"Beautiful Handwritten Letters, please hold."
|All photos by Carolina del Busto |
We've arrived at the future in the film Her, where we no longer have the need to pen words on paper, but instead pay someone else to do it for us by speaking at a computer. The profession seems to pay well, however, since Joaquin Phoenix's character, Theodore, has himself a fa-bu-lous apartment with a view.
While Theodore spends his workdays writing love letters for other people, he himself lacks someone to write letters to. He was married once to a beautiful writer (played by Rooney Mara), but he failed to let her in completely, so she left. Theodore is then compelled to fill the void in his heart by purchasing an operating system that has many human traits. Her name is Samantha.
The film is hailed as "A Spike Jonze Love Story," and boy, did he write himself a love story for our modern times. During a recent screening of the film, director and writer, Spike Jonze, was present for a brief Q&A session with the audience moderated by Jeffrey Deitch (who will forever be remembered as the dude who confused P. Diddy with Kanye West at Art Basel 2013). More »