Tuesday, May 27, 2008

El Curioso Caso de Benjamin Button

I saw the trailer for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button before Indiana Jones. The film, based on a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is directed by David Fincher and stars Brad Pitt as a man who is born old and ages in reverse. It looks bizarre and absolutely beautiful. I've often thought about the strange recapitulation that occurs as we get older and become almost more childlike in brain function and dependency. This film seems like an interestingly peculiar treatment of the subject.