“She always tells me to smile, and put on a happy face.” – Arthur Fleck
Everyone who knows Batman, knows Joker. To many, the most well known villain in comic book history. He’s been portrayed many times on television and in films, even resulting in a posthumous Academy Award for Heath Ledger’s performance in 2009’s The Dark Knight. What if we break the trend of franchises, by stepping away from it and giving a universally known character his standalone film?
Todd Phillips‘ (The Hangover-trilogy) Joker shows us who Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) really is. What/who drove him in becoming ‘Joker’? A complete character study of a mentally ill adult, who still lives with his mother, Penny Fleck (FrancesConroy). Working as a clown to promote goods on the street, or to lift sick children’s spirits at the hospital, his real…
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