We all know that Joker was in many ways inspired by Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy. But as Jared of Wisecrack points out, there were many other references to 1970s and 1980s movies woven in. The cynicism of the era served as a perfect source of inspiration for Todd Phillips’ dark masterpiece.
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If there’s one thing that can be said about Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, it’s that it’s one really, really dark movie. So Screen Junkies is here to lighten the mood a bit, as they poke fun at one of the most depressing character studies since Leaving Las Vegas. Are you laughing now?
While audiences are abuzz about Joaquin Phoenix’s take on The Joker’s origin story, The Take looks back at some of the many versions of the Clown Prince of Crime over the years. Each interpretation may be very different, but they all share a love of anarchy, a warped sense of humor, and a terrifying grin.
Are you as excited for the Joker movie as much as we are? Artist Steven Richter celebrates Joaquin Phoenix’s critically-praised performance with yet another amazing sculpt. The finished mini-bust perfectly captures the actor’s demonic smile as he transforms from Arthur Fleck into The Clown Prince of Gotham.
After much hype about Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as the clown prince of crime, we get our first meaningful look at him in Todd Phillips’ standalone Joker movie, which follows the life of a failing comic and party clown whose life has no meaning until he lets the darkness take over.
The clown prince of crime gets memorialized in t-shirt form, with this design by Demonigote and goliath72. Among the rogues’ gallery are Jokers portrayed by Mark Hamill, Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Joaquin Phoenix, Heath Ledger, Zach Galifianakis, Jared Leto, and the original comic book Joker.
Batman’s archnemesis takes on Rick Grimes’ #1 foe in the latest episode of BatintheSun’s Super Power Beat Down. You know it’s going to be a bloodbathg when Lucille is involved, and well, Joker can outcrazy Negan any day of the week. The fight starts at 4:47. Wait, no… at 9:19.
If the Joker took over Wayne Manor, it would look like this. The 3400 piece model includes minifigs of The Joker, Batman, Barbara Gordon, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Alfred Pennyworth Classic Batsuit, Disco Batman, Disco The Joker, Disco Batgirl and Disco Robin. Drops 11/24/17.
Burger Fiction looks at 50 years of The Clown Prince of Crime in live action and animation. From Cesar Romero’s screwball 1960s thief, to his bat-sh*t crazy and murderous variants by Jack Nicholson, Jared Leto, Mark Hamill, and the never to be outdone Heath Ledger.
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