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In "Her," A Hopeful Vision for LA's Future

In "Her," A Hopeful Vision for LA's Future
In "Her," A Hopeful Vision for LA's Future, LA's Future Subway System, as depicted in Spike Jonze's "Her". Image © Geoff McFetridge and Untitled Rick Howard Company LLC, via The Atlantic Cities
LA's Future Subway System, as depicted in Spike Jonze's "Her". Image © Geoff McFetridge and Untitled Rick Howard Company LLC, via The Atlantic Cities

In his review of Spike Jonze's movie "Her", LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne explains a rather comforting aspect of the movie: instead of the dystopia that usually characterizes films set in the future, "Her" is set in a future version of LA which is more dense, has better public transport (with a subway map with a story all of its own) and has managed to overcome its dependence on the car. No wonder this film has touched a chord with architects and urban designers. Read the full review here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "In "Her," A Hopeful Vision for LA's Future" 02 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/472028/in-her-a-hopeful-vision-for-la-s-future/> ISSN 0719-8884