Thursday, January 21, 2010

Spike Jonze: I'm Here

It's 11:54pm right now and I am just now getting to all the fascinating little things my fellow man have been talking about in the world of the interwebs today.
I like to honestly stay pretty clueless in the realm of most news, but when it comes to the likes of film, art, music and things of the such, I like it when you guys keep me informed.
So for this,
I want to say, thank you.
From the near bottom of my heart.
The most exciting bit of news is the new trailer for the short film Spike did in partnership with Absolut. You know, between this and the Zach Galifianakis Tim & Eric 3 part skit, I would venture to say, the marketing guys at Absolut are either
a. 20 something alcoholics who live in Brooklyn, or
b. geniuses.
But I am leaning towards a.

About I'm Here:
The movie is set in contemporary L.A., where life moves at a seemingly regular pace with the exception of a certain amount of robot residents who live among the population. A male robot librarian lives a solitary and methodical life — devoid of creativity, joy and passion – until he meets an adventurous and free spirited female robot.

I love love love the way this trailer makes me smile from ear to ear.
Robot love has always been close at heart, and since this is following the post about giving a heartbeat to something lifeless, I thought this was appropriate.
I like the way Spike differentiated the personalities of these 2 robots by the shapes of their heads. The girl robot is automatically warmer and less rigid, without you even knowing that her character is these things. And the guy robot is boring and...well...more ordinary. I guess more 'robot generic'.

The website is done really well too, so I recommend checking it out.
All in all, A+ Mr. Jonze, and A++ Absolut.
You rascal, you.