Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

 - Nov 17, 2008
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The promo posters for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a love story starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, have finally been released, and the images are quite strange.

Adapted from a 1922 story from F. Scott Fitzgerald, the David Fincher directed film is about a man who is born in in his 80’s and starts growing younger instead of going though the normal aging process.

"Button is imagery wizard David Fincher’s big-canvas play for mass acceptance, and he’s fashioned an effects-laden but character-driven epic that recalls the sweetly doomed, emotional glamour of Hollywood’s golden era," Variety said, according to JustJared.

The film, which is set in New Orleans and progresses into the 21st century, will make its theatrical debut in the USA on December 25th.

On the promo poster, the caption above Brad Pitt’s head says, "Life can only be understood backward." Blanchetts’s says, "It must be lived forward".

Furthermore, notice the strangely asymmetrical nature of the first poster in the gallery and the intense glares of both characters.

What is the meaning behind that first image?