True story: a conversation among three or four guys with film-industry ties happened a couple of days ago in a major southern-region city. Included was a sound mixer who’s been around a couple of decades. The subject was upcoming movies, and the sound mixer interjected at one point, “Guys, guys, I’ve seen the Best Picture Oscar winner, okay? And it’s Benjamin Button.” You’ve seen the whole thing? he was asked. “Most of it but that’s enough,” he answered. “Forget it, it’s over. It’s an eight-hankie movie and it’s going to win.”