Happy Birthday: Spike Jonze

spikejonze.jpgSpike Jonze

Born: October 22, 1969 in Rockville, Maryland, USA

As a feature film director you got to be a guarding dog of the whole production. You got to be able to hold 100 script pages in the head at the same time. If you miss a detail it’s wasted. I don’t know how the music video generation can affect the movie business, but I’m curious what feature films the English Chris Cunningham and the Swedish guy Jonas Åkerlund are going to make.

[on the origins of Her (2013) from his long-ago encounter with an artificial-intelligence computer program] For the first 30 seconds, I had that buzz, like, It’s responding to me! Then it quickly fell apart and you realize, Here are the tricks, here’s how this works. But what if I could sustain that forever? What would that be like? I wanted to take that idea as far as I could possibly imagine and feel.

Three Kings
1999
dir. David O. Russell
Starring
George Clooney
Mark Wahlberg
Ice Cube
Being John MalkovichBeing John Malkovich
1999
dir. Jonze
starring
John Cusask
John Malkovich
Where the Wild Things Are
dir. Jonze
Stars:
Max Records
Catherine O’Hara
Forest Whitaker
MOVIE POSTERJACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA
2013
dir. Jeff Tremaine
Stars:
Johnny Knoxville
Jackson Nicoll
MOVIE POSTERTHE WOLF OF WALL STREET
2013
dir. Martin Scorsese
Stars:
Leonardo DiCaprio
PJ Byrne
MOVIE POSTERHER
2013
dir. Spike Jonze
Stars:
Joaquin Phoenix
Amy Adams
Adaptation
2002
dir. Jonze
Starring
Nicholas Cage
Meryl Streep
Chris Cooper
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