(He’s directed more than fifty music videos in total; his were some of the last to matter.) The best of these are euphoric in their silliness—original, and physical, like the parodic interpretive dance he directed and starred in, with his troupe Torrance, for Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You.” His other mode is plaintive, even maudlin—the kind of thing that features kids and fireworks.Jonze has also worked as an ad man, and he’s made commercials for Adidas and IKEA.She’s a little commitment-phobic—her heart can’t be filled by one person. Since his very first skateboarding videos, Jonze has used the camera to track bodies, recording their perfect and messy and gross motion.
She tells Theodore that he’s special and irreplaceable but, from her perspective of omniscience, everything is special and irreplaceable—there to learn from and overcome. collectively and simultaneously withdraw from Los Angeles, like some touring band that’s come to wreak havoc and break hearts before moving on to bluer skies.
(They’ve been separated for a year, but he can’t bring himself to sign the divorce papers.) Then again, Samantha has access to his hard drive, so she already knows everything about him.
Soon Theodore is telling people that Samantha is his girlfriend.
Eight thousand three hundred and sixteen: that’s the number of other people that she’s talking to at the same time that she talks to Theodore. It’s a good twist: humans who have given all their attention to their devices find that they can’t hold their devices’ attention in return.
Six hundred and forty-one: that’s the number of other people she’s in love with. Making a movie about voice is an odd, and unexpected, move for Jonze.
Purportedly an heir to the Spiegel catalog empire, Jonze was born Adam Spiegel in 1969 in St. Nicknamed "Spike" at a young age -- he was fond of buzz haircuts -- he would adopt the "Jonze" later in life as an homage to the comic bandleader of the 1940s.