the future is now.....
HER is a new film by spike jones staring Joaquin Phoenix as theodore and scarlett johansson as samantha~ theodore's O.S., (operating system).
set in Los angeles in the not too distant future, the story is an urbanite dot com'er who falls in love with his O.S. they chat all day & all night, go on dates, compose music together and have sex. when this is not enough Samantha finds an RG, (real girl) to be a sex surrogate for the evening. 

the story is told in a sparse, banal~styled hallmark way- but futuristic. i see hints of 70's sci-fi cult classic~logan's run, and HAL from 2001: a space oddesy. 

perhaps this choice of banal story telling is what makes HER so disturbing. 
i see a future of soulless individuals who have everything, but think they have nothing because they're so outta touch with their bodies.. in the meantime their emotions are going haywire.
this futuristic dystopia is scary... oh wait.... it is not the future, but the present.

Joaquin Phoenix is a great actor. he single-handedly is the film. he should win an oscar.
spike jones direction is perfect, perhaps too perfect. you get the feeling he also enjoys a relationship with his O.S.. 
cinematography by hoyte van hoytema and art direction by austin gorg are flawless.. and the costumes by  casey storm~ band collar shirts, high waisted pants! can we talk? 
somehow i see it.. this will become a trend... the look of 2014.

  science fiction dramedy romance film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze.
 The film stars Joaquin Phoenix,Amy AdamsRooney MaraOlivia Wilde, and Scarlett Johansson as the voice of Samantha. The film centers on a man who develops a relationship with a female voice produced by an intelligent computer operating system
It marks Jonze's solo screenwriting debut.


The film score for Her was composed by Canadian band Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett with additional music by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The film's first trailer opens with "Avril 14th" by Aphex Twin and contains the song "The Moon Song" by Karen O. Arcade Fire's song "Supersymmetry" was featured in the film's second trailer. While originally written for the film, "Supersymmetry" was reworked for the band's 2013 album Reflektor.


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