JOKER Cast and Crew Q&A | TIFF 2019

  • Published: 10 September 2019
  • Todd Phillips' standalone origin story of an iconic arch-nemesis stars Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society. Joker is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
    Shocking in its originality and intensity, Joker is a game changer for so-called comic book movies. Showcasing a fully immersed performance from Joaquin Phoenix and a new vision of world building, Todd Phillips' latest is an unsettling, exciting portrait of the villain we thought we knew.

    Phillips and Scott Silver's original screenplay isn't an adaptation of any previous part of the DC Comics canon, though its reference points will reward fans. The setting is 1981 Gotham City, inspired by New York of the same era, so mythologized on film for its colour, crime, and corruption.

    Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) ekes out a living as a clown, performing for tourists and children as he dreams of fame as a stand-up comedian like his hero, talk show host Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro). But people never do what Arthur wants them to do, his inner torment eats at him, and his ailing mother keeps harping on everything she is owed by her former employers, the Wayne family. Life is so ugly that you just have to laugh.

    As Arthur descends into the unhinged killer he must become, Phoenix keeps us on edge as he reveals the soul of a man in crisis. A tentative romance with his neighbour Sophie (Zazie Beetz, also at the Festival in Lucy in the Sky and Seberg) grows more dangerous with each encounter.

    Part of the pleasure of watching Joker stems from its technical brilliance. Its production design and cinematography capture the supersaturated grit of a rotting Gotham. Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver course quite recognizably through the film's veins. And Hildur Guðnadóttir's score contributes to the feverish effect. This movie is proof that even the most familiar can begin anew.
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  • OTG 85
    OTG 85  6 hours back

    Ruth Fisher :D <3

    • naomygrn
      naomygrn  10 hours back

      12:59 what is he saying to her ?

      • Trevor Reeves
        Trevor Reeves  19 hours back

        103 people who disliked this video are idiots

        • Zarzar Tinwin
          Zarzar Tinwin  1 days back

          Joaquin!! Joaquin!! Joaquin!! Joaquin!! Joaquin!! Joaquin!! Joaquin!! Joaquin!! 😍😍😍😍

          • PSYCH Rivera
            PSYCH Rivera  1 days back


            • Popskiptea
              Popskiptea  2 days back

              I like how the interviewer was looking for a deeper meaning behind their roles and literally every one of them was like “we’re actors it’s what we do, we follow the script” lol

              • DarkZ Recon
                DarkZ Recon  2 days back

                13:55 Arthur love Murray so much...

                • Admiral Thrawn
                  Admiral Thrawn  2 days back

                  Hopefully this film gives the world an idea of how amazing of an actor Joaquin Phoenix is.

                  • LennyMemo레니메모
                    LennyMemo레니메모  2 days back

                    자지.. 너무 섹시해~

                    • Pavel B.
                      Pavel B.  3 days back

                      Joker taxi driver

                      • Hr'S Thapa
                        Hr'S Thapa  3 days back

                        He gave the fame of joker not u guys so u guys need to respect him

                        • Hr'S Thapa
                          Hr'S Thapa  3 days back

                          The film was hit cause heath leader he attract love him not u guys

                          • Denis Kajevic
                            Denis Kajevic  3 days back

                            13:57 it scared me for a moment

                            • PowerOf One
                              PowerOf One  4 days back

                              Joker for POTUS.
                              If they ever ever play the Riddler again then make him deep and dark and twisted and sooo evil.

                              • Amogh Kulkarni
                                Amogh Kulkarni  4 days back

                                Wow Zazie sounds surprisingly thoughtful about film matters. I thought she was just one of those flashy actors with no depth in films.

                                • Graham Webster
                                  Graham Webster  4 days back

                                  Maybe we all have elements of Arthur Fleck within us.
                                  Just sayin.

                                  • rosa mia
                                    rosa mia  4 days back

                                    That movie was great and fantastic

                                    • Aerochalklate
                                      Aerochalklate  4 days back

                                      Zazie Beetz, holla at me

                                      actually isn’t her last name pronounced bates

                                    • M G
                                      M G  4 days back

                                      had to google pigeonholing

                                      • Livu S
                                        Livu S  4 days back

                                        I find it spooky that Frances's face is not visible while she speaks, only hair..

                                        • Andrea Casarano
                                          Andrea Casarano  4 days back

                                          Phillips + Phoenix = Phreaking Phenomenal

                                          • Clara Martins
                                            Clara Martins  4 days back

                                            i love how joaquin smiles at zazie

                                            • Sabina M
                                              Sabina M  5 days back

                                              Joaquin is such a classy man

                                              • Jerome Owen
                                                Jerome Owen  5 days back

                                                13:03 lol Robert Deniro eyes couldn't stop wonder

                                                • Criss M
                                                  Criss M  5 days back

                                                  @dennismaryanski So, tell us more how “Joker”, is trash..?
                                                  People like you are the reason the film was made. Judging a film without having had seen it. Being a racist pig. Pssshh SMH

                                                  • Rochester Pawn & Gold
                                                    Rochester Pawn & Gold  6 days back

                                                    Could be the best acting performance ever

                                                    • Anastasia styles
                                                      Anastasia styles  6 days back

                                                      I adore Joaquin .He is so pure , funny,caring and sweet.Lets not talk about the talend !!

