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Felizmente dessa vez David Fincher não demorou tanto pra realizar um novo filme. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button já está em pós-produção segundo o IMDb (apesar de só estrear lá pelo fim do ano). No elenco Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Elle Fanning e Julia Ormond.


Sinopse: Um homem de 50 anos

começa a rejuvenescer inexplicavelmente. No entanto, depois de se

apaixonar por uma mulher de 30 anos, ele se vê em um dilema: como

manter o relacionamento se continuar a ficar mais jovem, e ela, mais


Inspirado no conto de Scott Fitzegerald.




Brad Pitt nos sets do filme.



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First Look at David Fincher's "Benjamin Button"

01-02-2008 (13:00:32)



first shots from the upcoming David Fincher (Fight Club) film, entitled

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," have been published in a

magazine. They feature a shot of a very ugly baby, which is actually a

look (view below) at what Brad Pitt

will look like as an infant in the movie. Apparently, each time we see

the character in different stages of his life, Pitt's face will be

placed over the actual actor's face.


Based on a short story by

F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" tells the

story of an elderly man (Pitt) who ages backwards. At the age of 50, he

falls in love with a 30-year-old woman (Cate Blanchett) and then must come to terms with the relationship as they literally grow in opposite directions.



addition, a reader of HollywoodElsewhere wrote in about his friend's

experiences working on the set of the new movie. The friend is a

costume designer and had lots of great things to say.


"Top to bottom she said the set and production was a dream, that both David Fincher

and Brad Pitt were consummate professionals, and that the script was

top-notch -- the only script she can recall making her cry, she said.

She added that the look and scope of design of the film while ambitious

is also intricate and exacting. Furthermore, she mentioned that some of

the sequences they saw that had been edited were absolutely stunning.

Her description of the mood of those who worked on it is that of bated

breath -- a near universal belief that they have made an outstanding

and moving film, one that transcends and one they wish not to jinx by

too much loose talk."


Magazine Article:



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Gente este trailer e simplismente genial dá para ver porque levou tanto tempo para chegar para as telonas e incrível o Benjamin(Pitt) nasce velho e vai aos poucos ficando jovem  e tem tom fábula e ligeralmente sombrio como as obras de Burton só que com um diferencial o David Fincher entrando no terreno da fantasia e com uma história totalmente original.Pena que só agora eu assiti o trailer

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Eu espero que sim, e filme para quem gosta de conteúdo e uma narrativa nada convencional até lá tem mais fotos do Pit

Vida ao contrário

Por: Christian Moreno


Dá uma olhada como o Brad Pitt tá velho, acabadão. Mas não foi a Angelina Jolie que fez isso. Em seu novo filme, O Curioso Caso de Benjamin Button, ele vive um cara cuja vida acontece ao contrário: o cidadão nasce aos 80 anos e vai rejuvenescendo. Seu destino está traçado: morrer bebê!

A fita é baseada em um conto escrito por F. Scott Fitzgerald em 1922. O diretor David Fincher considera a história “brutalmente dramática e honesta”.

Nos Estados Unidos, O Curioso Caso de Benjamin Button tem estréia marcada para 25 de dezembro.


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From Page to Screen: 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

by Eugene Novikov Aug 13th 2008 // 10:02PM

Filed under: Brad Pitt, From Page to Screen



The cover for the spiffy new movie edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

reads: "the inspiration for the upcoming major motion picture." Anyone

who reads the famous 1922 short story, about a man who is mysteriously

born a septuagenarian and begins to age backwards, will immediately

realize that it can't be any more than that. My copy is about fifty

small, large-print pages, and it takes no more than twenty minutes to

read. There are only about four characters of any note, and each of

their relationships is bitter and hollow; the whole thing is a quick,

moody burst of melancholy, a high concept on which Fitzgerald had no

interest in lingering.


The anxiously awaited movie is directed by David Fincher – his follow-up to Zodiac -- and written by Eric Roth (the IMDb doesn't list a credit for Fitzgerald), whose resume includes Forrest Gump, The Insider, and Munich.

Compared to the source material, the film has virtually a cast of

thousands. Benjamin's love interest is renamed Daisy – the story's

"Hildegarde" just doesn't have the same ring to it – and is played by Cate Blanchett. "Daisy age 6" is played by Elle Fanning

(a.k.a. Little Dakota), though it's hard to imagine what use the film

will have for a Daisy age 6: do she and Benjamin now meet while the

latter is an "old man" and she a toddler? President Theodore Roosevelt

shows up, for some reason. And, at least according to this Ain't It Cool test screening review, the current incarnation of the movie clocks in at three hours.


Fascinating. Of course, the notion of a movie borrowing a short story's

concept and vastly expanding its plot is nothing new: it has happened

with almost every movie based on a story by Philip K. Dick, for

example, as well as stuff like A Sound of Thunder, etc. But expanded short stories are rarely the sorts of expensive arthouse gambles that Benjamin Button

is turning out to be: the reported $100 million budget no doubt has

Paramount revving its Oscar campaign engines, and hectoring Fincher to

get that running time down down down.


