Who played the character of Joker in the 2019 movie?
In 2017, a number of reports stated that Warner Bros, the producers of the movie, were considering casting Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role of Joker in the movie. However, the makers of the movie insisted that Joaquin Phoenix was always the first choice since the script was written specifically for Phoenix.
Which of this is not a genre of the film Joker (2019)?
A psychological thriller, Joker is based on a character from the DC Universe. It is the first original standalone film on the iconic arch nemesis of Batman. The movie follows the story of Arthur Fleck, a failed comedian who turns to a life of chaos and crime during Gotham city's worst period.
An American filmmaker and actor, Todd Phillips has written and directed multiple movies including Road Trip (2000), Old School (2003), Starsky & Hutch (2004), The Hangover trilogy (2009, 2011, and 2013), and Due Date (2010). Although Phillips left the satirical comedy film Borat (2006), he was still nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Scott Silver co-wrote the screenplay of Joker with director Todd Phillips. Silver is known for movies such as Johns, The Mod Squad, 8 Mile, and The Fighter. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Fighter.
Todd Phillips and Scott Silver wrote the screenplay for Joker in 2017. The entire writing process took nearly a year to complete. The script took inspiration from several Martin Scorsese movies including Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), and The King of Comedy (1983), along with Phillips' Hangover trilogy.
The 1988 DC Comics' one-shot graphic novel was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland. Batman: The Killing Joke gave an origin story for one of the most notorious supervillains among DC characters -- Joker. The story was loosely based on the 1951 story arc The Man Behind the Red Hood!
In the movie, Arthur Fleck is a party clown and aspiring stand-up comedian living in Gotham city. The movie follows a slow transformation of the reticent clown into the chaotic Joker. Arthur Fleck does not appear in any of the DC comics of Batman. The character was created to keep it separate from the DC movie universe.
Joker (2019) first premiered at the _______________ International Film Festival
Joker (2019) was first screened at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on 31st August 2019. It won the Golden Lion award at the festival. The film reportedly received an 8-minute standing ovation.
The first trailer of Joker (2019) was unveiled at ___________
Director Todd Phillips unveiled the first trailer of Joker at CinemaCon on 2nd April 2019. The trailer was released online the following day. The trailer generated a lot of positive responses and received more than eight million views within the first few hours of release.
According to Robert De Niro, the character of Murray Franklin in Joker is a homage to De Niro's other character Rupert Pupkin from the film The King of Comedy (1993). In The King of Comedy, Pupkin, a comic artist, is obsessed with being a talk-show host. Another story is that the character of Franklin is based on former late night talk show host Johnny Carson.
Which well-known director was the original producer of Joker?
Martin Scorsese was reportedly involved in Joker because his production partner Emma Tillinger Koskoff wanted to enlist the crew from Scorsese's The Irishman to shoot Joker. Scorsese left the project and let his producing partner take over all the necessary responsibilities.
Joaquin Phoenix reportedly shed ___ pounds for Joker.
Joaquin Phoenix has been known to undergo massive physical transformations for his roles. He reportedly underwent a strict dietary regimen to shed nearly 52 pounds for Joker. He had to follow strict medical guidance. Apparently, the actor was eating just an apple a day to lose the significant amount of weight.
Joker is set in Gotham City in 1981. It was the time when Gotham's crime and unemployment rates were very high. A major segment of the population was impoverished and disenfranchised. Screenwriters Todd Phillips and Scott Silver were hugely inspired by 1970s characters and from Martin Scorsese's films.
The principal photography of Joker commenced in New York City in September 2018, when the working title was Romeo. The filming then moved to Brooklyn, Jersey City, and Newark. The filming moved back to New York towards the movie's conclusion.
Joker has a comparatively shorter running time among most DC movies. At just over 2 hours including credits, it is trimmer than 2 hours and 29-minute long Wonder Woman and 2 hours and 22 minutes long Aquaman. Reportedly, director Todd Phillips had included an extra half hour of footage in his first cuts, resulting in the film being 2 hours and 35 minutes long.
Joker kicked off DC’s non-DCEU movie label called ____
DC Dark or DC Black will be the DC film sub-franchise that will have filmmakers making DC movies that do not continue the storylines of the larger original DC cinematic universe. It will have movies experimenting with the DC movie brand and its characters.
