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Benjamin Button Presentation

literature into film
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apiwan virojvaranurak

on 18 June 2013

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Transcript of Benjamin Button Presentation

summary
Where and when was this story written
short story first published in 1922 in Collier’s Magazine
Essential Theme
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Theme of Identity
Compare & contrast
Literature Part
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Writing Style
Modern
Imaginary and Symbolism
slightly pompous tone
realistically
Sad ending
- For the Curious Case of Benjamin Button
funniest story ever written
was put in Fitzgerald’s collection Tales of the Jazz Age
was inspired to write it by a remark made by Mark Twain
Compare with Fitzgerald's life

unnatural childbirth, related to his sister

has joined the U.S army Spanish-American war.

Baltimore, Maryland
Q: What wrong with natural order ?
2. PHYSICAL CONDITION
1. AGE
Q: How did he come to
this conclusion ?
- nothing different
in the cycle of life
Q: The obvious negative aspect ?
- family
- relationship
- alienation

“People may try to look pass something, but in the end it will always come back to reminded of.”
“If something is abnormal to society, society usually turns the other cheek”
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Theme of Family
1.
2.
Connection to real life
The Great Weakness
for Benjamin Button

1. Never dives into details
2. Story itself
3. Length of movie
Compare this work to author’s another work
The Forrest Gump
young boys who had a disability that bound them to wheelchairs.
a young girl that the main character begins to fall in love with.
central mother figure whose death seriously affects the main character.
the main character gets to spend some time with his long lost love.
movies have long running times.
the journey of life and its common life problems and situations are the keys to success in both movies
.

Visual Effects
visual effect process
Symbolism
Values
Settings & Timeline
Characters
- Benjamin Button
- Hildegarde / Daisy

Benjamin
Hildegarde
Daisy
Benjamin & Roger Button
Relationship
1. Benjamin and his father
2. Benjamin and Queenie
3. Benjamin and his lover
4. Benjamin and his child
One actor > Brad Pitt
3 different body of Benjamin
Contour
Creating three maquettes representing Benjamin in his 80s, 70s, and 60s.
Shooting scenes on set with actors in blue hoods
using contour to capture Brad Pitt's facial expression
shooting Brad with HD cameras to get animation curves and timing
attaching CG head to the actor's body
creating software system for hair, teen, eyes, and all elements
creating the final shot
Camera angle
low angle
God's eye view
Entrapment
Double images
medium shot
Canted angle
button
clock
storm
hummingbird
"You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. You can make the best or the worst of it."
"You never know what's coming for you."
"We're meant to lose the people we love. How else will we know how much they meant to us?"
"It's never too late or too early to be whoever you want to be."
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
helps us appreciate life as it is.

Benjamin & Hildegarde
Benjamin & Daisy
Benjamin & Roscoe
- His son named "Roscoe" in the story
- The daughther of General Moncrief
- the granddaughter of a woman at the resident home.
- a ballet dancer
Benjamin & Queenie
Benjamin & Caroline
stayed under radar of popularity until 2008
the prose of course extraordinary
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