Watch Joaquin Phoenix Do a Creepy Dance in ‘Joker’ | Anatomy of a Scene

  • Published on: 07 October 2019
  • A run-down bathroom with a flickering fluorescent light, a swooning piece of music and some slow, deliberate moves. Those spare ingredients go into crafting this downbeat but memorable moment from “Joker.”

    When the scene begins, Arthur Fleck (a.k.a. the Joker, played by Joaquin Phoenix) has just had an intense, life-defining moment and finds a bathroom to collect and calm himself. He does so with a dance that the director Todd Phillips said Phoenix came up with on the day of the shoot. In his narration, Phillips discusses the music (by Hildur Gudnadottir), and how he and Phoenix came to change the scene from what was in the script.

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  • Adeline
    Adeline   3 hours ago

    This movie is so good that I'm seriously a little scared of knowing too much about it but still I wanna know more about it

  • southpakrules
    southpakrules   8 hours ago

    Joker Critics score 69%Ghostbusters 2016 Critics score 74%. I'll just leave it at that.

  • Jeffrey Baker
    Jeffrey Baker   12 hours ago

    I think the most pivotal and important scenes in the movie

  • Richard Miller
    Richard Miller   13 hours ago

    Hey! Did your columnist making this into some white racist story get his diaper changed yet?

  • Ragnarok
    Ragnarok   14 hours ago

    IMO, his weird dances signifies the birth and liberation of the narcissist within.

  • Germanas Pancerovas
    Germanas Pancerovas   18 hours ago

    it s noy creepy dance, it s a meditation dance they practice as therapy in menatl hospitals

  • Desi Areros
    Desi Areros   20 hours ago

    is like jaipong dancer from indonesia

  • Hi_Frankie
    Hi_Frankie   22 hours ago

    Why "a little less than the next time we see him dance"? Why wouldn't any dance after this dance be still 100% joker?

  • Hawk
    Hawk   1 days ago

    This movie was so different and exciting. Joaquin deserves an Oscar. 🌟

  • megane verard
    megane verard   1 days ago

    This scene was so amazing and so important in the storyline I think... And the music! What a masterpiece

  • Rocko 97
    Rocko 97   1 days ago

    Just this part alone in theater gave me chills the fact that he enjoyed killing those 3 young men by dancing! much expression by slow movement Love this movie so much

  • U U
    U U   1 days ago

    This Is a Masterpiece! You need to Have Every Scene in the Movie with Thought Contained Inside. Not Showing hundreds of Superheros just to Fill up the Screen.

  • Aleksandar Ilijasevic

    Who care about the Oscar, everybody knows this is outstanding acting performance

  • Warganet Ganteng
    Warganet Ganteng   2 days ago

    I believe this dancing scene already become a cult classic

  • Love GOD, Times Square Media Productions

    Anton river Hollywood producer, suffocating a sick woman because you were abused by a crazy boyfriend messes up the script there's no Poetic Justice there

  • Alvin Paul
    Alvin Paul   2 days ago

    I thought he was performing taichi

  • Kelly Xiong
    Kelly Xiong   2 days ago

    He better win an Oscar man! Great film!!!!

  • Kirstie Hiorns
    Kirstie Hiorns   2 days ago

    I haven't seen it. but I feel it's a sad and lonely depiction. the inspiration came from batman with jack the joker who was a delight in humor and the bizarre.however this film could be an indulgence in suffering and the worst form of rejection from all you lovely people. so why do it. is it creative?just an indulgence in suffering and that's why people walked out.

  • Tony A
    Tony A   2 days ago

    Imagine when the curtains go up when he collects his oscar.

  • jeonlyxoxo
    jeonlyxoxo   2 days ago

    I love this dance so much. I love how unpredictable the whole story is....

  • i hates you
    i hates you   2 days ago

    This kind of dance in classic movement in land between malaysia and thailand.. we callit.. MAKYONG..

  • Karthik Nagarajan
    Karthik Nagarajan   2 days ago

    This movie wonderfully shows how everybody are born kind and compassionate but bullied and broken down to seek refuge in indifference. This movie will have a profound impact on the way we look at the world and others. Everybody is battling against something. So take a moment to show some care and decency. This movie deserves Oscar.

  • Techtrash games
    Techtrash games   2 days ago

    like a caterpillar out of its cocoon turning into a lush butterfly ... released and full.