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    7 Awesome Details From Her

    If you've watched Spinke Jonze's Her and can't get enough of it, here's a closer look at some of the most memorable scenes in the film.

    1. The Safety Pin

    Her Gallery / Via

    Throughout Her we see repeated close-ups on Theodore Twombly’s shirt-pocket in which his smartphone consistently rests like a pocket-square. A safety pin is attached to the bottom of the pocket keeping the phone at a level so that the camera protrudes just enough from the top to give Samantha a view. This small detail shows the great care that Theodore goes through to make Samantha feel as though she is a part of his physical world.

    2. The "Armpit-Sex Drawing" / Via

    As Al Yankovic has pointed out, Her may in fact be the only film with credits for an “Armpit-Sex Drawing” (which is rivaled only by “Pornography Consultant” in Don Jon).

    The artwork was created by graphic artist Leanne Shapton, who also worked on Chuck Palahnuik’s Diary. While the drawing is simple tidbit from Theodore and Samantha’s body banter it tells a lot about Samantha’s creative talents. Given her ability to draw (as well as to compose music as she does throughout the film) could she perhaps have conceptualized an image of what she herself might look like in a human body?

    3. The Clothes


    Costume designer Casey Storm creates an innovative yet plausible wardrobe that the characters can pull off without looking deliberately futuristic. After all, short-collared shirts and high-waisted slacks are not hard to imagine as being fashionable in the future. Opening Ceremony has already created a Her-inspired clothing line that incorporates the unique details from the film’s wardrobe, including the iconic safety pin.

    4. The Groucho Glasses


    During the many close-ups on Joaquin Phoenix’s face I couldn’t help but think he looked like a personified Groucho mask (and props to the actor for pulling off the pedo/porn-stache while retaining our sympathy and affection). Not sure if this is supposed to symbolize the “mask” Theodore wears during his post-marital depression, or just an additional quirk to his already unique appearance, but it seems too noticeable to be a mere coincidence.

    5. Alan Watts


    The creation of philosopher Alan Watts as an artificially intelligent operating system opens up new possibilities in the future—how about the cyber-exhumation of historical figures to answer our questions or continue their work? Imagine getting on your smartphone and having Thomas Jefferson read you your e-mails, Charles Dickens schedule your meetings, or Jim Morrison posthumously serenade you from cyberspace?

    6. This App


    Theodore’s job is ghostwriting people’s love letters which are then sent to them as an e-card using their actual handwriting. If you’ve reached the level of emotional inertia where this seems like a necessity then you’ll just have to wait a little longer. There is, however, an app called Inkly which lets you send greeting cards using your personalized handwriting, thus saving you the trouble of stalking the cards aisle at your local grocery story and (god forbid) using snail mail to deliver your message.

    7. The Owl


    For anyone else struck by this short but memorable scene, here's the actual slow-motion footage used in the film, posted on Buzzfeed in 2011. In the words of Hemingway, "A serious writer is not to be confused with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl."

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