Joker Director Breaks Down the Opening Scene | Vanity Fair


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  • Samuel Minio
    Samuel Minio  13 minutes back

    Awesome Movie!

    • Joseph K.
      Joseph K.  20 minutes back

      We need more directors like Todd Philips! Joker was a masterpiece and the acting was good too! Finally a good movie!

      • Bakari Taylor
        Bakari Taylor  1 hours back

        Water coming out the flower I didn’t even CATCH!! That in the movie

        • Philip Pascual
          Philip Pascual  2 hours back

          Great job on the film honestly

          • Larramenpa
            Larramenpa  3 hours back

            Really that flower at the end is not even an inch close to be depicting *a gag trying to make people laugh still at that point of empathy towards Arthur showing he is Joker* but it really gives the feeling he is bleeding out as a poor clown entity.
            To fix that you should have used a gag sound added in post, it would have disrupted with the music and the gravity of the scene.

            • Brian Justus
              Brian Justus  4 hours back

              It was amazing, Todd. Thanks for the great movie.

              • Brian Justus
                Brian Justus  3 hours back

                Also Joaquin, Zazie and your writer (who’s name I forget now lol) all of the people who worked on the movie made it wonderful.

            • huskies265
              huskies265  4 hours back

              i swear everyone claims to pioneer making the music post-video production

              • Jack Xiao
                Jack Xiao  4 hours back

                This movie is better than Nolan's batman in depicting Gotham (way too sterile and wooden in Nolan's Batman). "Joker" got the city spot on, the setting felt alive, the people's anger made sense and felt real.

                • Laura Lynn Martin
                  Laura Lynn Martin  4 hours back

                  I really think that Arthur would make an amazing case study in support of why mental health resources are so essential to make sure everyone has a chance

                  • gelloyangster yang
                    gelloyangster yang  4 hours back

                    3:17 i actually teared up at the cinema fr

                    • Chris C
                      Chris C  4 hours back

                      Over-hyped and predictable. Not Oscar worthy unless it's the only film nominated.

                      • gaming Work
                        gaming Work  3 hours back

                        Lol that's your opinion most people I have seen are calling it a masterpiece.

                    • Cameron Garrett
                      Cameron Garrett  6 hours back

                      if the first scene was in a real place, did he have all of the cars consent to be in the film????

                      • Cameron Garrett
                        Cameron Garrett  6 hours back

                        if the first scene was in a real place, did he have all of the cars consent to be in the film????

                        • fire34fly
                          fire34fly  7 hours back

                          My god I got eagle eyes.
                          I saw Joker a few days ago and the shot was like a second but I was like WAIT did that sign say Puerto Rico.
                          4:44, man I was right lol

                          • Valeria Talavera
                            Valeria Talavera  7 hours back

                            *simply brilliant*

                            • Cody Menard
                              Cody Menard  8 hours back

                              Truly an incredible film. No other way to put it.

                              • Gabby Velasquez
                                Gabby Velasquez  8 hours back

                                Honestly deserves every Oscar, this is one of the best films I've seen in years. I left that theatre shaken.

                                • Ari P
                                  Ari P  9 hours back

                                  Thanks for this movie. I now know how I can defeat the joker once and for all.

                                  • KettiexD
                                    KettiexD  9 hours back

                                    this guy looks like House

                                    • Be2cre8
                                      Be2cre8  9 hours back

                                      Apparently, Kimmel doesn't know how to behave with a national treasure as Joaquin. Of all the ways Kimmel could go, and he thought this would be a great bit? Kimmel has proven to be a jerk. This felt so violating of a private moment processing with his art.

                                      • Crypto Elite
                                        Crypto Elite  10 hours back

                                        I will never look at movies the same after witnessing this theatrical masterpiece. It’s everything every other movie isn’t.

                                        • Rhett Bernstein
                                          Rhett Bernstein  10 hours back

                                          Honestly, the first good movie I've seen in a long long time.

                                          • Ashton Martin
                                            Ashton Martin  11 hours back

                                            " if i have to have a past, then i prefer for it to be multiple choice."

