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How Mass Transit Helps Convey the Future in 'Her'

Jessica Lowry

Her is set in Los Angeles, that bastion of car culture—romanticized, impractical, or otherwise. And there’s no absence of traffic: Specks clearly made to signify automobiles move serenely along ribbons of highway. (The infrastructure’s there, too: One of the lead character’s memories of his ex-wife shows the two gently battering each other with orange traffic cones, on their heads, on an abandoned freeway ramp.)

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  • Hillary Newman

    Great share!

    I loved the film. It was really interesting to see what the future of LA looks like through Spike Jonze's eyes. There was a calmness and cleanliness to the city that was really refreshing.

    Based on Ben's recent post on GOOD about LA's future (, it looks like we have a lot of work to do to achieve Jonze's vision.