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The curious case of Benjamin Button [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by David Fincher.

Fincher, David. (Director). Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954- (Added Author). Marshall, Frank. (Added Author). Chaffin, Ceán. (Added Author). Roth, Eric, 1945- (Added Author). Swicord, Robin. (Added Author). Pitt, Brad, 1963- (Added Author). Blanchett, Cate, 1969- (Added Author). Henson, Taraji P. (Added Author). Ormond, Julia. (Added Author). Flemyng, Jason. (Added Author). Koteas, Elias, 1961- (Added Author). Swinton, Tilda. (Added Author). Desplat, Alexandre. (Added Author). Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940 Curious case of Benjamin Button. (Added Author). Paramount Pictures Corporation. (Added Author). Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ) (Added Author). Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemying, Elias Koteas, Tilda Swinton. (Cast).

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  • 11 of 13 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

Daisy Fuller Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that Hurricane Katrina hits. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud from the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life. The unusual aspect of his life is that he ages backwards, being born an old man. He is diagnosed with several aged diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by Thomas Button, his biological father, after Benjamin's biological mother dies in childbirth, Benjamin is raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors' home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when they finally match up in age. Some of the revelations in Benjamin's diary are difficult for Caroline to read.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library DRAMA CUR DVD (Text) 37814003164531 VIDEO DVD None 04/26/2018 Checked out 10/16/2021
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande DVD BEN (Text) 35178001839052 Video DVD None 02/11/2021 Checked out 10/02/2021
Echo Public Library DVD PG-13 Curious (Text) 37826000122502 Video DVD None 02/27/2013 Available -
Hermiston Public Library DVD CURI (Text) 37838000210252 Video DVD None 06/25/2009 Available -
Hood River County Library DVD FIC CUR (Text) 33892100117895 Adult DVDs DVD None 07/12/2013 Available -
Joseph Public Library VID CUR (Text) 30002000173997 Videos DVD None 11/12/2011 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview DVD CURIOUS (Text) 37620000779423 DVD DVD None 07/06/2013 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library DVD Curio (Text) 37862000359349 DVD DVD Branch_Only_3months 01/23/2016 Available -
Nyssa Public Library DVD CUR (Text) 36660000502665 Video DVD None 01/10/2018 Available -
Southern Wasco County Library DVD CUR (Text) 33892004832359 DVDS DVD None 12/07/2012 Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1415748616
  • ISBN: 9781415748619
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (165 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2009]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Alexandre Desplat.
Participant or Performer Note:
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemying, Elias Koteas, Tilda Swinton.
Summary, etc.:
Daisy Fuller Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that Hurricane Katrina hits. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud from the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life. The unusual aspect of his life is that he ages backwards, being born an old man. He is diagnosed with several aged diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by Thomas Button, his biological father, after Benjamin's biological mother dies in childbirth, Benjamin is raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors' home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when they finally match up in age. Some of the revelations in Benjamin's diary are difficult for Caroline to read.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
AFI Awards, USA, 2008: AFI Movie of the Year. Academy Awards, USA, 2009: Won 3, Best Achievement in Art Direction, Best Achievement in Makeup, Best Achievement in Visual Effects; 10 other nominations: Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Costume Design, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures-Original Score, Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Brad Pitt), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Taraji P. Henson), Best Writing-Adapted Screenplay. Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA, 2009: Best Fantasy Film, Best Make-Up, Best Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton).
Subject: Infants > Diseases > Louisiana > New Orleans > Drama.
Human beings > Aging > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Louisiana > New Orleans > Drama.
Adoptive parents > Louisiana > New Orleans > Drama.
Diaries > Drama.
Niños lactantes > Luisiana > Nueva Orleans > Teatro.
Relaciones hombre-mujer > Luisiana > Nueva Orleans > Teatro.
Fiction films.
Genre: Fantasy films.
Detective and mystery films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.

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