                                            • Freedom Guru
                                              Freedom Guru  11 hours back

                                              Todd Phillips is a freaking genius. Not only did he direct a masterpiece, but he chose the perfect cast.

                                              • Noman Arshad
                                                Noman Arshad  11 hours back

                                                worst explanation in the history of directors. I don't know how he even is a director. wtf....lame...boring....nothing special...

                                                • Lucas Lee
                                                  Lucas Lee  12 hours back

                                                  I can't find a scene that I don't like in this movie. Pure art!

                                                  • evvignes
                                                    evvignes  12 hours back

                                                    Didn’t see flower water.

                                                    • Daul Penino
                                                      Daul Penino  12 hours back

                                                      Directing is easy

                                                      • Canaan Jones
                                                        Canaan Jones  14 hours back

                                                        To me one the most heartbreaking parts, is when he walks into Sophie’s house and she’s freaking out and he just mumbles “ I had a bad day” 😔

                                                        • Don
                                                          Don  14 hours back

                                                          I didn't realize Arthur was intentionally triggering the flower. I thought it was a symbol that the kids had broken a part of his costume and the water that usually incites joy instead weeped out of him in a really depressing manner. I like my interpretation better.

                                                          • Poptartjoey
                                                            Poptartjoey  14 hours back

                                                            Im so glad he didn’t kill the midget and gave him mercy.

                                                            • LeBron James
                                                              LeBron James  14 hours back

                                                              SPOILER ALERT

                                                              Bryan Cranston is in El Camino

                                                              • Jai Norman
                                                                Jai Norman  15 hours back

                                                                Movie was terrible

                                                                • Hellblazer311
                                                                  Hellblazer311  15 hours back

                                                                  This movie was the greatest human achievement since the moon landing.

                                                                  • Sacred Sensui
                                                                    Sacred Sensui  15 hours back

                                                                    It it just me or is it getting crazier in here?

                                                                    • Dictismit
                                                                      Dictismit  15 hours back

                                                                      What is the piano song?!

                                                                      • Brandon Seligman
                                                                        Brandon Seligman  15 hours back


                                                                        • ahmad idlbi
                                                                          ahmad idlbi  15 hours back

                                                                          As long as I try to find answers about this movie ?! I only end up with many more questions

                                                                          • HE1NZ
                                                                            HE1NZ  16 hours back

                                                                            Todd Phillips looks like Donald Sutherland

                                                                            • Jerome Mendoza
                                                                              Jerome Mendoza  16 hours back

                                                                              Joaquin Phoenix does not deserve an Oscar

                                                                              Oscars NEED Joaquin Phoenix
                                                                              Oscars NEED Joker to have a purpose on this world

                                                                              • Vico Lituma
                                                                                Vico Lituma  16 hours back

                                                                                This wasn’t a film, It Was ART for Me to Be Honest. loved every single detail.

                                                                                • Matheus Salabert
                                                                                  Matheus Salabert  16 hours back

                                                                                  DEFINITELY AN OSCAR COMING

                                                                                  • at prodbywill_
                                                                                    at prodbywill_  16 hours back

                                                                                    now please do the whole movie

                                                                                    • Banana Cake
                                                                                      Banana Cake  17 hours back

                                                                                      Listen to him saying Arthur becomes the joker. So stfu with all your "its all an illusion in his head" theorys they are wack

                                                                                      • holygoalie3
                                                                                        holygoalie3  17 hours back

                                                                                        Todd Phillip: *says character study without explanation*

                                                                                        14 yrs olds: wow this movie must be really deep

                                                                                        • RPP_LAPSSS
                                                                                          RPP_LAPSSS  18 hours back

                                                                                          I demand a full break down

                                                                                          • Stella Moon
                                                                                            Stella Moon  18 hours back

                                                                                            How beautiful. Usually all my favorite movies that I love and got a hold of its DVD I would watch with the directors and actors commentation on. I would love a full breakdown like this one. Especially for this movie as you could tell the cinematography and acting and every little detail was fully thought of

                                                                                            • Shubham Manna
                                                                                              Shubham Manna  18 hours back

                                                                                              Can we expect a separate movie on dead shot too ?the guy's story looks interesting in suicide squard!