Contemporary Film: Her
Too often designers are hired to create a future that is technically advanced or post-apocalyptic. For that reason alone the minimalist yet sophisticated innocence used to portray the world of Spike Jonze’s “Her” is a lovely surprise. Set in a future Los Angeles, this world is honest, familiar, intimate and very real. Seamlessly blending locations found both in Shanghai and L.A., the design team has supported the story while avoiding the usual futurist cliches. For this original, simple and yet complex tale, production designer K.K. Barrett and set decorator Gene Serdena have done all the right things while never appearing too clever.
Walsh’s credits include “In Plain Sight” and “Desperate Housewives.”