The film “Joker” with actor Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role has already begun to break records in the United States, in the Russian hire the picture is also in the lead.
For the first weekend of the American hire the film has managed to obtain more than $93 million and thus set a record, becoming the highest grossing of all the films ever released in October. The act’s major star “the Joker” Joaquin Phoenix will surely add the ribbon considerable income. Usually leading a very private life, the actor suddenly appeared in several cinemas in Los Angeles to personally greet the audience, who came to assess his new role. Phoenix went on stage immediately after the screening and answered questions from shocked spectators, and later even did not deny them self. The way in which he appeared before the audience once again reminded of the large animal welfare activities, which involved the actor on his sweatshirt adorned with the emblem of the movement, “animal liberation Front”.
Russian viewers also appreciated “the Joker” – over the weekend the film managed to earn about 700 million rubles. Recall that the premiere for directing which was responsible Todd Phillips, was at the Venice film festival: debut was more than successful – “the Joker” received Grand-Prix of the festival award “Golden lion”. And it’s safe to say that this is not the last reward for the tape, and the role of the Joker, it seems, is committed to the Oscar to another actor, Joaquin Phoenix already known as one of the main contenders for the famous statuette. Earlier, the “Oscar” for his brilliant role as the Joker in “the Dark knight” in 2008, was posthumously awarded Heath Ledger.
Joaquin Phoenix/Heath Ledger
It is with the Ledger compare all subsequent performers of this role, but the Joker of the Phoenix stands alone in “the Dark knight” appears completely fledged supervillain, whereas in “the Joker” can be traced almost the entire way from becoming downtrodden and insecure person into a ruthless criminal mastermind. Savagery begets violence – so you can describe the main reason for a radical upheaval in the lives of clown Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix). He cares for her sick mother and trying to survive in a decaying Gotham city, where the poor hate the rich, and inhumanity reigns on every corner.
Life daily checks Arthur for strength, but once he decides to confront her. Such atrocities Gotham has not yet experienced. However, many citizens are so tired of the class division that do not just sympathize with the victims of a new serial killer in clown makeup, but also strongly support it.
The city received such a villain, who deserved – after all, Arthur was never violent, he just wanted to become a stand-up comedian and make people laugh, to entertain people, to act in a TV show. He wanted to always follow the advice of my mother, who from childhood instilled in him that “we need to make a happy face”. But the city drove him into a trap and nearly broke his will, but these trials only tempered Fleck, turning him into a killer that knows no pity.
The famous diabolical laughter of the Joker Phoenix had rehearsed for months and ultimately created a whole “palette” – from the sick laughter of a mentally unbalanced person to the frightening laugh of a maniac. The actor was able so brilliantly to convey all the feelings of his hero in this laugh that throughout the film the audience begin to “navigate” through the laughter, knowing in advance that can now do the Joker.
For the role Joaquin lost 25 pounds and is embodied on the screen not only the image of a madman, but a physically unhealthy person – every cell, every movement of his tortured body sends unbearable pain and suffering, which brings him every day.
“The Joker”, though talks about the comic book character, but it is not similar to any similar movie made earlier. This brand new step to rethink all the familiar characters and perhaps he will begin to create similar atmospheric patterns, so deeply explores the life and consciousness of a protagonist that it becomes creepy and nice at the same time from the contemplation of this masterpiece.