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


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Published: 4 months ago
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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He killed it!! No pun intended

2 days ago

Perfect

1 week ago

An artist as human according to nature dance is a form of expression as Joaquin Phoenix i expected to be shine alone above all actors cx he depicted my pain n torture 😭😭😭😭😇

1 week ago

Jesus crucification at end. Joker/Jesus/Saviour

1 week ago

Im diagnosed ADHD and ASPD. . This is the only movie and I mean the only movie that I have seen that literally made me look at myself. . Fuckn relatable. Truly a masterpiece

1 week ago

that movie sucks

2 weeks ago

like your life

1 week ago

This film got 69% on Rotten Tomatoes...
I knew it, I always hate tomatoes 🍅

3 weeks ago

The critics panned Joker because they couldn’t handle a villain as a protagonist in a story or film.

3 weeks ago

i remember watching this and just, memorized by Arthur dancing and how creepy yet peaceful the scene was. I don't think a movie has ever made me felt like this before

1 month ago

I have Generalized Anxiety And Depression I Can Understand all The Pain This Movie Brings .

1 month ago

“You talking to me” only real movie fans will understand.

1 month ago

In my opinion, this movie is a stand alone masterpiece

1 month ago

i think joker's dancing scene is inspired from bong joon ho's "mother" opening scene and ending scene. this is mother opeing scene.

http://youtubesmov.com/mov/w7dzIMbkoqM/vid.html?

i wnat to hear about ur opinion

1 month ago

I feel like this character is a Pisces.

1 month ago

It's not creepy at all. In fact it is liberating and very artful....it is an expression of who he is and who he is shaping up to be. It is a catharsis after his explosive release against THE BULLY. It's not about right or wrong at this time that I consider but Arthur's way of coping with his very very aweful life that makes it beautiful in the midst of the tragedy playing out...which Arthur later finds humorous and couches as a comedy and in truth most comedians laugh at their pain and most of our comical entertainment is mostly that...making fun of something that intrisically hurts us. I find it beautiful in a heavy way. To bring out beauty however small from great evil is somehthing like a rose in mud.

1 month ago

Please todd you have done the joker to perfection.....Please do Scarecrow or Bane if you can stay true to the joker character I just imagine what he'll do next with them

1 month ago

'Twas a great movie with the homicide! PARENTS SHALL NEVER PERMIT THEIR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF SEVENTEEN [17 (XVII)] TO SEE AN R-RATED MOVIE.

1 month ago

'Twas the 1st-ever R-rated film I've ever seen at a cineplex. I loved it! Crazy with homicide!

1 month ago

True raw beauty!

1 month ago

Dear New York Times:
Your News Paper is creepy.

1 month ago

It’s not creepy it’s legendary

1 month ago

Literally, this is beautiful.

1 month ago

This reminded me of Butoh.

His acting was incredible. The movie was heavily flawed, and critics will overlook this because they will, understandably so, be so mesmerized by some of the best acting of this century.

1 month ago

This scene alone shows what a genius actor is capable of... Just an improvisation idea and flowing with it, let it go, be the character... Joaquin is the best, he should have 2 Oscars by now.

1 month ago

I'm watching cinema movies now with CinemaVariety. I registered last year and I'm still enjoy it :D

1 month ago

"A run-down bathroom with a flickering fluorescent light, a swooning piece of music and some slow, deliberate moves."
Believe me or not this whole line is not just only a script but a FEELING 😢💔

1 month ago

"Creepy"?

1 month ago

One of the greatest scenes in film history.

1 month ago

Joaquin Phoenix didn't just play this character beautifully, with an extraordinary performance. He improvised this scene, by turning his character's thoughts and feelings into dance and if this scene is now one of the most beautiful scenes of the movie is thanks to him. This is a proof that Phoenix put all his soul into this character, to the point that he disappears and we only see Arthur and Joker. When an actor is able to give new interpretation to his character's feelings by turning few lines of the script into something more deep and beautiful, that's when an actor becomes an artist! Phoenix definitely deserves all the awards for that performance and for his dedication and passion.


I want to thank Todd Phillips, because he is the one gave Phoenix this oportunity.

1 month ago

Good decision to do the scene.

2 months ago

I FELT THAT

2 months ago