Monday, February 16, 2009

Forrest Gump vs The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

A curious case indeed! Take a look at this video my lady friend sent me. It is a breakdown of Benjamin Button against Forrest Gump. FYI both screenplays are written by Eric Roth.

As a writer I can sympathize with Mr. Roth on how difficult it is to come up with completely original material and stories to tell. But Roth seemingly has found a winning formula with Gump and Button. Curiously similar and (somewhat)similarly successful. Curious indeed.

What do you think?


Laura said...

:) xoxo

jugsy said...

i've seen or at least heard of this i think possibly on jon stewart. strangley similar, not to mention the titanic story telling aspect.

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