Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Her (2013) Spike Jonze

There's this part in Her where Joaquin Phoenix's character Theodore talks about how sometimes he gets scared thinking about how he thinks that maybe he's felt all there is to feel and that everything he feels now is a lesser sensation that is going to continue diminishing until he dies.  Or something to that effect.

I think this is how I feel about Spike Jonze movies.


  1. Her is most interesting when considered as part of Scarlett Johansson's two big missions of 2014:

    (1) Attempting to embody traditional, socially-constructed feminine sexuality to the point where you can no longer be thought of as possessing a body at all (Lucy, Under the Skin).

    (2) Working to erase the cinematic career of Samantha Morton (she started here, but she's working backwards).

    1. I instantly recognized who Samantha Morton is once I googled, but the fact that I had to google at all probably means that Scarlett Johansson is succeeding.

    2. Soon not even Morton's friends and family will recognise her; she will find herself smiling at film posters and flinching from mirrors and one day she will become invisible to the naked eye.

  2. Also: ignore my blather, your post is perfect.