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Best Picture Closeup: Her

  • By Stephanie Wenger


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.

Come back to Oscar.com for more Best Picture Closeups before The Oscars air on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 7 p.m. ET l 4 p.m. PT on ABC and online at oscar.go.com.


Watch more Best Picture Closeups by clicking the links below:

Best Picture Closeup: Gravity

Best Picture Closeup: Captain Phillips

Best Picture Closeup: Nebraska

Best Picture Closeup: The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Picture Closeup: Dallas Buyers Club

Best Picture Closeup: 12 Years a Slave







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