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Jonze previously directed the movies Where the Wild Things Are (2009), Adaptation. (2002), and the oddball cult fave Being John Malkovich (1999). Her marks Jonze's first solo crack at screenwriting. Joining the crew is cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema, probably best known to hard core cinephiles for his camerawork on the Swedish tween vampire flick, Let the Right One In (2008). It was remade in the US as Let Me In (2010), starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloë Grace Moretz. Van Hoytema was also Director of Photography on the Brit thriller, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).
Admittedly, I had a bad feeling
about Her while writing its Movie Pressbook Review days before
this film's opening weekend (read it at Hubpages). Not-so much because
it clearly wasn't a typical science fiction story. I wasn't expecting
Samantha to go bonkers, dispatching killer robots through a time
portal to sabotage Twombly's wedding day - and maybe stop the
last couple of Transformers movies from being made. No. Delightful
robot mayhem didn't appear to be an option with this one. The
trailer merely gave the impression Her was a promising character
study fueled by Phoenix's amazing talent as a leading man, but
that the feature itself was probably a boring, self-indulgent
big screen novelty over-all. I screened it anyway. And yeah,
I was right. No-wonder the critics loved it... (Read
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