What is the difference between the film and the book?

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"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button " is not a book, but in fact a short story by F. Scot Fitzgerald. The emphasis in the film is on the love story of Benjamin and his wife; she becomes a major character (played by Cate Blanchett). This allows the film...

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"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is not a book, but in fact a short story by F. Scot Fitzgerald. The emphasis in the film is on the love story of Benjamin and his wife; she becomes a major character (played by Cate Blanchett). This allows the film to function as a love story on some level. But in the story, she is not even mentioned by name and is described in the context of Benjamin's series of wives throughout his life: he must remarry as his wives age and he becomes younger, to avoid social awkwardness.

 

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