DVD Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Blu-ray)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Directed by David Fincher
Blu-ray Edition
Starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson
Paramount Home Entertainment
Release Date: May 5, 2009

A wonderfully witty and magical tale coming from a 1921 F. Scott Fitzgerald short story is what caught the eye of director David Fincher. That this odd fable can still be able to gather up the natural resources that it takes to create an emotional love story that harkens back to the earlier style cinema romances is a head scratching miracle. Fincher’s previous work has always been spread across the table, working with films that can’t be classified within a certain genre: Fight Club and Seven. His films specialize in making the brain feel numb, helpless, and absorbed; all in which were in top form with his last film, Zodiac. With The Curious Case of Benjamin Button he wants to see life from an entirely different perspective than that of what previous films have depicted and in a different way as he shot the film digitally giving the film a bitterness and isolated feel. In doing so the result is that of a perspective that we can’t even begin to fathom, let alone appreciate.

We can’t appreciate moments in the film because our central character doesn’t fully appreciate them. His name is Benjamin (Brad Pitt) and he was born in 1919 as little as an infant but as old as an 80-year-old man. He lives life backwards as time goes by, decreasing in age while his looks become younger. All the while his brain tries to function what exactly is going on.

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Contest: ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ Soundtrack CD
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, is probably the most anticipated movie of the holiday season, and the soundtrack for the film has a lot of award buzz as well. The score, by Alexandre Desplat, has already been nominated for a Golden Globe, so an Oscar nod is surely not far behind.

In honor of its recent nomination, we here at Geeks of Doom have one (1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Soundtrack to give away to one lucky winner!

One (1) winner will receive:

— (1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Soundtrack CD

This is a 2-CD collection of the film’s original score by Alexandre Desplat, along with tunes by Louis Armstrong, The Platters, and Bix Beiderbecke and more. The soundtrack goes on sale on December 16, 2008.

You can here some of the score at Warner Bros. BAFTA site for the film, and a few tracks here below too. For the track listing and more information about his CD, see the About section here below.

TO ENTER: Fill out the form below and submit. Entry form is here after the jump.

RULES: One entry per person. All entries must be in by Friday, December 19, 2008 at 9pm EST. This contest is only open to residents of the United States. No international entries will be accepted. Void where prohibited. Winners will be chosen randomly from valid entries and will be notified by email. NOTE: We will not sell your contact info into spam slavery. Enter with confidence.

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