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Envisioning the future & human relationships with technology: A conversation with the man who designed the environment of the movie Her

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

KK Barrett is an academy award-nominated production designer, best known for his collaboration on movies made by Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola.

How Being John Malkovich Was Changed From The Original Script

As incredibly bizarre and unique as Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich is, the reality is that it was almost much, much weirder. Details about the conclusion of an earlier script have come to light online, and to call it fascinatingShow More Summary

The Original Ending Of Being John Malkovich Was Much, Much Weirder

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

No one would accuse director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman's Being John Malkovich of not being a weird film, but the ending of Kaufman's original script was off-the-wall bizarre. Seriously, it involved a puppetry duel and the corpse of Harry S Truman. Read more...

The 50 best movie adaptations of books

last monthOdd : Kottke.org

From Silence of the Lambs (#1) to To Kill A Mocking Bird (#9) to Blade Runner (#28), these are the 50 best book-to-movie adaptations ever, compiled by Total Film. Somehow absent is Spike Jonze's Adaptation and I guess 2001 was not technically based on a book, but whatevs. Show More Summary

Blast Theory’s Karen app is a life coach with a (creepy) difference

If you can’t wait for the day when Spike Jonze’s ‘Her‘ becomes a reality (hey, who doesn’t love high-waisted pants and forming attachments to artificial intelligence?) or you just want to see how insidious data mining can be, this futuristic app is for you. Show More Summary

Look ma, no hands! The machines are speaking our language

Voice recognition grows up From Hal, the malfunctioning computer in Stanley Kubrick’s ground-breaking film 2001: A Space Odyssey, through to last year’s Spike Jonze film Her, in which a man falls in love with a computer voiced by Scarlett Johansson, film makers and sci-fi writers have long been imagining a future where speech recognition is commonplace.…

Lena Dunham & Spike Jonze Host Memorable Evening at Lowline Anti-Gala Benefit!

Lena Dunham shares a big laugh and hug with director Spike Jonze while onstage together at the Lowline Anti-Gala Benefit Dinner held at the Skylight Modern on Wednesday (October 8) in New York City. The 28-year-old Girls actress, who co-hosted the event with Spike, was joined by Edward Norton and his wife Shauna Robertson, as [...]

Lena Dunham and Spike Jonze Partied at the Lowline Anti-Gala

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Last night, Lena Dunham and Spike Jonze co-hosted the Lowline’s annual Anti-Gala benefit dinner at Skylight Modern. The event — which benefits the development and design of a planned acre-large underground park in the former Williamsburg Bridge trolley terminal — featured a live performance by Bleachers (featuring Dunham’s boyfriend, Jack Antonoff),... More »

'Her' Cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema To Shoot 'Bond 24'

Sweden's Hoyte Van Hoytema has become to go-to replacement cinematographer for a few prestigious filmmakers, including Spike Jonze, Christopher Nolan, and now, Sam Mendes. After losing his DP Roger Deakins, Mendes has chosen Hoytema to shoot the 24th installment of the Bond Series. Show More Summary

Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema Recruited by MI6 for 'Bond 24'

Here's your dose of awesome news for the day. After working on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and Spike Jonze's Her, cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema is set to work on Eon's Bond 24 next. With shooting confirmed to start in December...Show More Summary

Spike Jonze shares “surprise” video for Karen O’s “Ooo” — watch

The clip was filmed at the New York Metropolitan Opera House and stars Elle Fanning.

Karen O – “Ooo” Video (Feat. Elle Fanning) (Dir. Spike Jonze)

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Spike Jonze is arguably the greatest music video director of all time, but he’s mostly retired from the art form. But he just made a quick exception for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O, who just released her debut solo album Crush Songs, an album of quiet acoustic home recordings. The video for the [...]

Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill Are Playwrights Now

All photos by Travis Schneider Conventional wisdom holds that a person should do one thing and do it well. Try to juggle too many different projects or careers and you're bound to fuck some of them up. This apparently doesn't apply to...Show More Summary

New York Fashion Week: Ralph Lauren brings 4-D razzle-dazzle to runway

Between Opening Ceremony’s collection play-sentation written by Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill, and Ralph Lauren’s 4-D takeover of the waters along Central Park’s Cherry Hill lawn, this season's New York Fashion Week has really amped up the fashion-tainment quotient. 

Newswire: Jonah Hill and Spike Jonze wrote a play about how modeling is awful, made models watch it

Normally the presentations at New York Fashion Week take the form of runway shows, as the city’s high-end designers display their latest lines for the perusal of international buyers. But this year, unconventional fashion brand Opening Ceremony bucked tradition. Show More Summary

Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill’s NYFW Show

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Opening Ceremony’s NYFW presentation stood out: a play created by Hollywood names, it proved that fashion shows could be distinctive. More please.

The setting was the star of Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill’s Fashion Week play

The most impressive part of the one-act play Spike Jonze directed and co-wrote with Jonah Hill for Opening Ceremony’s Spring/Summer 2015

Fashion in one act: Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill write, Opening Ceremony costumes — and the audience roars

3 months agoArts : Arts Post

NEW YORK – This city’s fashion week is an open forum. For a price, anyone can show a collection. There is no vetting process. There are no gatekeepers insuring that the fashion industry remains an exclusive club. As a result, there are more than 200 runway shows and presentations over the course of ten days […]

Who Needs a Runway? Opening Ceremony Gives Us a Play Starring Elle Fanning

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

When we first found out that in lieu of a traditional runway show, Opening Ceremony would be debuting its Spring 2015 collection in the form of a 30-minute one-act play – written by Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill, no less – we were a bit skeptical. Show More Summary

Runway Recap: Spike Jonze’s Opening Ceremony Play, Naomi Campbell, David Beckham and more from Day 4 of NYFW

Spike Jonze's one-act play for Opening Ceremony, Naomi Campbell outshines Kendall Jenner, David Beckham supports his wife and more from Day 4 of New York Fashion Week.

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