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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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1947

New York's theater district, featuring the added dazzling highlight of the Majestic Theater marquee, plus period buildings, city lights and signs, and the unusual angle on the Chrysler Building.

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1954

An aerial view of Paris a completely computer-generated environment. This Paris flyover required a dramatic virtual camera move and had to be built using detailed wireframe constructions, seen here on rollover.

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2002

In New Orleans, the train station is getting a makeover, starting with the removal of the backwards moving clock, which is about to be replaced by a (computer-generated image) of a digital clock.

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2005

For the modern train station we added the walls, placed the flag overhead, and included the "Citizen Soldier" 9/11-era recruitment posters, which recall the WWI military recruitment posters that dressed the train station at the beginning of the film.

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When Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans and the levees break, the city is swamped. The flood rushes into the train station's basement, where the backwards ticking clock has been stowed. In addition to the old clock face, we added the grit and grime of the years, including stains from the splashing flood waters. Fincher made a final request: show the backwards second hand moving, one last time.

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