Based on an instrumental theme, Smile was originally composed by Charlie Chaplin for his 1936 film Modern Times. The music was inspired by Puccini's Tosca. The title and lyrics of the song were added by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons. Over the years, Smile has been covered by famous artists such as Nat King Cole and Michael Jackson.
Which Martin Scorsese film had an influence on Joker the film?
Martin Scorsese made Taxi Driver in 1976. This psychological thriller film starred Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster. The plot revolves around a lonely veteran who works as a taxi driver and descends into insanity as he plans the assassination of the presidential candidate and a pimp.
Joker has been one of the most low-budget movies in the DC franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie cost only a fraction of a typical budget of a comic book-based movie. There are barely any shots with CGI effects. Also, Todd Philips is not known to go overboard on budget, and Joaquin Phoenix is not considered an expensive A-list actor.
All the clocks in the movie show the time as _____
There have been multiple fan theories going around about scenes wherever a clock appears, it shows the time as 11:11. The theories range from biblical references of evil rising to the entire premise of the story being a hallucination of Arthur Fleck. Director Todd Phillips has, however, rejected all fan theories and stated that it was pure coincidence that the clocks showed 11:11.
Viggo Mortensen and Alec Baldwin were initially approached for the role of Thomas Wayne. Baldwin turned down the role since he had already committed to Motherless Brooklyn. The role finally went to Brett Cullen, who had also made an appearance in the Dark Knight Rises as Congressman Byron Gilley.
Who plays the role of Sophie Dumond, Arthur Fleck’s romantic interest?
Shailene Woodley, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Dakota Johnson, Aja Naomi King, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead were earlier considered for the role of Sophie Dumond. The role finally went to Zazie Beetz, who got mainstream recognition with her role of Domino in Deadpool 2.
Which actor appeared as Ethan Chase on Murray Franklin’s TV show?
Justin Theroux had an uncredited cameo in the movie. He has appeared in multiple films including American Psycho (2000), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), The Girl on the Train (2016), and The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018). He was also the screenwriter for Tropic Thunder (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), and Rock of Ages (2012).
In the movie, what is the name of the hospital from where Arthur Fleck steals his mother’s case file?
In most stories of Batman universe, Arkham Asylum makes a prominent appearance. It is Gotham City's completely ill-equipped home for the criminally insane. However, in Joker (2019), the name is changed to Arkham State Hospital, mostly because the term "asylum" does not go with the movies mid-80s setting.
Modern Times is a silent comedy movie written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. Released in 1936, the movie features Chaplin's iconic character, the Little Tramp. The movie is a commentary on the unemployment and extreme poverty during the Great Depression, which is almost a reflection of Gotham City in the movie Joker.
Where did the three men killed by Arthur Fleck in the subway work?
Arthur Fleck's first murder are the three men in the subway. They were Wall Street stockbrokers from Wayne Enterprises. This scene depicts Arthur's transformation into Joker. The scene is apparently inspired by the 1984 shooting of four men in a subway car by Bernhard Goetz.
Who plays the role of Arthur’s mother Penny Fleck?
Frances McDormand was initially offered the role of Penny Fleck. The role finally went to Frances Conroy. Conroy has been previously associated with DC Comics movie adaptations. She appeared in Catwoman. Conroy has won a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild awards.
Joker is the first theatrical DC comics film to be rated R after Watchmen, which was released in 2009. This is mostly because of the subject matter of the film revolving around the lead character who descends into madness. Also, the film has real life-based violence such as mob violence and riots as well as a lot of mature content.
How many times was a live-action Joker featured on the big screen before Joker (2019)?
Joker (2019) is the sixth time that a live-action character of Joker has been featured in a film. The previous five times were in 1966 Batman series, 1989 Batman film, The Dark Knight, Suicide Squad, and Mask of the Phantasm. All featured different designs on Joker, but each were drawn from the same source.
What is the color of the suit worn by Arthur Fleck as Joker?
Nearly all the previous versions of Joker wore purple suits and had green hair. In Suicide Squad, Jared Leto's Joker donned a purple snakeskin coat keeping the color scheme consistent. However, Joaquin Phoenix's Joker wears a burgundy three-piece suit, instead of the purple-green suit. The difference was perhaps intentional to make Phoenix's Joker different from the previous ones.
The _____ movement begins after Arthur Fleck murders three Wayne enterprise employees.
