I love to watch movies by Spike Jonze because he always tells interesting stories with even more interesting characters. But what I may love more is the look of his films. Jacob T. Swinney edited together this video to show the aesthetics of whimsy and you'll see interesting camera angles, lens flares and more.
Not even those who worked on the Oscar-nominated film Her are sure exactly how near we are to the near-future depicted in the movie. "I think the idea of the near-future is that you can't predict the pace of technology," says graphic designer Geoff McFetridge, who designed the interfaces for the film.
Early in Spike Jonze's new film Her, Joaquin Phoenix's character gazes out his Los Angeles window. As the camera pans, we see not a squat, sprawling metropolis, but a golden-lit landscape of skyscrapers stretching all the way to the horizon. When I saw the film last Friday night, this scene made me gasp.
Here's the first trailer for Spike Jonze's newest project, Her. It's your typical romance, where a meek guy you can't help feeling bad for (Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with the cryptic Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), who mysteriously shows up and makes him teach her, and himself, how to enjoy life. But Samantha is…
Spike "I'm Friends With Rappers, Too" Jonze has been behind some big name films: Where the Wild Things Are, Jackass: The Movie, uh, Björk: Volumen Plus (?), the music video for Otis was pretty great... Next subject? iPhones and romance.
Personally, I'd rather play Chris Cunningham directing Aphex Twin, but it's probably for the best I'll never get that opportunity. If you have $750 knocking around, the Beastie Boys are selling their three 11.5-inch figurines from their latest music video.
Your average rap video, this is not! In the 11-minute course of Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win, the plasticized trio gets shot at, shoots back, escapes in a submarine, takes Santigold waterskiing, and kills many bad guys.
By getting drunk. Spike Jonze latest project I'm Here, a 30-minute tale about the ups and downs of robot love, is set to premier at the Sundance Film Festival. It's also being used in an ad campaign for Absolute Vodka.
Music videos are made to appeal to non-geek masses, but some were made by some bigtime nerds—while others are just are unmistakeably nerdy. You already know where we're going with this, so let's just move: