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Subway Map Of The Future In 'Her' Is The Public Transportation Angelenos Dream Of

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The L.A. subway map in Her makes us a little jealous, mostly because Angelenos of the future get to take public transit that goes to the ocean!

Her takes place in the "slight future," as Spike Jonze describes. It's the kind of future where an advanced operating system like Siri (or actually Samantha, played by Scarlett Johansson) can become our lover or bestie.

We get to see Joaquin Phoenix's character Theodore Twombly ride the subway stop (which was filmed inside the Hollywood Blvd. and Western Ave. Red Line stop) straight to Santa Monica beach. In the imagined map that was posted on Reddit, a fictional Yellow Line looks like it's running side-by-side with the 405 Freeway. Once again, so jealous.

Also, in the film, Theodore takes the train out to the mountains and there's even a sneak peak of a Bullet Train.

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Back in real life, Metro is in the process of extending the Purple Line out to Century City and Westwood, but that won't be for another decade or two. Also, construction is expected to be completed by 2015 to extend the Expo Line to Santa Monica; the rail currently runs from downtown to Culver City.

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