What Is Film Joker About?
- The Phoenix Project: A Psychological Trilogy of a Failure Clown and Stand-Up Companion
- The Joker: A Dark Side of the Universe
- The Movie That Was
- The Counting of Arthur Fleck
- Joker: A Compilation of the "Jokers" Movie
- The thirst for chaos, corruption and craze: the role of film in violent media
- The Joker, Heath Ledger and Suicide Squad
- The City is a Hero
The Phoenix Project: A Psychological Trilogy of a Failure Clown and Stand-Up Companion
ToddPhillips and Scott Silver co-wrote the script for the film, which is a psychological thriller. The film stars Phoenix as the character and has a possible origin story for the character. Arthur Fleck, a failed clown and stand-up comedian, is the inspiration for a violent counter-cultural revolution against the wealthy in a decaying city.
Supporting roles were played by Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, and others. Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Films, and Joint Effort produced and distributed the movie. Arthur and his mother,Penny, live in a city that is rife with crime and unemployment.
Arthur is a patient of social services for medication that causes him to laugh at inappropriate times. Arthur was given a gun by his co-worker Randall after he was attacked by delinquents. Arthur invites his neighbor, a single mother, to his upcoming stand-up routine and also tries to get her to be his girlfriend.
The Joker: A Dark Side of the Universe
The director's commentary is included in the home release of the movie. The movie is a different kind of comic book movie as it doesn't include any heroes, costumes, or action. The movie follows an unreliable narrator who was sad and lonely and helped to lead to the rise of The Joker.
It's been fascinating to hear ToddPhillips' perspective on the movie. The movie is in Awards Season and should have more insights coming. We will have to see if the movie has legs at other ceremonies like the Academy Awards after Phoenix won the Golden Globe for Best actor.
The Movie That Was
The controversy did not come from the Joker. The crowd reaction was overwhelmingly positive. The film did well at the box office, which is rare for a character-driven drama.
The awards were coalescing with the Best actor award going to Phoenix. Gary Glitter is a lesser known rock star in the US, but he is in the movie. The song choice was controversial because of the demands for accountability from Hollywood after the dawn of #MeToo.
The audience can identify with a desire for your antihero. A desire for something. If your goal is to blow up the Empire State Building, you must have an emotional truth that is relevant to the audience.
The Counting of Arthur Fleck
Arthur Fleck is a mentally ill person with a desire to become a stand-up comedian. Arthur is a hired clown in the film. Arthur ran after the group of kids who stole his sign.
They broke the sign over his head and beat him up when Arthur caught them. Randall gives Arthur a gun so that he can protect himself from other people who attack him when Arthur returns to the building he's in. Randall insists that they are allowed to carry guns.
Joker: A Compilation of the "Jokers" Movie
The film makes the audience question how much of what they saw was real. A comic book movie has been forced to be included in the mainstream movie release schedule as Warner Bros. and DC gradually move away from a shared universe approach. ToddPhillips' Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, is baggage-free for a movie of its stature because it is free from franchise restrictions, the need to set up a sequel, or a specific comic book story.
Arthur is able to make a move onSophie after committing his first murders, and the two begin a romance. Arthur is going to let himself into the apartment after his mother's death. She barely recognizes him.
The alternate versions of the scenes where Arthur is interacting with thin air indicate that the entire relationship was a fabrication. Arthur's laughing seems to occur during periods of stress, like when confronted by a woman on the bus, or when he is performing his first comedy show. Arthur's "Joker" persona in the film's final act suffers less outbursts.
It wouldn't be a huge stretch to say that the laughing condition could be psychosomatic, since it's possible that the clown is less prone to stress than Arthur. Arthur's preoccupation with comedy and making people laugh might have led to him unconsciously laughing in awkward situations, a kind of dark humor that the Joker would be proud of. It would be easy to print and make a fake medical card.
The thirst for chaos, corruption and craze: the role of film in violent media
His thirst for chaos, corruption and craze are too much to handle. The film could inspire violence because it will tell his origin story from a realistic and grounded point of view. Young viewers have had an affect on violent media.
The Joker, Heath Ledger and Suicide Squad
There are six movies in development at Warner Bros. Pictures, but not all of them will be in the DC film universe. The most famous Batman villain is the The Joker, which is why he's been adapted to the big and small screens multiple times. The Dark Knight was made famous by the appearance of Heath Ledger. The third film in the unofficially titled DCEU,Suicide Squad, was released in 2016 and starredJared Leto as the next person to play the villain.
The City is a Hero
The main characters commit brutal acts of murder, yet the city praises them. The films seem to be talking about the craziness of a culture that can turn violent criminals into heroes.