoned by his father. As his age progresses, Benjamin becomes even younger and during this time, he fell in love with a girl named Daisy whom he met when he was twelve years old and reunited again when they were older and with comparable physical age. They had a daughter named Caroline. When Caroline was born, it was also the time when Benjamin Button was aging younger. Daisy said that it is best for Benjamin to leave believing he cannot be a father figure to his daughter due to his reverse aging and despite his despicable disease he was facing he did try to prove to be a good father to Caroline. The story really is similar to life; when we grow old we really do revert back to our childhoods. In the movie Benjamin's health continues to decline as his body physically cannot keep up with the demands of his mental capacity, and he continues to get younger mentally.
             Brad Pitt's character had to undergo many hours of makeup and computerized dramatizations.

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