Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fantastic new trailer for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Back in May of this year the teaser trailer for director David Fincher's next visual treat debuted with the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The mesmerizing and tantalizing images were musically backed by the equally mesmermizing and tantalizing piece "The Aquarium" from Carnival of the Animals. It was nearly a perfect trailer and, to tell you the truth, I was more excited about the potential of this THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON than what the latest Indy film did for me.

For sometime it has been a toss up as to which film I was most looking forward to seeing this December: AUSTRALIA or BENJAMIN BUTTON.  Recently a second full length trailer was released and with that, "Old" BENJAMIN BUTTON is by far the front runner now.

While the first trailer emphasized the wonderous and mystical, this new trailer grounds the drama a bit more.  Included in that "grounding" is "new" musical accompaniment.  Now, I 'm not certain if these are excerpts of ALEXANDRE DESPLAT's new score for the film, but  I do not recognize it off-hand.  What we hear certainly could the score was recorded some time ago (check out's coverage) and is certainly in Desplat's minimalist vein.

Regardless, this movie looks amazingly good.  With the under-appreciated Brad Pitt, the always fantastic Cate Blanchette at the heart of the film and with David Fincher as the mastercraftsman over the entire project, my hopes could be no higher.   I'm also betting that THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON is going to be a far better showcase for Desplat's talents than the overly-gushed GOLDEN COMPASS was last year.  So what do you say?

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