Joker Director Breaks Down the Opening Scene | Vanity Fair


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  • oOXyroxOo
    oOXyroxOo  4 minutes back

    A Masterpiece

    • Deadpool
      Deadpool  52 minutes back


      • Ethan Hutchison
        Ethan Hutchison  1 hours back

        I never saw the water coming out of the flower, I loved how kind of a sub-theme was his suppression turned acceptance of his dark and tragic sense of humor, which he then fully embraces in the last scene with Murray. This is awesome seeing Todd Phillips really putting so much thought into his vision, makes you way more appreciative.

        • UG Rose
          UG Rose  1 hours back

          I want the DvD with director commentary, pleeaassee!

          • Annabel Walker
            Annabel Walker  2 hours back

            I wanna listen to him talk about the entire film

            • Noel Korf
              Noel Korf  2 hours back

              Thank you for making this movie!

              • Selene Oblitas
                Selene Oblitas  2 hours back

                Arthur spinning his sign: what a nice man
                When the kids broke his sign: kill them joker, kill them all

                • Kaleb B
                  Kaleb B  3 hours back

                  uncomfortable tone. you nailed it!

                  • Fyaleth
                    Fyaleth  3 hours back

                    i loved this movie, because even though it's set in a superhero comic-book universe, the realism in the emotions, actions and reactions made it feel like it COULD be real. People actually act that way, these are very real emotions and actions that COULD happen to someone.
                    It's very scary to think about what people could be going through. The entire movie hit on a very different level compared to other superhero movies, where all deaths and problems they have seem so distant and unrealistic.

                    • BornLegend
                      BornLegend  2 hours back

                      This movie brings a seriousness, and a gritty down to earth quality, to the comic movie genre. I was never even a fan of superhero films because I thought they were too nerdy, and as you said, unrealistic. But Joker got me into the genre.

                  • jaksap
                    jaksap  3 hours back

                    What would have happened if he was attacked on the subway first, then got a gun, and then got attacked by teenagers. It would have been an entirely different movie. Would he have understanding for the youngsters? Are these kids morally any better than the yuppies on the subway?

                    • Irregular Naomi
                      Irregular Naomi  3 hours back

                      I love how much thought was put into this movie. So many brilliant minds working together.

                      • manjeet kumar
                        manjeet kumar  3 hours back

                        This guy is genius. He teaches us how important are little details.

                        • Mo Money
                          Mo Money  3 hours back

                          I think he thought the floor was the camera

                          • carol9909
                            carol9909  2 hours back

                            There’s probably a digital drawing pad setup where he is making all of those marking on the images.

                        • strobeable
                          strobeable  3 hours back

                          i’ll always remember him as the guy licking that girl’s toes in Road Trip....

                          • Ryan Oliver
                            Ryan Oliver  4 hours back

                            Haven’t gotten the movie out of my head since the first watch! Have to go again.

                            Give Joaquin the Oscar.

                            • Anna Jinx
                              Anna Jinx  4 hours back

                              There is a lot behind the movie than I thought.

                              • Neo 1
                                Neo 1  5 hours back

                                Been to see it twice now. One more time won't hurt

                                • BornLegend
                                  BornLegend  5 hours back

                                  I found that everyone Arthur killed was a much more crueler person than he was. The Joker is a beaten dog who has had enough.

                                  • Michelle Young
                                    Michelle Young  6 hours back

                                    I just loved this film!

                                    • Sophia Rivas
                                      Sophia Rivas  6 hours back

                                      this movie was SO GOOD

                                      • Julala
                                        Julala  6 hours back

                                        The whole movie, specially the first half, felt incredibly claustrophobic for me. I thought it was bc we were only following Arthur every scene and the amount of close shots there were, but i see that even little detail like having those buildings back there and not being able to see open sky contribute to the feeling

                                        • String Bean Bear
                                          String Bean Bear  7 hours back

                                          Todd "Phillips"? I guess that's one way to hide a hat

                                          • Samuel Minio
                                            Samuel Minio  8 hours back

                                            Awesome Movie!

                                            • Joseph K.
                                              Joseph K.  8 hours back

                                              We need more directors like Todd Philips! Joker was a masterpiece and the acting was good too! Finally a good movie!

                                              • Bakari Taylor
                                                Bakari Taylor  9 hours back

                                                Water coming out the flower I didn’t even CATCH!! That in the movie

                                                • Philip Pascual
                                                  Philip Pascual  9 hours back

                                                  Great job on the film honestly

                                                  • Larramenpa
                                                    Larramenpa  10 hours back

                                                    Really that flower at the end is not even an inch close to be depicting *a gag trying to make people laugh still at that point of empathy towards Arthur showing he is Joker* but it really gives the feeling he is bleeding out as a poor clown entity.
                                                    To fix that you should have used a gag sound added in post, it would have disrupted with the music and the gravity of the scene.

