Joker Director Breaks Down the Opening Scene | Vanity Fair

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  • Published on: 07 October 2019
  • Director Todd Phillips takes us through the opening scene of "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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COMMENTS: 40

  • mamma Bear
    mamma Bear   2 hours ago

    Joaquin Phoenix is an amazing actor

  • Shannon Vrabec
    Shannon Vrabec   4 hours ago

    I could watch these kind of videos all day. Getting the director's perspective is fascinating.

  • Milton77
    Milton77   5 hours ago

    So why set the movie in the 80’s and then use 70’s styles?That question already came to mind seeing the movie and specifically with the title coming in frame (seemed very 70’s) and before Arthur enters the stage of Murray’s show: the colors of those curtains feel so 70’s not 80’s

  • James
    James   1 days ago

    This guy is brilliant, the details and thought process described behind each shot is incredible

  • Ty Deakin
    Ty Deakin   1 days ago

    "clowns, strippers, magicians" ...well, that sums it up then...

  • the ziggyh
    the ziggyh   2 days ago

    I didn’t see the water coming out of the flower 😢

  • anonymous
    anonymous   3 days ago

    Like I'm 16 and can't watch the movie. Among all the other under age ones. Can you feel my saltiness?

  • ProGyan gogoi
    ProGyan gogoi   3 days ago

    Christopher nolan ko deta to aur 10000000000...% mindblowwwwwing....hota

  • shercahn
    shercahn   4 days ago

    I didn't even notice the water coming out of the flower.

  • Aezakmi
    Aezakmi   4 days ago

    Dude, Joker wasn’t a DC movie. It was so much more than that. It was like I was watching the story of a real person. I was so stuck into it. I couldn’t stop think about it. I’ve watched Joker about 5 times now. This is an amazing film. Absolutely amazing.

  • Suresh Kumar
    Suresh Kumar   5 days ago

    Dude, look into the camera and talk. It’s very unsettling

  • Abiely Flores
    Abiely Flores   1 weeks ago

    there was nothing profound about this movie ok bye

  • Caspean Sea
    Caspean Sea   1 weeks ago

    So unfortunate that Joker came short to Parasite for the Oscar best picture. If not because of Parasite, Joker would have had a clean sweep in the Oscar. Credit to Parasite though. It should be a very good movie.

  • Sheena Jackson
    Sheena Jackson   1 weeks ago

    I've seen Joker 5 or 6 times and never realized the water coming out of the fake flower on Arthur's jacket.

  • Javier Gonzalez
    Javier Gonzalez   1 weeks ago

    Referencing Georgie Pineda's comment....Todd: (same comment)Academy: (same comment)Me: Voting members of the Academy have their views, perspectives and voting ideas, yes. I have my own. The two are not the same nor should they be compared as similar.Murray: You have a problem with Thomas Wayne?Joker: Yes, I do.Oscars show: Joker was a good film. Just not "the best" for the award presented.

  • NumBxDino :3
    NumBxDino :3   1 weeks ago

    3:42 laughing at what? This movie is dark af 😂💞

  • Dylan Hagsauce
    Dylan Hagsauce   1 weeks ago

    He is hungry wants some water and has to be on something also tired of talking about the joker.

  • Richard Brown
    Richard Brown   1 weeks ago

    An absolutely fabulous movie, incredibly powerful and disturbing whilst elegant in showing his vulnerability and character development... all time top 10 for sure

  • Party Skeletons
    Party Skeletons   1 weeks ago

    Tough spot between Joker and Parasite but Todd really deserved an award.Can't wait to see what he does next!

  • Catherine Belanger
    Catherine Belanger   1 weeks ago

    Before this video, I never noticed the water coming out of the flower... even after 4 viewings of the film! Fantastic movie and such a great attention and thought to detail 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • ms 2
    ms 2   1 weeks ago

    I hate joker clown mask movies ,🛑📛📛⛔⛔🚫🚫🚫⭕⭕❌❌❌👎👎👎👎

  • Matthew Em maj9
    Matthew Em maj9   1 weeks ago

    So much brilliant tension in this film: when the shorter gentlemen desperately wants to leave the apartment but can't reach the chain bolt... absolutely brilliant

  • Boomclash gamer
    Boomclash gamer   1 weeks ago

    I am crying literally😭😭😭 i wish i could comfort him

  • Amanda Stewart
    Amanda Stewart   1 weeks ago

    Absolute genius...the creativeness, interpretation, the meaning, the performance, the acting, the commitment. Can’t say enough. Better be an Oscar winner this weekend!

  • mega man
    mega man   1 weeks ago

    why is he looking down the whole time like seriously this just wrecks this interview