K.K. Barrett: A Vision for Her

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Her is the Spike Jonze story of love and seductive technology in near future Los Angeles. Its designer K.K. Barrett has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Production Design, along with set decorator Gene Serdena.

And he’s found he’s had to do a lot of talking because people have been so intrigued by his depiction of Los Angeles – a vision that to some seems rather synthetic and cold, to others upbeat and modern.

In this interview K.K. talks about how he, Jonze and the team went about envisioning Los Angeles, from why they chose to film in Shanghai to the parts of city life they chose to eliminate to create a future of easy living, including belts and ties.