I will post just about any assessment of this film just for the sake of seeing these beautiful images again. I love this movie to death. Here's a great breakdown of how the future in Her is done in such a way to make us nostalgic for the future.
Watch this video from Colin Marshall that breaks down the futuristic city of Los Angeles in the Spike Jonze movie Her. I knew when I first watched it that this particular Los Angeles didn't quite make any sense with the Los Angeles shown in the film. After all, the creative cuts from in and out of buildings and subway stations just didn't make any sense. But that's ok.
One of the things I didn't realize though -- and I'm kicking myself for not seeing this -- is that there are no cars in the movie Her. It's a utopian dream vision of Los Angeles complete without the thing that makes LA, well, LA! The car! How amazing is that! It all makes so much sense though I think and really shows just how great a city could be if the right set of transportation was set in place.
I'm not a huge gamer, but every once in a while, a video game comes through my feed that really makes me want to sit down at my computer and play for hours on end. At this very moment, it's a game that's coming to PS4 called Everything.
The video game is made by artist David O'Reilly who also made the conceptual video game in the movie Her (one of my favorite movies). In the game, as the title says, you can play as any thing you want. Meaning, if you want to play as a light pole, you can do that and walk around as a light pole. If you want to be a garbage can, you can do that too. If you want to be a building, you can do that too and make a bunch of building-friends. It's very weird, totally awesome sounding, and a total trip to see in action. Polygon got a sneak peek at it.
The goal of the game isn't quite clear yet, but the gameplay seems very pointless and fun! No release date just yet. Hopefully this will be a wider release than just the PS4.
Here's the beautiful video game trailer.
I rewatched this recently. Her is fast becoming one of my favorite films of all time. I must admit I didn't love it at first, but repeated viewings have led me to believe I was wrong at first showing.
This video was made by Michael Mclennan. He also put together the video below that describes Her in a series of ascents and descents.