The most anticipated movie of 2019, this praise only suitable for the DC’s Drama/Thriller Joaquin Phoenix joker movie. After DC’s fun-filled blockbusters aquaman and shazam, Warner bros planned to produce the joker 2019 under DC black label as pure R rated.
Todd Phillips assigned as the director of the joker and cast Joaquin Phoenix for the joker. After the announcement, every fan and critics criticized badly about the casting and the character because of previous Christopher Nolan’s unique vision on the joker and the legend Heath Ledger’s irreplaceable performance.
But after the trailer, everyone shocked because of the artistic and commercial elements of the joker, and fans claimed that the next Oscar is destined for Joaquin Phoenix joker. Because of his method acting, Joaquin Phoenix stole everyone’s heart and proved that Ledger and Phoenix; they both are ace in their own ways. Before the movie release, at the Venice film festival, Todd Phillips’ joker got 8-minute standing ovation from the audience.
After the release joker 2019 shattered many box office records, it was praised as the movie of the decade. Here we take a look at the interesting facts and hidden details from the Joaquin Phoenix joker. For those who didn’t watch the movie yet, here’s a big “SPOILER ALERT.”
Table of Contents
- 15 Facts About the JOKER Movie
- 1. The Highest Grossing R-rated Film of All Time
- 2. Joaquin Phoenix’s Dedication for the Joker Role
- 3. Murray Franklin (Played by Robert De Niro) is one of the reason Arthur Fleck to become the Joker
- 4. No Green Screen for the Movie Joker
- 5. The Joker Makeup and Costumes
- 6. Batman’s Appearance on Joker
- 7. Joker’s Laugh by Joaquin Phoenix
- 8. The Narrow Alley scenes
- 9. The Mask of Batman
- 10. The Particular Time on Clocks in Every Shot
- 11.The Secret Behind The “Left Hand”
- 12. Joker Has No Rules
- 13. Joker’s Kill and Dance Policy
- 14. Bruce Wayne Play with Pole
- 15. Everything was a Lie on the Joker Movie-Fan Theory
- At Last,
15 Facts About the JOKER Movie
1. The Highest Grossing R-rated Film of All Time
Due to its highest expectation and the fan satisfaction, joker 2019 movie becomes the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, and the first-ever R-rated movie crossed the one billion mark.
Due to its budget of $50 million, the joker 2019 became the most profitable comic book film eve and the seventh highest-grossing film of 2019. It was the biggest success for an art based movie with some commercial elements.
2. Joaquin Phoenix’s Dedication for the Joker Role
We never had seen any joker portrayals with bulky and beefy arms and body except Arkham asylum videogame. For the joker 2019, Joaquin Phoenix lost 52 pounds of weight on the hardcore diet to look like the perfect joker.
To obtain the creepy look of the joker, he dedicated himself to his whole body. Also, the Oscar level restroom dancing scene was improvised in the spot by Phoenix.
3. Murray Franklin (Played by Robert De Niro) is one of the reason Arthur Fleck to become the Joker
Robert De Niro played the Murray Franklin role in Todd Phillips’ Joker. Joker movie has influences from Robert Di Niro’s films 1976 Taxi driver and 1983 the king of comedy. Having Robert Di Niro in the joker 2019 cast is one of the major plus points for the joker movie. He played a TV program host role, and he was one of the reasons for Arthur Fleck to become the joker.
4. No Green Screen for the Movie Joker
Another one big reason for the Joaquin Phoenix joker movie became a full fletched art film was very minor usage of Green screen and computer graphics for the movie. Now a day most of the Hollywood movies are depending upon the computer graphics, not the story.
When it comes to comic book movies, they can do nothing without Green Screen. To shatter that complement, the joker entirely depended on the man’s action and the story. The Director avoids as much of CG as he can. That makes the joker movie as an artistic masterpiece with some commercial elements.
5. The Joker Makeup and Costumes
The makeup and costume of Joaquin Phoenix joker not only resembles the traditional clown look. The makeup was inspired by a serial killer named John Wayne Gacy, who has worked as a party clown. He raped, tortured, and killed 33 teenage boys and young men during the period 1972 to 1978 in Chicago.
For working as a clown, he called the “Killer clown,” and the Gotham city’s clown price’s look from joker 2019 resembled the killer clown. Also, in the movie, Arthur performs in a comedy club name Pogo. That mirrors the alter ego of the John Wayne Gacy “pogo the clown.”
6. Batman’s Appearance on Joker
How does a joker movie complete without batman? Batman made an appearance on Todd Phillips’ joker but not in the similar as a billionaire or a vigilant. The joker 2019 movie was set in the 80’s period. So they bring Bruce Wayne as a small boy.