The Clowns are a major antagonistic faction. They do not appear in any of the previous Batman movies or in the DC Comics universe. Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises has groups of anarchists ruling over Gotham, but they do not have any specific name. The name "Clowns" is given by Thomas Wayne to the disfranchised people of Gotham City.
The archnemesis of Batman was created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson. Kane and Robinson have been credited for Joker's first designs, while Finger has made writing contributions. All three claim to have been inspired by Conrad Veidt's character Gwynplaine in the 1928 film The Man Who Laughs.
When did Joker make his first appearance in the Batman comics?
Created by Bill Fingers, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson, Joker, the supervillain made his first appearance in the debut issue Batman#1 in April 25, 1940. The issue was published by DC Comics. The initial plan was to kill Joker during his initial appearance. However, an editorial intervention led to the character becoming the greatest archenemy of Batman.
Joker's origin story was first introduced in the Detective Comics #168 in 1951. The story introduced joker as Red Hood, a criminal who jumps into a vat of chemicals to escape from Batman. The chemicals disfigure his face, permanently leading him to adopt the name "Joker."
Known as the "Latin from Manhattan," Cesar Romero was a skilled actor and dancer. He played the role of Joker in the original 1966 Batman series and the film with Adam West as Batman. The series also had Eartha Kitt as Catwoman.
Jack Nicholson played the first theatrical version of Joker in Tim Burton's Batman film. Michael Keaton played Batman in Burton's version. The movie also starred Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale, Billy Dee Williams as Harvey Dent, and Michael Gough as Alfred.
________ received the Academy Award in 2009 for his portrayal of the Joker.
Heath Ledger played one of the most celebrated and memorable versions of the Joker. Ledger's Joker appeared in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight in 2008. It was one of the most dark and gritty portrayals of Batman's archenemy. Christian Bale played the role of Batman in the film. The movie also starred Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, and Maggie Gyllenhaal along with Morgan Freeman.
The original inspiration for the character of Joker was inspired by the character of Gwynplaine in the Man Who Laughs. This 1928 silent film was directed by German filmmaker Paul Leni and starred Conrad Veidt as Gwynplaine. The film was based on the 1869 novel of the same name written by Victor Hugo.
Batman: The Killing Joke was adapted into film in _____
Batman: The Killing Joke has one of the most popular origin stories of Joker. The 2019 standalone Joker film is said to be slightly based on this graphic novel created by Alan Moore. The novel was adapted into an animated film. It was the 26th film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series based on the comics by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland.
The Joker had multiple nicknames across the DC Comic universe; he was also known as the Harlequin of Hate, the Ace of Knaves, and the Jester of Genocide. Over the years, the character developed multiple interpretations. Predominant among these were one that was of an extreme psychopath with high-level intelligence and a sadistic sense of humor.
What is the name of Joker’s romantic interest in the comics?
Harley Quinn made her first appearance in the Batman universe in September 1992. She was supposed to be a one-off character in Batman: The Animated Series. The character was created but Paul Dini and Bruce Rimm. Quinn's first comic book appearance was in The Batman Adventures #12 in September 1993. In the animated series, she was voiced by actress Arleen Sorkin.
Who was Joker’s sidekick in the comics before Harley Quinn?
Gagsworth A. Gagsworthy was a midget. Also known as Gaggy, he was a natural comedian. His main role was to provide entertainment to Joker's gang. He also participated in Joker's heists. Gaggy was originally introduced during DC Comic's Earth-One era of publication.
_____ directed The Dark Knight with Heath Ledger as the Joker.
Christopher Nolan directed the Dark Night trilogy. The trilogy included Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. The British-American director is also a screenwriter and producer. His filmography includes Following (1998), Memento (2000), The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014), and Dunkirk (2017).
Who has been voicing Joker in animation and video games for the longest time?
Mark Hamill first gave the voice for Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. It was the first of many shows in the DC Animated Universe and even received an Emmy. Hamill also appeared in the adaptations of Superman, The Justice League, and Static Shock. He returned from his retirement of Joker's character and reprised the role in the 2017 adaptation of Batman's iconic "The Killing Joke" story.
Steve Blum started voice acting in 1993. He made multiple appearances in video games and cartoons. His iconic roles include Lex Luthor, Wolverine, Spike from "Cowboy Bebop," and Sub Zero from "Mortal Kombat." Lego Batman: The Videogame revolves around navigating Joker's funhouse and stopping him from releasing toxic laughing gas.
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