The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Dan Movie Reviews

David Fincher’s first PG-13 film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, is based on a short story by noted author F. Scott Fitzgerald.  A rather interesting biographically-laid out story told through flashback, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is about the life and times of a Mr. Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) – who was “born under unusual circumstances”.  Dying from cancer in 2005, the very elderly Daisy (Cate Blanchett) has her daughter Caroline read to her from Benjamin’s diary.  Born …

The Cover of Daily Variety *UPDATED*

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Two photos that I took at the scoring session for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button were licensed by Daily Variety for their Film and TV Music issue.  Yes, I got credit (and a link to the website) – but what I didn’t realize was that not only did they use the two photographs in the article about the film, but they also used on of them – very largely – on the front cover of the magazine!  I’ll get …

Zodiac

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Tonight I had a screening of David Fincher’s latest film, Zodiac. Based on the 1986 novel by Robert Graysmith about the serial killings done by the “Zodiac Killer” in the late 1960s, the film focuses on Graysmith’s account of the murders, and his subsequent investigation and research for his novel. I had great expectations for this film, given Fincher’s track record for dark and interesting films (Seven and The Game most notably). However, I was ultimately disappointed – maybe my …