It's hard not to get

excited. Fitzgerald was content to deliver a fairly simple allegory

about our attitudes toward aging, but the idea at the center of Benjamin Button

is rich with thematic possibilities. Fincher is nothing if not

ambitious, and all of his movies have interesting things going on under

the surface. Even in the story, Benjamin (now played by Brad Pitt)

had the makings of a tragic figure; I imagine Fincher and Roth will

flesh that out, make his chilling fate really hit home. Just the notion

of a love story where one person grows old while the other grows young

is incredibly potent, and one that Fitzgerald treats glibly. There's a

lot of room to work.


And indeed, the trailer suggests something epic and larger-than-life, something resembling Forrest Gump

in scale. Benjamin apparently globe-hops, since parts seem set in

Russia. Fincher has conceptualized Benjamin's anti-aging in a way that

makes some visual sense: he's born baby-sized but shriveled, becomes a

diminutive old man, then finally begins to resemble Brad Pitt. (In the

story, Benjamin apparently pops out of his mother fully grown.) The

romance has obviously become the heart of the story.


Maybe the

right way to look at this isn't to say that the movie takes

Fitzgerald's short story and adds all sorts of extraneous material to

make it fill a feature film. Maybe the answer, instead, is that Fincher

and Roth will truly explore an idea that Fitzgerald was content to

merely toy with. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a fun

little read that only hints at some moving, disturbing implications,

but the movie looks like it will actually realize them. In that sense,

the short story will truly be the "inspiration" for the film. More

adaptations should take that approach.


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David Fincher entra em guerra com Paramount por causa de Benjamin Button

E por isso estúdio abriu mão de produzir animação baseada na HQ Heavy Metal




Em julho noticiamos que a Paramount desistiu de produzir um longa animado inspirado na HQ Heavy Metal. Comentou-se que o estúdio considerou o projeto "arriscado demais para o grande público", mas os fatos são outros. A Paramount se negou a fazer Heavy Metal porque David Fincher não quer diminuir a metragem de The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Foi o que disse Kevin Eastman, co-criador das Tartarugas Ninja e editor da Heavy Metal, em entrevista à Playlist. "Desenvolvemos o projeto para a Paramount em janeiro. Era época deles tomarem uma decisão, e havia a pendenga com Fincher por causa de Benjamin Button. A Paramount queria que ele cortasse a duração do filme e disseram 'enquanto você não baixar a bola com Benjamin, não vamos dar sinal verde para nenhum outro projeto seu'. Então David mandou eles se f*** e disse que ia levar Heavy Metal para outro estúdio. Então fomos para a Sony."

A Paramount ainda se ressente pelo baixo retorno de Zodíaco, que tinha 2h38m. Segundo uma das colunistas da Variety, Anne Thompson, desde que Heavy Metal deixou a Paramount, Fincher remontou Benjamin Button, que de quase três horas ficou com aproximadamente duas horas e meia. É difícil saber se o estúdio se contentará com esse corte - e se Fincher, famoso pelo perfeccionismo, está disposto a tirar mais de seu aguardadíssimo próximo filme.

Adaptada por Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, O informante, Ali) do conto homônimo de F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), a história mostrará um homem comum, Benjamin Button (Pitt), que começa a rejuvenescer. Sua situação se complica ainda mais quando ele se apaixona por uma mulher, vivida por Cate Blanchett. Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond, Elias Koteas, Jason Flemyng e Taraji Henson também estão no elenco.

O filme estréia em 2 de janeiro no Brasil.fonte Omelete


Caraca e uma merda11 quando os estúdios são visão o lucro e interfere nas decisões do cineastas, mais uma coisa e certa Fincher não de ficar desempregado.
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Clipe do filme de fantasia com Brad Pitt - 26/09/2008 14:01

curiouscase_video.jpgO site TheMovieBox.net divulgou um vídeo sobre a fantasia The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. O clipe mostra o processo de transformação enfrentado pelo personagem de Brad Pitt, que começa a produção idoso mas fica cada vez mais jovem a medida que os anos passam.

Clique na figura, que apresenta Pitt envelhecido, para conferir o vídeo.

O longa estréia neste Natal nos Estados Unidos.

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Já imaginou Brad Pitt bem velhinho?

A edição online do ‘Daily Mail’ divulgou o processo de caracterização do personagem dele em ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’



Já imaginou Brad Pitt bem velhinho? A edição online do “Daily Mail” mostrou o processo de caracterização do personagem dele no longa “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, de David Fincher. Baseado no clássico romance homônimo de F. Scott Fitzgerald, o filme conta a história de um homem que misteriosamente começa a rejuvenescer.

Achei o clip muito bom da youtube com certeza Pitt e Fincher vai levar as  nossa mentes a  um lugar bem diferente03
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interessante como a musica pode transformar generos e evidenciar ou nao certos aspectos. no primeiro trailer colocaram aquela musica mais "sombria", da um certo medo do trailer, enfim. ja nesse a trilha mais animada e feliz da o tom da comedia, q eu nao sabia existir no filme; mas claro o drama se sobressairá. gostei, muito bom. será q essa musica já é do desplat?

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