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NYFF 2013: With voice-centric 'Her,' Spike Jonze makes a statement

October 13, 2013|By Steven Zeitchik

He also had in mind a neat trick: pairing the vision of a glossy future with the darkness of one man's depression. "It's a world you should be getting anything you need," he said. “What I'm doing is making this utopian future and asking [what it means] to feel lonely in that setting.

Four years ago, Jonze had some fans frustrated with “Where the Wild Things Are,” a movie which of course worked off someone else’s originality and may have lost something in translation. With a new piece that's an original in more ways than one, he looks poised to win many of those fans back, and make some new ones in the process.


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