BENJAMIN BUTTON–THE IMPOSSIBLE PLOT.

BENJAMIN BUTTON—THE IMPOSSIBLE PLOT. Scott Fitzgerald’s story, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, has been announced as a Christmas movie with Brad Pitt starring as the man who is born as a 70 year old man and lives his life backwards until he becomes a baby. I have known what the story is about for years, and never wanted to read it. I could never imagine how anybody—even a genius like Fitzgerald–could make a successful story with that plot—too grim, too many inconsistencies, too implausible. We just read the story in our short story group. To my amazement, Fitzgerald pulled it off. The story is charming, and powerful. Now I have to wonder how the movie can ever pull it off. It seems to me that it’s impossible to make a successful movie of the story.

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