Joker Opening Scene Broken Down By Todd Phillips

Joker has been both praised and criticized for its dark spin on the classic Batman villain played by Joaquin Phoenix

Joker has been both praised and criticized for its dark spin on the classic Batman villain played by Joaquin Phoenix

For instance, a reference to Jack Nicholsons's portrayal of the Clown Prince of Crime in Tim Burton's Batman movie can be found in the new film.

Todd Phillips' Joker has been the a popular topic of conversation as of late. Phillips then takes us into the film's opening moment, in which Joaquin Phoenix's Arthur Fleck sits in front of a mirror applying his make-up. "Thank you", Phoenix can be heard telling the laughing audience members who are beyond shocked to see him in a video doing the rounds on social media.

He also talked about the importance of Phoenix's run as Arthur Fleck, and how perfectly it summed up the character as a whole. In an interview, leading actor Joaquin Phoenix was quizzed about the take on the rising rates of gun violence which seemed to have triggered the versatile actor's anger as he left the interview midway and didn't return.

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Spoilers for the Joker movie follow. As the Todd Phillips directorial began screenings, the film's collections have only been soaring. Near the end of the movie, when the police is taking Arthur Fleck AKA Joker away in a police vehicle, he looks outside and sees people rioting in the streets, inspired by his call to bring down Gotham's one percent through violent means.

According to Forbes, the most ambitious and dark DC film to date collected a staggering United States dollars 234 million at the worldwide box-office on its opening weekend. During the course of the scene, Arthur struggles to literally put a smile on his face. This scene is very similar to the moment in The Dark Knight where Ledger's Joker makes his escape from the police station in a police vehicle and pushes his head out of the window in ecstasy at having made his escape while leaving the station in ashes behind him. From the Aurora shooting victims family raising concern over the film's release to Gary Glitter's song "Rock and Roll Part 2" being used in the film, here are details of the controversies of that the film got mired in.

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