7. Joker’s Laugh by Joaquin Phoenix
“Put on a happy face.”
Joaquin Phoenix made several kinds of laughs in the joker movie. In the movie, Arthur was a person with mental illness and neurological problems. Phoenix perfectly delivered the laughs depending upon the situation. His laughs not only deliver the craziness of iconic joker, but also the sadness, depression of a failed stand-up comedian.
8. The Narrow Alley scenes
At the beginning of the movie, Arthur got smashed and cries in a narrow alley. Then the title card appeared in the movie. That’s where the joker’s journey started in the movie. Later in the climax scene, Thomas and Martha Wayne got shot by a rebel in a narrow alley. That’s where the batman’s begins. Thus Todd Phillips connected both of them that they both have begun their journey because of tragedies of Gotham.
9. The Mask of Batman
At the very beginning of the movie, joker wearing makeup with tears in front of a mirror. While the shot goes back, for a second, in the mirror, a batman mask-like illusion appears. We don’t know that shot was perfectly planned or just a coincidence, but we can’t tell the story of joker without dark knight’s Easter egg.
10. The Particular Time on Clocks in Every Shot
The joker 2019 movie has some mysterious shots still unexplained officially. While Arthur consults his therapist, the clock behind him indicates the time 11.11. And the next shot While Arthur in an observation room, the clock on the right side of the wall shows the same time 11.11.
Later, Arthur got fired from his job; he punches the clock that indicates the same time, 11.11. The reason behind the same time is still mysterious. Because of that, many fans assumed their own theories and some of the theory we were going to discuss later, now, in Germany November 11, at the time 11.11 people wear colorful costumes and get-ups and starts a carnival parade.
It’s called “fifth season” in Germany. Just like that, in Todd Phillips’ Joker movie, People start a rebel against the government by wearing the same costume as the joker. It resembles the carnival season. Also, in the joker movie, Arthur’s stage name as a clown was “carnival.”
11.The Secret Behind The “Left Hand”
While Arthur writes his journal, he uses his right hand, suddenly he starts writing this “the worst part about having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don’t” on his left hand. Later author kills the three Wayne Enterprise workers by shooting them using his left hand. Then in pre-climax, joker kills Murray with the gun on live TV show using the left side. The reason behind his using his left hand was, those who are all killed by joker are trolled him because of his illness. It connects to the scene he starts writing in his left hand about his mental illness.
12. Joker Has No Rules
Maybe the Joaquin Phoenix joker was the unique one because we know the tragedy behind him. But all the version of jokers has something in common. Joaquin phoenix joker movie portrayal didn’t have any essence from other versions. But not any version of joker did follow the rules. To symbolize it, Arthur using the exit way to enter the hospital, theatre, and the TV show office. Thus Todd Phillips indicates that joker has no rules.
13. Joker’s Kill and Dance Policy
In Todd Phillips’ joker, he presented us with a new sinister type of joker. He loves dancing, killing. Mostly dance after killing. Arthur made an Oscar-worthy dance after killing three people in the subway. Then he dances after killing Randall, and he dances after killing Murray. Finally, after the investigation with the psychiatrist in the final scene, he left the room and walk away. If you notice there while he walking, blood prints made by his steps. After a little distance walking away, he starts dancing, which indicates that he killed the psychiatrist.
14. Bruce Wayne Play with Pole
In Wayne Manor, Arthur meets young Bruce, who was playing with a pole. It was an Easter egg from the 60’s batman TV show. In that TV show, Bruce and Dick use a pole behind a shelf to access their bat cave.
15. Everything was a Lie on the Joker Movie-Fan Theory
A fan theory spreads around the internet that what we have seen in the Joaquin Phoenix joker movie is a lie told by joker. Joker never reveals himself. That’s the specialty of joker and conspiracy about his origin. He never reveals about him anywhere. As like that, in the final scene of the movie, Arthur maybe told a fake story to the investigator that we seen in the whole movie. The fan theory we mentioned to discuss in another topic was this. The fan theory says that every watch still showing the same time because it’s not a real thing. The visuals we saw in the movie were the fake story told by the joker to a psychiatrist. This theory also has chances to become real because Todd Phillips didn’t expose the reason behind the time of the clocks.
Hope these 15 Jaw Dropping Facts About the JOKER Movie given you some of the unknown secrets to think about. Joaquin Phoenix joker movie like art came once for decades and stole our senses and hearts. Joker 2019 was a treat for cinema fans and a good lesson for those who are studying film making.
It confirms the bright future of DC. Is this Oscar-worthy performance definitely getting an Oscar for Phoenix this time? Comment your opinions below. These are some facts and hidden details from Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie.