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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Her by Spike Jonze | MOVIE SET DESIGN

Her Spike Jonze set design


    Though, fairly, the Oscar for the scenography went to "The Great Gatsby" (here's my post) another film nominated in this category this year also deserves to be described as is incredibly aesthetic. "Her" by Spike Jonze is a movie about solitude and searching love. Theodore Twombly, the main character (in this role Joaquin Phoenix) is a divorced man who falls in love with...his operation system, voiced by Scarlett Johansson.

    The movie is set in some indefinite future. The set designer employed a very interesting means of showing the future world - styling the characters and interiors for...the fifties. It's sure the fifties will come back many more times, right? So Theodore looks a lot like our grandfathers, with these bizarre high-waisted pants and moustache. This trend was called retro-futurism.
    Extremely important in the scenography of "Her" is the color red. It occurs as an accent in almost all the scenes, and there if often something like a red mist covering the takes.

As Casey Storm, the costume designer, told the New York Times: 'The idea was to create a world that looks a lot like the world we live in, but just different enough to tell you that you are not 100per cent in the present.'
I loved the visual side of this movie, but the plot was also interesting To sum up - it's definately worth seeing!


Her Spike Jonze set design
Computer screen looking like a frame? Great idea!

Her Spike Jonze set design
Cool retro lamp.

Her Spike Jonze set design

Her Spike Jonze set design


Her Spike Jonze set design

Her Spike Jonze set design


Her Spike Jonze set design

Her Spike Jonze set design

Her Spike Jonze set design

Her Spike Jonze set design

Her Spike Jonze set design
 Only in this scene we can see futuristic design.

Her Spike Jonze set design

Her Spike Jonze set design

Her Spike Jonze set design

Her Spike Jonze set design



The dim colors and combination of red/orange and green are what make us think of the fifties again. And the popular red-green combination can be seen on the famous Lucky Strikes..

Her Spike Jonze set design


Her Spike Jonze set design

The details of the surroundings in this film are what make it so special. This scene would look almost contemporary if it hadn't been for the mysterious glass things (lanterns of a parking lot below perhaps?) and funny yellow quiosque.

Her Spike Jonze set design

Her Spike Jonze set design
 
Her Spike Jonze set design

Her Spike Jonze set design

Her Spike Jonze set design


At the end - great design of Theodore's phone/computer, made of retro leather with metal finishing. For me it looks just like old russian watches I used to see at my grandfather's and father's hand :-)

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Her Spike Jonze set design
...i superretro glasses :)



references: whorange.net, americanmoviefan.wordpress.com

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1 comment:

  1. For a film to be able to expand our emotional bandwidth – and not bore us away – it doesn’t necessarily need to be sumptuously shot, and it doesn’t need to be cerebral.

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