After watching David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for the first time, there was something about Alexandre Desplat’s score that stayed with me.
I wasn’t sure exactly what this was until reading that the score contains musical palindromes: many of the themes can be played backwards, which mirrors the central story of a man ageing in reverse.
The composer explains more in this interview with NPR:
> The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at the IMDb
> Find out more about Alexandre Desplat at Wikipedia
> Buy Alexandre Desplat’s score from Amazon UK
> Photos of the scoring session from August 2008