Finally - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Posters!
by Alex Billington
November 20, 2008
Paramount has finally released two official posters for David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button a mere month before it's set to arrive in theaters. I first heard about what they looked like a few weeks ago and even at that time thought their concept was rather weak. But looking at them in full like this, it definitely seems like Paramount dropped the ball and pulled these designs together very last minute. As excited as I am to see Benjamin Button, these unimpressive posters make me even more skeptical. Is this really Fincher's masterpiece? Or has his fight with the studio result in nothing but a big mess?
Just in case you might be confused by the concept, these posters are meant to be placed side-by-side. Cate Blanchett's has "life" written forward, while Brad Pitt's has "life" written backwards. This is to signify that his life, and time, goes backwards for him - and that is the Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is directed by visionary filmmaker David Fincher, of Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, and Zodiac previously. The screenplay was penned by Oscar winner Eric Roth, of Forrest Gump, The Horse Whisperer, Spielberg's Munich, and The Good Shepherd. This story was originally adapted from a short story written by legendary writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1922. Paramount will debut The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in theaters everywhere on December 25th, Christmas Day.
Reader Feedback - 17 Comments
Very interesting. Brad Pitt's face is reversed, too, I think -- compared it to photos on Google Images. Normally, his face is lopsided just a little towards the left, but here it's towards the right.
DogChasingCars on Nov 20, 2008
I like them, very simplistic. I saw it in the theater, I couldn't take my eyes off of it.
tzarinna on Nov 20, 2008
cate looks magnificent
twispious on Nov 20, 2008
So excited, so excited for this to come out!
Brooke on Nov 20, 2008
I think its going to be a great movie.
DarkPadme on Nov 20, 2008
It looks pretty nice 🙂 but why so late? 🙂
Cristian Ciofu on Nov 21, 2008
What's this fight between Paramount and Fincher?
Drama on Nov 21, 2008
I like the images. Both beautiful photos. And the clever idea of printing the text backward on his poster... But wish the two photos looked more similar: So he'd have the same backlit halo as Cate does.
Gabriel G on Nov 21, 2008
I love them, very artistic and compelling images. The movie should be spectacular.
Tyler on Nov 21, 2008
i want a copy of the Cate Blanchett version, i find her to be so beautiful.
The Delightful Deviant on Nov 21, 2008
I like the photo...it works.
ADRL on Nov 21, 2008
Cate Blanchett is downright ugly. And you guys are a little late on this one! I saw the Pitt one at the local theater about 2 weeks ago.
Tom on Nov 21, 2008
@Tom, comment 12: I'm curious as to what your idea of an ideal woman is then. I'm sure you yourself are not a supermodel.
Eli on Nov 22, 2008
Doesn't work for me.
Ryan on Nov 22, 2008
I actually really like these posters. I think the photographs are amazing in their simplicity and that the looks on their faces make the photos.
Lauren on Nov 23, 2008
I dont get this, both photos seem to be from different movies, the style, the post production the light all is different. does this has to do with the campaign idea? care to explain it to me? She looks SO photoshoped. and the idea of the life efil just looks basic and simple in the wrong way.
patricio on Nov 24, 2008
I've just watched the film, I thought it was extremely well constucted, but the hyperbole of 'One of the best films ever', that I'm not sure about. Makes good and thought=provoking viewing however, and doesn't drag over 2 hours and 20 minutes. So, if you like a good story, well acted, that looks sumptuous, you'll enjoy this. Make your own mind up, OK?
Ian in Spain on Dec 29, 2008
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