Joker Director Breaks Down the Opening Scene | Vanity Fair

  • Published on: 07 October 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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  • Beyond Eyes
    Beyond Eyes   48 minuts ago

    And the Oscar goes to.............Todd Philips & Joaquin Phoenix prepare your speeches......👍👍

  • Who Am I
    Who Am I   1 hours ago

    Joaquin Doesn't need Oscar,Oscar needs Joaquin

  • Aravindhan Veeramani
    Aravindhan Veeramani   3 hours ago

    I would really love to see the break down of the murray show or the dance

  • Heleve Joergon
    Heleve Joergon   5 hours ago

    After watching Joker, Todd Phillips for me has reached Scorsese/Hitchcock/Nolan/Spielberg status as a director.

  • BEggerton
    BEggerton   6 hours ago

    Hopefully this movie gets DC back on track... love dark & unsettling - more DC, please!

  • Francesca Paulette
    Francesca Paulette   7 hours ago

    i can't believe his smiling while his watching the beating scene. I almost left the theater, it was just to sad man😞

  • The Molecule FX boulder

    I suppose that one form of artistic creation is location, costume, makeup and lighting. Joker has that. The other half is interesting script and plot. Joker doesn't have those. Marginally crazy guy gets mistreated, and thus becomes more and more crazy … The End. What did I miss?

  • Adam Facey
    Adam Facey   8 hours ago

    This video gave me actual adrenaline. Love film...

  • Wian Pac
    Wian Pac   8 hours ago

    I feel bad for the joker

  • Happy Girl
    Happy Girl   8 hours ago

    Wow I don’t like Hollywood and its people but this guy is fun to watch and listen to.

  • Carolyn Blake
    Carolyn Blake   9 hours ago

    Best movie I have ever seen. I am so happy to learn about the flower. I plan to see it a hundred times and now I will watch for that.

  • dubugga
    dubugga   9 hours ago

    Love this movie. Nuff said.

  • Bill 123
    Bill 123   9 hours ago

    What tone? All I felt throughout the movie were sadness and sympathy for joker.

  • Hannah White
    Hannah White   10 hours ago

    You did marvelous! Start to finish all the details you and your team did PERFECT

  • Amit Patel
    Amit Patel   11 hours ago

    Thank you for finally giving us a thought provoking film in a sea of hack drivel

  • saskiapanter
    saskiapanter   12 hours ago

    That was interesting👍👍👍👍👍

  • Josh Sharples
    Josh Sharples   13 hours ago

    at 5:40, anyone know what song the guy is playing on the piano

  • Mark Xenic
    Mark Xenic   13 hours ago

    Man those game of thrones horns gave me chills whenever they came on.

  • J Mason
    J Mason   13 hours ago

    Joker directors name is Todd Phillips. Even a normie should know him.

  • geniusmodernus
    geniusmodernus   14 hours ago

    Didn't notice the water out of the flower till now

  • dsbfitness
    dsbfitness   14 hours ago

    This is now my favourite movie !!!!

  • Ethan Hutchison
    Ethan Hutchison   16 hours ago

    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   16 hours ago

    I want the DvD with director commentary, pleeaassee!

  • Annabel Walker
    Annabel Walker   16 hours ago

    I wanna listen to him talk about the entire film

  • Noel Korf
    Noel Korf   16 hours ago

    Thank you for making this movie!

  • Selene Oblitas
    Selene Oblitas   17 hours ago

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

  • Kaleb B
    Kaleb B   17 hours ago

    uncomfortable tone. you nailed it!

  • Fyaleth
    Fyaleth   17 hours ago

    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.

  • jaksap
    jaksap   17 hours ago

    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   17 hours ago

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

  • manjeet kumar
    manjeet kumar   18 hours ago

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

  • Mo Money
    Mo Money   18 hours ago

    I think he thought the floor was the camera

  • strobeable
    strobeable   18 hours ago

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

  • Ryan Oliver
    Ryan Oliver   18 hours ago

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