                                                      • BGz GamersVoid
                                                        BGz GamersVoid  6 days back

                                                        I'm on a Joker search engine addiction after watching the Brilliant film.

                                                        Anyone else?

                                                        • karen saban
                                                          karen saban  22 hours back

                                                          @Zarzar Tinwin ok yea me too. Blush

                                                        • Zarzar Tinwin
                                                          Zarzar Tinwin  1 days back

                                                          🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ I am here to see handsome Joaquin !! 😍😍😍

                                                        • karen saban
                                                          karen saban  4 days back

                                                          Hellllooo? yes

                                                      • Criss M
                                                        Criss M  6 days back

                                                        This movie is so much more than a statement. This is a mofo PSA to the world!

                                                        • iresent doingthis
                                                          iresent doingthis  6 days back

                                                          'Joker' is a Classic piece of Cinema, when viewed with compassion.
                                                          It addresses the plight of Fatherlessness, Class Warfare / Wealth Inequality, Child Abuse, Gaslighting
                                                          an abused Kid, Repressed Trauma, Mental Health, the importance of Mental Health
                                                          Services, Nationalised Health, Over Medication - Big pharma, News Media fanning
                                                          the flames of violence,  Gun Violence, Loneliness , Isolation, Depression and how if we keep hurting each other and ignoring each other - If Anyone lived Arthur's Life - This could  very well be the end result -  The Film is done with loving attention and the seriousness it deserves WITHOUT Ramming down an obvious political agenda from either side of the Spectrum. But a compassionate look at a human being's
                                                          downward spiral.

                                                          "The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth." African proverb

                                                          • anukul dutta
                                                            anukul dutta  7 days back

                                                            Joaquin and jack !hangover 4

                                                            • Jennifer Sanchez
                                                              Jennifer Sanchez  7 days back

                                                              Everyone is like There’s nothing special to it we are just being actors

                                                              • Suat 36
                                                                Suat 36  1 weeks back

                                                                14:53 phoenix thanks De Niro. Twice. So respectfull

                                                                • gesbeatz
                                                                  gesbeatz  1 weeks back

                                                                  This crystalized joaquin as a great actor forever

                                                                  • Peter Sadler
                                                                    Peter Sadler  1 weeks back

                                                                    Robert de Niro...............!

                                                                    • Ahmet ENEREN
                                                                      Ahmet ENEREN  1 weeks back

                                                                      Was an intern holding the camera? I didn't notice De Niro was there until the half of the video.

                                                                      • BoeJanksy
                                                                        BoeJanksy  1 weeks back

                                                                        Anybody else notice the direct resemblance at 13:28 to the scene in the jail cell with Heath Ledger?

                                                                        • admsitio
                                                                          admsitio  1 weeks back

                                                                          Robert, can you introduce me as Joaquin?

                                                                          • IncorporatedOps
                                                                            IncorporatedOps  1 weeks back

                                                                            It's unbelievable how both Joaquin AND De Niro look so different from their characters in the movie. It just shows how exceptional the two actors are.

                                                                            • Bojambu Work
                                                                              Bojambu Work  1 weeks back

                                                                              Do yourself a favor...skip the first 3 minutes

                                                                              • Carolina Malca Becerra
                                                                                Carolina Malca Becerra  1 weeks back

                                                                                11:33 Ohhh that smile! I'm in love <3

                                                                                • plusgirlbworld
                                                                                  plusgirlbworld  1 weeks back

                                                                                  I think that was a dig, we enjoyed his other films too!

                                                                                  • Judah Cochrane
                                                                                    Judah Cochrane  1 weeks back

                                                                                    This movie sparked a lot of emotion from me personally and I found it very relatable

                                                                                    • Xlover NewmanPro
                                                                                      Xlover NewmanPro  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Translation for this entire interview ? ..."We here for da check!"

                                                                                      • mohamed hadjsaid
                                                                                        mohamed hadjsaid  1 weeks back

                                                                                        These 5 people just made half billions usd today 15th oct Incredible team did great work.

                                                                                        • OneShot_PACATT
                                                                                          OneShot_PACATT  1 weeks back

                                                                                          13:41......De Niro’s response is just legendary😂 and @ 14:00....Joaquins honest reaction to loving Robert De niro when he says “yes...thats my hero” is priceless

                                                                                          • Jetson
                                                                                            Jetson  1 weeks back

                                                                                            You are cool Mr Joaquin Phoenix

                                                                                            • Rama Algifary
                                                                                              Rama Algifary  1 weeks back

                                                                                              joaquin phoenix there and said
                                                                                              *this is how exactly what i imagined*