In the seventh installment of Best Picture Closeup, Oscar.com is taking you inside the making of HER. At a recent Academy screening, director Spike Jonze spoke about creating a nontraditional love story and his surprising inspirations for the film.
HER tells the story of a lonely writer, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who is drawn to Samantha, the voice of his new OS1 operating system. After spending time together, they find themselves falling in love and dealing with his real-life joys and doubts.
Even with the unconventional use of technology, Jonze used the film LAST TANGO IN PARIS as an inspiration to ground the relationship and make the film feel as natural as possible.
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