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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

Postby TheSean » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:12 pm

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Re: Joker

Postby Mentaculus » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:13 pm

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