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10 The Sun, Wednesday, December 31, 2008 I Business Cards ! I At the Movies I .., +o..,.....,., t 'Benjamin Button' is an ordma00" life lived backwards ILIJIIBltll S'I'II H P,q !, ="r"''" ,,...,., Sheridan I By Inn Black through life in reverse. Now, a film to be getting younger the more Benjamin himself, who should Special to The Sun has been"adapted" to that story. I use years he stays alive, have been the emotional focus, was the quotes because apart from the The film chronicles his extraor- cryptic and hard to read. Where we aaxa uWTIP' ]SSN6 ,nn.n,i  Aging, life and death are one of name of the rifle character, and the dinary life, as Button gets younger, should have seen what is was like ' the fundamental factors of our ex- very basic premise of aging in re- sees more of the world, discovers for him to have this vastly different TIllS Plffl]llE? i+noo as human beings. Those of verse, the story is entirely different, his origins and finds love with experience with life, the audience us who are younger tend not to from the setting to the charaOers. Daisy. Ofcourse, it is his love and instead views it from miles away, tliink about it so much, unless it is The plot is told from a New Or- relationship for Daisy that not only suiveying it like a scientist. In the forced on us. The people around us leans hospital in 2005 (right before supplies the major heart of the film end, apart from him ageing in re- areaging, true, but because it hap- the impact of Hurricane Katrina), as but its ultimate irony as weU. verse, Benjamin's life Aidn't seem pens constantly we don't really a daughter watches over her elderly, Troth be told, even after a good all that different. Sure it was exotic Dentures need to recognize it. dying mother, Daisy (Cate long while ofcontemplafion, I'msfill and filled with many adventures, but Our parents, for the most part, Blanchett). At her mother's request, not sure how I truly feel about this that is the case for niany fictitious Relines look the same as yesterday, so she reads the diary of her mother's movie. There was plenty to like alxmt +subjects of biography. Just look at Repairs there's nothing to alarm us. Occa- lover, amanbythenameofBenjamin it. It looked amazing, the perfor- "Forest Gump" which was interest- sionaUy we are thrown out of this (Brad Pitt). Benjamin was not like minces were quite good, and was ingly penned by Eric Ruth who also comfort zone, but it doesn't take usual babies. He was bum just after certainly inlriguing. Here is a movie wrote the "Button" screenplay. much effort to findone's wayback WorldWar 1, seemingly at the age of where special effects come alive as + Apart fromhis looks, Benjamin in. In our minds, aging works in a an 80-year-old in an infant's body. Pitt is magically Wansformed from seemed to completely act his age. simple way. It flows in one direc- Shocked at the monstrous ap- old mantoinfantwithremarkableart- When he was young, despite look- lion, starting with birth and youth pearance, his father dumps the baby istry. On the other hand, thefilmwas ing in liis 70s he acted like a child. and ending with old age and death, off at a retirement home, where he abitslow.'q'heCuriousCaseofBen- In the E Scott Fitzgerald story it was In 1921E Scott Fitzgerald wrote is cared for by one of the matrons jaminButton"isalmostathree-hour quite the opposite. Benjamin started a short story entitled 'q'he Ckaious (Taraji P. Henson). She names him experience, and there were side plots with the mind of an older man, and Games Case of Benjamin Button" which Benjamin, and though he has the that could have been cut from this he gradually became more imma- Puzlez with this idea a little. In the mannerisms and size ofachild, he film and it would bave beenfine, lure. In the movie, Benjaminis ex- f l [! story, a boy was ham old and as he appears to be a very old man. As This is one of those rare films actly how he should be on the in' 1,4OSSWOr_ grew older in years, he grew younger he grows up in the reKrement home, that I will probably have more side, but the opposite of what he -   in appearance, essentially going he begins to realize that he seems negative things to say about it than should be on the outside. Though 7" ....  positive, and yet I still consider it interesting, it seems little more than an excellent moie. This is most a slight change of pace for what is 7" -- ---  likely because what I liked about otherwise a conventionalstory. the film was very simple. It doesn't I know it may seem as though I " I  require much in the way of expla- am only attacking this film, but nation, yet the parts that bothered when I left the theater these were !I ! me are more complex. I felt very the points that were weighing little emotional attachment to the heavily on my mind, that and that characters at all. I wanted to, of Benjaminseemedtobeoldformuch course, but the film simply didn't longer than he was young, butlsup- give me the opportunity, pose that was an artistic choice. It's " In 32 //" off.the new ,stand price not as ifl disliked the movie. It was __ J" when you subscribe go The Sun/ more that I had very high expecta- II BB 35 f lions. After all, many in the media Ill have touted this as the early favorite + 3, lira- +0 Have THE SUN delivered forabestpictureOscar.I'mnotsure II in your mail oronlineat I see that anymore, though it will r 43  week of the year www.catheatres.com certainly have many nominations. " 47  for only $29.00 'abe Cunous Case of Benjamin Button" is indeed curious and inter- " 50  Youget complete cow2ge of ioc.#l news ,,, esfing, but it is somewhat deadpan in  oorts ... community and .choo/e .... its delivery. There were many things, cinematically speaking, that were Copyright PuzPuz Pues"'08 t oec/al .sgute ... andshopp]n information, too,/t quite brilliant with this film, but I t it's easy to subscdbe to THE SUN. Simply flll out this coupon and mail itwith | couldn't make tbe connection with it Across Down , yourcheckormonoyorderto: THESUN, RO, Box 68, Sheridan, OR97378.. | on an emotional level, which, for a 1. Marvelous, in slang 1. Pisces | or bring it with your payment to our office at 136 E. Main Street ... or use your t movie that has such a long scope, is Visa or MaaterCard and call 503-113-2312 ext. 201 4. Tidings + 2. Choir voice  | something of a disappointment. 8. Deuce 3. Radar image I NAME | Unfortunately, in our economic 11. Sick 4. Zilch ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12. Steakhouse selection 5. 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