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Joker

Postby Stewball » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:39 am

This takes "dark" to an extreme, without any touches of dark comedy, making it exceptionally creepy, like the scene with him bathing his mother. :? The first third is pretty one-dimensional until the other early characters from Batman start appearing; making this the reality or history behind the canonical myths and legends in the Batman comics and Dark Knight movies. It's hard to compare Phoenix's performance with Heath Ledger's. They're both powerful, but I can almost hear Ledger's version asking Phoenix, "why so serioussssa?"
Excellent use of music and to a certain extent, dance. My favorite scene, is his routine on the stairs (see poster) to Gary Glitter's "Rock & Roll Pt. 2"--well, that and an honorable mention for De Niro's last scene. 8-)

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Re: Joker

Postby kgbelliveau » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:50 pm

It most definitely one of the most uncomfortable viewing experiences. It was an extreme look into a fractured mind that didn't get enough help. I can't honestly see anyone aside from Phoenix in this role and I am not sure that's a testament to this performance or the his own signs of diving too deep into his roles for the sake of art.

One hell of a film, not sure I even fully understand how I truly feel about it
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Re: Joker

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Re: Joker

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Re: Joker

Postby Red_Dawn_WJ » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:37 am

I loved this film. The cinematography was really interesting and Phoenix was immense as usual. It references and relys on taxi driver alot but it's still great imo

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Re: Joker

Postby RipeMelon » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:02 am

I just figured out, why it was so moody and left a mental scar on me.
It was all about mental illness and how it might feel like.
I remember watching scene where Arthur was following Sophie and how he had 'wonderful' conversation with her (https://clip.cafe/joker-2019/were-following-today/). Being snappy and funny and all. He felt great when he succumbed to his illness.


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