Joker Director Breaks Down the Opening Scene | Vanity Fair

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  • Published on:  Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Director Todd Phillips takes us through the opening scene of the movie "Joker". He explains how the necessity of an unsettling dynamic tension throughout the film was the driving force that dictated his artistic decisions. Through location, costume, makeup and lighting Phillips created a truly frightening world.

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  • Charles Juicebox

    Charles Juicebox

     44 minutes ago

    I didn't see that flower part until it was pointed out m, hamazing!

  • Johnny Ray Vibe

    Johnny Ray Vibe

     2 hours ago +1

    Joaquin Phoenix was brilliant in this if you haven’t gone and seen this movie go out right now and see it I’m not kidding you it’s really really good. The social Implications are astounding to say the least this movie takes mental illness and tries to explain it to the audience it opens up a dialogue between us and everyone who can relate to the jokers character which is most of us in fact I think anyone who goes out to see this movie will tell you that the joker is more like a lot of us then not

  • Matthew Horizon

    Matthew Horizon

     3 hours ago

    Gonna be the first time 2 different actors won an oscar for playing the same character, but in a different film.

  • Matthew Horizon

    Matthew Horizon

     3 hours ago

    Arthur was taking all the food out of the fridge and I was like, wtf is he doing? then realized he was about to take a little nappy poo lol. This movie was done so well, every second.

  • JocTer


     3 hours ago

    The movie was beautifully done and the actors were great, but I sadly didn't felt unsettled .. It wasn't visceral enough fro me. They tried to build tension too much at the beginning when nothing really happened which undervalued the moment when something does happen.

    Was captivated by Joaquin body expression/movement throughout the movie though. The way he run and dance is quite something.


    For examples the scene at the hospital, why not make her be a little more defensive, kicking him, slapping him while he kills her, they didn't show the terror of the people reacting to his crimes, the only time they do show the trailer is the best scene of the movie with the little man. Why not have someone beg for mercy in the first subway scene.

  • v fold

    v fold

     4 hours ago


  • Angel Wings

    Angel Wings

     4 hours ago

    Did he also write the movie?

  • CyborgSlayerNila


     5 hours ago

    Omg filming on film, then digital to get that grain bleed in the title is INSAAANE!

  • Moon Bae

    Moon Bae

     5 hours ago +1

    thank you for making this movie!

  • B G

    B G

     5 hours ago

    🎭 Never has this image fit a film so perfectly.



     6 hours ago

    Arthur ➡️ Joker ➡️ OSCAR 🏆

  • Lars da Mars

    Lars da Mars

     6 hours ago

    I could listen to Todd speak for hours, his voice is so chill lol

  • Alan Parkinson

    Alan Parkinson

     7 hours ago

    Heath Ledger..." No one can do it better than me"...

    Phoenix..."Pass me that lipstick, Son"!

    Exceptional movie.

  • Jojoangel1205


     7 hours ago

    Watching it for the 3rd time . Fantastic movie

  • Jojoangel1205


     7 hours ago

    Brick City!

  • Precious Valentin

    Precious Valentin

     7 hours ago

    Why am I watching this?? And I haven’t even seen the movie

  • Marta Prince

    Marta Prince

     9 hours ago +1

    Incredibly interesting. I wish I could see a commentary for the whole movie!!

  • Тони Кънчев

    Тони Кънчев

     10 hours ago +1

    this movie is a masterpiece

  • John Mullis

    John Mullis

     10 hours ago

    Is Todd Phillips famous enough to do that haphazard PScribbleP signature? Why is Todd more important to him?

  • broken Link

    broken Link

     12 hours ago

    this video has been flagged for hatespeach