"Her and Lost In Translation are connected to each other. They’re very much on the same wavelength. They explore a lot of the same ideas. This all makes sense since Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola were married from 1999 to 2003 and had been together for many years before that. Sofia Coppola had already made her big personal statement in regards to love and marriage right when the couple was on the verge of divorce; Her would be Spike Jonze’s answer to those feelings. What makes it even more poignant is that Her never feels resentful or petty. It feels more like a legitimate apology. It’s an acknowledgement that, in the end, some people aren’t meant to be with each other in the long run. Some people do grow apart. Lost in Translation is about a couple on the verge of growing apart, Her is about finally letting go of the person you’ve grown apart with and moving on.”
lazy days and crazy nights. midnight hikes and blue hour munchies. sleeping in cars after deep, heartaching talks. driving aimlessly with the windows down and the music turned up, screaming and laughing over the songs and bodies moving to the beat. wild adventures with fire and gambling and bright city lights. holding hands and cuddling at night. twirling around and dreaming of lavender fields and summer love. dresses that go swoosh and shoes that go clack. boys with ocean colored eyes and low, soothing voices that can lull me to sleep.
William Faulkner, The Wild Palms
Written by an 8th grader