Joker Director Todd Phillips : What’s Real and What Arthur Imagined

The conclusion of Joker left almost as enigmatic the truth about the DC villain’s origin. What was real in Arthur Fleck’s mind and what was not? And his last joke, what? We’re here to explain exactly, and what that means, what was happening in Todd Phillips ‘ very anti-Comic book film. Joaquin Phoenix lost 52 pounds to play “Joker”. Todd Phillips said he wanted his character to look “wolf-like and malnourished and hungry.” Phoenix is introduced to audiences as Arthur Fleck, a social outcast who begins to rebel against the world around him.

Joker The Movie

Joker The Movie

A Scene From The Movie

At the beginning of “Joker,” Arthur Fleck seated in front of a mirror, hooks a finger into each corner of his mouth, and pulls. Arthur’s job is to be on the streets in a red and green nose with a promotional sign for a local shop. He works for a  clown agency. When some children take the sign, he chases his huge shoes on the sidewalk. Another clown loans it a gun for protection, but he drops out of Arthur’s costume, clutch to the floor and sings’ If you’re Happy and You Know This’. These are the only pieces of Joker but you are surely supposed to leave the finale as well.

Real Vs Not Real

Real Vs Not Real

Philips Explaining a Shot

“We wanted to make a part of the audience’s experience an interpretation of what’s real versus what is not real,” Arthur kills people who have in some way wronged him. As far as we played with the real and not with the fake one. In symbolism or the way we depicted scenes between scenes, we leave suggestions similarly. Phillips earlier told in an interview that he wanted to leave audiences questioning reality when watching Joker because that uncertainty is “part of the fun.”

The Conclusion

The Conclusion

A Cartoon Impression of Joaquin Phoenix

Although for the Clown Prince of Crime Joker is very independent novel, it remains intrinsically linked to the world of DC Comics. On the flipside, Joker’s impact on society is, crucially, unintended. Every action is taken for the self, its wider impact not considered until afterward. We have one man, lost to his psychosis and doomed to fight forever in his soft-focus asylum, and an unclear future for the world that both created and suffered him.

Sources: ComicBook, ScreenRant, Los Angeles Times

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