Director/screenwriter Spike Jonze (WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, ADAPTATION) spoke at the AFI FEST 2013 screening of his latest film, HER, with FEST Associate Director Lane Kneedler. HER, which opened nationwide January 10, centers on a lonely writer who falls for a computer operating system named Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). In this exclusive clip, Jonze discusses the development of Johansson’s character, and casting and rehearsing Joaquin Phoenix.
“He does still surprise me and he makes me hungry to work with him and see what he does and comes up with. [The Master] was something that I came up with because I wanted to spend more time with him. We’d worked together a lot, five times. But it was never enough. It was a supporting part or something like that. It never felt like we’d gotten super dirty enough together" - Paul Thomas Anderson
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