                                                    • Brian Justus
                                                      Brian Justus  11 hours back

                                                      It was amazing, Todd. Thanks for the great movie.

                                                      • Brian Justus
                                                        Brian Justus  11 hours back

                                                        Also Joaquin, Zazie and your writer (who’s name I forget now lol) all of the people who worked on the movie made it wonderful.

                                                    • huskies265
                                                      huskies265  11 hours back

                                                      i swear everyone claims to pioneer making the music post-video production

                                                      • Jack Xiao
                                                        Jack Xiao  11 hours back

                                                        This movie is better than Nolan's batman in depicting Gotham (way too sterile and wooden in Nolan's Batman). "Joker" got the city spot on, the setting felt alive, the people's anger made sense and felt real.

                                                        • Laura Lynn Martin
                                                          Laura Lynn Martin  11 hours back

                                                          I really think that Arthur would make an amazing case study in support of why mental health resources are so essential to make sure everyone has a chance

                                                          • gelloyangster yang
                                                            gelloyangster yang  12 hours back

                                                            3:17 i actually teared up at the cinema fr

                                                            • Chris C
                                                              Chris C  12 hours back

                                                              Over-hyped and predictable. Not Oscar worthy unless it's the only film nominated.

                                                              • gaming Work
                                                                gaming Work  11 hours back

                                                                Lol that's your opinion most people I have seen are calling it a masterpiece.

                                                            • Cameron Garrett
                                                              Cameron Garrett  13 hours back

                                                              if the first scene was in a real place, did he have all of the cars consent to be in the film????

                                                              • carol9909
                                                                carol9909  2 hours back

                                                                Maybe the studio rented those cars. I don’t know about other countries, but here in Brazil there are a few dealerships that rent luxury old cars to only tv and movie studios. Civilians can go in and take pictures with the cars, but they can’t buy or rent them. Maybe that’s what the studio did.

                                                            • Cameron Garrett
                                                              Cameron Garrett  13 hours back

                                                              if the first scene was in a real place, did he have all of the cars consent to be in the film????

                                                              • fire34fly
                                                                fire34fly  14 hours back

                                                                My god I got eagle eyes.
                                                                I saw Joker a few days ago and the shot was like a second but I was like WAIT did that sign say Puerto Rico.
                                                                4:44, man I was right lol

                                                                • Valeria Talavera
                                                                  Valeria Talavera  14 hours back

                                                                  *simply brilliant*

                                                                  • Cody Menard
                                                                    Cody Menard  15 hours back

                                                                    Truly an incredible film. No other way to put it.

                                                                    • Gabby Velasquez
                                                                      Gabby Velasquez  15 hours back

                                                                      Honestly deserves every Oscar, this is one of the best films I've seen in years. I left that theatre shaken.

                                                                      • Ari P
                                                                        Ari P  16 hours back

                                                                        Thanks for this movie. I now know how I can defeat the joker once and for all.

                                                                        • KettiexD
                                                                          KettiexD  16 hours back

                                                                          this guy looks like House

                                                                        • Be2cre8
                                                                          Be2cre8  17 hours back

                                                                          Apparently, Kimmel doesn't know how to behave with a national treasure as Joaquin. Of all the ways Kimmel could go, and he thought this would be a great bit? Kimmel has proven to be a jerk. This felt so violating of a private moment processing with his art.

                                                                          • Crypto Elite
                                                                            Crypto Elite  17 hours back

                                                                            I will never look at movies the same after witnessing this theatrical masterpiece. It’s everything every other movie isn’t.

                                                                            • Rhett Bernstein
                                                                              Rhett Bernstein  17 hours back

                                                                              Honestly, the first good movie I've seen in a long long time.

                                                                              • Ashton Martin
                                                                                Ashton Martin  18 hours back

                                                                                " if i have to have a past, then i prefer for it to be multiple choice."

                                                                                • Freedom Guru
                                                                                  Freedom Guru  18 hours back

                                                                                  Todd Phillips is a freaking genius. Not only did he direct a masterpiece, but he chose the perfect cast.

                                                                                  • Noman Arshad
                                                                                    Noman Arshad  19 hours back

                                                                                    worst explanation in the history of directors. I don't know how he even is a director. wtf....lame...boring....nothing special...

                                                                                    • Lucas Lee
                                                                                      Lucas Lee  19 hours back

                                                                                      I can't find a scene that I don't like in this movie. Pure art!