Spike Jonze on Creating a Future World for 'Her'

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Her director Spike Jonze talks to Fast Company's Co.Create about creating a quirky future world that served the purposes of his relationship story more than being concerned about the realities of where technology is going.

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Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore in the romantic drama

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He says, "Early on, we started to think about the devices and the computers as just things we’d want to have in our homes and have in our pockets. Because we were creating the whole feeling of the future what we wanted to create was this feeling that everything was nice and comfortable and tactile and warm--and even in this world there is still loneliness. That seemed to have a particular melancholy to it."

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