/// From Talkies to Texties

April 7, 2013  |  All Things Digital

In a fraught scene in “Disconnect,” a lawyer played by Jason Bateman discovers that his son’s girlfriend doesn’t actually exist. The conversation between Mr. Bateman’s character and the fabricated online persona “Jessica” plays out entirely via text. An interface designed to resemble Facebook’s chat function appears next to an extreme close-up on Mr. Bateman’s increasingly teary eyes. Director Henry-Alex Rubin recalls Mr. Bateman half-jokingly remarking that he was making a silent movie

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From Talkies to Texties

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