Due to a lack of time to write up new material I’ll be doing two question posts this week, with one today and the other appearing on its regularly scheduled spot on Sunday. Since Her is moving into more theaters around the country this weekend (which I hope to catch soon), I thought I’d ask what’s your favorite film by Spike Jonze?
In the past decade and a half he’s been a major filmmaker, Jonze has proven himself to be along among the most creatively ambitious people in today’s movie world. He has made only three other pictures but all stress complete originality (despite that Where The Wild Things Are is based on Maurice Sendak’s children’s book). My favorite of which is his debut picture and first collaboration with Charlie Kaufman Being John Malkovich. It takes a concept (a portal into John Malkovich’s brain that allows you to see what it’s like in the famed thespian’s shoes) that could be used for a dopey comedy and makes into an intelligent and crafty character study of human depression and love through the eyes of a sad puppeteer.
But what about yourself?