Press Screening of "The Curious Case Of BENJAMIN BUTTON"
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I'm back!!! Yes folks, itchyfeetpinay is back to blogging. My last post was December 24, 2008, was too busy preparing stuffs for the Christmas and New Year so my apology to all my readers.
Anyway, this is my first event for 2009 as Warner Bros. Pictures invited bloggers last January 5 to the Press Screening of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" at Gateway Mall, Cineplex 10 Cinema 5. Thanks Azrael for the ticket...again.
A very TOUCHING movie, I cried.
A very DETAILED movie.
A movie full of LOVE.
A movie WORTH watching for.
What are you waiting for?
Opens January 8
“I was born under unusual circumstances.”
And so begins “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: A man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. From New Orleans at the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, on a journey as unusual as any man’s life can be, the film tells the grand tale of a not so ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds and loses, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures Present A Kennedy/Marshall Production A David Fincher Film, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Tilda Swinton. The film is directed by David Fincher. The screenplay is by Eric Roth, with screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord, based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Ceán Chaffin.
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” began its life as a short story written in the 1920s by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who, in turn, drew his own inspiration from a quote by Mark Twain: “Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18.”
The chance to live life backwards would seem ideal. “But it’s not that simple,” says Roth. “On the surface, you think it would be just lovely, but it is a different kind of life, which I think is so compelling about this story. Even though Benjamin is going backwards, the first kiss and the first love are still as significant and meaningful to him. It doesn’t make any difference whether you live your life backwards or forwards – it’s how you live your life.”
The movie explores the human condition that exists outside of time and age – the joys of life and love and the sadness of loss. “David and I both wanted it to feel as if this was anybody’s story,” Roth says. “It’s just a man’s life – that’s what’s sort of extraordinary about the movie and very ordinary at the same time. What affects this odd character affects everyone.”
Benjamin was born in New Orleans in 1918, at the end of the Great War – a good night to be born. When Benjamin’s mother dies in childbirth, his father, horrified at his appearance, abandons the baby on the steps of Nolan House, a retirement home where he is taken in by Queenie, the home’s caretaker. Benjamin Button's journey starts here...
Benjamin and Daisy
Daisy and Benjamin?
Karylle and Christian Bautista and of course bloggers at the back, whew!
Yes! They're together at the Press Screening...
Aerin, Ed, Gab, Monique, Jon Avila and Trixie
with Janus del Prado
Cocktail dinner before the screening with Monching, Trixie, Ada, Aerin, Chris, Jori, Monique and Gab
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