I’m seven but I look a lot older…

Posted by Mr. Longmire on Jan 5, 2009 in Movies |

benjaminbuttonThe week after Christmas, Brenda and I went to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which is a wonderful film. The story is very¬†touching and the performances are great. It’s a sad tale about a man who is born into old age as an infant and grows younger as the years go by. Needless to say, he has a tough childhood and adolescence.

The special effects needed to pull off this illusion are outstanding. Aging an actor with makeup appliances is nothing new (and it is done superbly here) but taking a made-up head of an actor and digitally grafting it onto a smaller body in motion through a good third of a movie is incredible and it’s handled flawlessly in this film.¬†

Also, making an actor appear younger than they are is quite a feat to accomplish convincingly. The computer effects applied to create a 20 year-old Brad Pitt are astounding.

I recommend this film to everyone, but make sure to bring some tissues with you. It’s a tearjerker.

Visit the film’s website, and click the link “Enter the Site,” to enjoy the background photo montage featuring some nice Photoshop work on vintage photos of New Orleans locales.

1 Comment

Greg Edwards
Jan 12, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Damn, Robert Redford is lookin’ OLD these days.


 

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