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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.
“This kind of performance lends itself to actors with more theatrical experience, who are generally able to better command their physicality than one who’s just been trained for the screen,” he said. “Where humans carry their anxiety and pain – that’s fascinating to me. It’s in the body.”
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