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Benjamin Button trailer

Posted: Fri, 23rd May 2008, 3:20pm

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The first trailer for David Fincher's new film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, is now online, albeit in YouTube-o-Vision and with a Spanish VO. Marking Fincher's third collaboration with Brad Pitt, this will hopefully capture the same quality as Seven and Fight Club and is based upon a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Let us know what you think!
Posted: Fri, 23rd May 2008, 4:15pm

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This was one before Indy IV, and it was the best part of the whole movie-experience. Seriously, this is a really fantastic trailer, and I cannot wait to see it.
Posted: Fri, 23rd May 2008, 4:17pm

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Yeah, it's a great trailer. We didn't get it in front of Indy 4 here in the UK, unfortunately (we had to put up with Dreamworks' latest crappy animation instead). I always like it when the marketing guys put the effort in to make a trailer that's actually unusual and breaks from the normal formula.

Fincher's always been great at using visual effects in really unusual ways to help tell the story (particularly in Fight Club and Panic Room), so I'm quite excited to see what he does here.
Posted: Fri, 23rd May 2008, 7:17pm

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Awesome trailer. I can't wait.
Posted: Fri, 23rd May 2008, 8:57pm

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Looks nothing like a David Fincher flick to me, though. Creepy creepy creepy-looking stuff, too. A good direction for the premise.
Posted: Fri, 23rd May 2008, 11:09pm

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Also saw this before Indy, and was amazed. A friend of mine worked on this movie, not sure exactly how, but probably visual effects-wise.

Looks fantastic, and this is a really really great trailer.
Posted: Sun, 25th May 2008, 2:32am

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I saw this before Indy 4, and I got really excited. It looks beautifully ominous.
Posted: Sun, 25th May 2008, 4:35pm

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Aw, man... It's gone now.
Posted: Sun, 25th May 2008, 5:56pm

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Myself being a Fincher fanatic, I was bumbed that this was gone. I had not seen Indy 4 yet, but I think now I might! However, through the power of google, I ran across this!

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/05/23/curious-case-of-benjamin-button-trailer/

Hope it's there for a bit.
Posted: Mon, 26th May 2008, 12:15am

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David Fincher movies are always so damned good-looking.
Posted: Tue, 27th May 2008, 5:54am

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Zodiac was so freakin good, I have no doubt this will be too. I am one of the few that loved Alien3 and just about every other Fincher film thus far.
Posted: Tue, 27th May 2008, 6:30am

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Well considering what Fincher had to work with for Alien 3, I think he did an amazing job. There isn't a piece of work that he's done that I don't love. Even the Madonna and NIN music video(s)! He is by far a great filmmaker and has a wonderful eye for composition. He can pull suspense out of any scene that's almost reminiscent to Hitchcock. Although I've heard he can be a real a-hole on the set and demands a lot from his crew, but I guess that's what it takes to get the job done right!
Posted: Tue, 27th May 2008, 7:30am

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aargh wrote:

Although I've heard he can be a real a-hole on the set and demands a lot from his crew, but I guess that's what it takes to get the job done right!
No, I completely disagree. I think the mark of a great director is someone who can hold it all together without having to be like that.

I've always thought this is something horrible about directors and the reason I absolutely hate Kubrick. The ends don't completely justify the means in film, and when common etiquette or courtesy is completely surrendered for the quality of the project: I'd honestly rather see one less terrific frame and know there was one less asshole-ish comment or action on set.

I've always been a big proponent of courtesy/over/quality, and it's interesting for me to see people look at it the other way.
Posted: Wed, 28th May 2008, 7:39am

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Honestly I agree with you. When I work with other people on a set or in any kind of professional environment, I think being courteous and polite towards everyone around you creates a better work flow. A better work flow in turn gives you better quality. All I was saying was that Finchers directing style is more demanding and from every piece of work that I've seen of him is amazing. Not saying it's okay, and I'm not saying that you should turn into an a-hole in order to be a great director by any means. It just seems to work for him.

And after reading what I actually wrote, it did seem a little misleading in my views redface Nevertheless, not to get off track of Fincher, but you can get great results by being courteous. So with that...my moral of the story....Be Nice! biggrin Because Santa Claus knows!!!

-Peace
Posted: Wed, 18th Jun 2008, 6:33pm

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To bring this back up, Apple has the trailer on their website in full, glorious HD.

Check it out here!