The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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Describe at least ONE idea that was worth learning about in the text(s). Explain why the idea was worth learning about in the text(s) as a whole, using examples of visual and / or oral language features to support your ideas.

The film ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ directed by David Fincher was derived by the short story by Scott Fitzgerald in 1922, it was set after the great was in 1918. The main character, Benjamin Button, was born under unusual circumstances where he is born old and dies young. The key ideas that are shown throughout the film are belonging and unconditional love. These key ideas could still be relevant today because you need to feel that you belong in the world filled with so many people and how the lengths someone will go to too make sure you know that you are loved.

The visual language feature of using camerawork helps portray the theme of belonging. At the beginning of the film there is a close-up shot of Benjamin Buttons face to draw attention to detail of how old he looks as a baby. The other close-up shot is of the clock at the train station to show how the clock is going backwards. A spectator at the opening ceremony of the clock say “It’s ticking backwards”, this could be said about Benjamin as well as he goes through life getting older while everyone else is getting younger. This shows the theme of belonging by showing how the clock and Benjamin are both similar and may be able to relate to each other. This could still be relevant today because people in society will often feel a connection with something. An example of this is how some people listen to opera music and like it, they may have listened to it when they were younger so they know it and can feel belonging in this specific music genre.

The oral language feature of dialogue is used to help show unconditional love in the film. When Benjamin Button is born his father abandons him which makes him feel as if nobody wants him and he doesn’t belong. Queenie finds...
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