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How Scorsese Do You Expect JOKER To Be?


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3 Responses to “How Scorsese Do You Expect JOKER To Be?”

  1. amblinman says:

    I hope the movie is what they advertise: a cinematic equivelent to a graphic novel that’s simply an alternate take on a known character. I know everyone loves “The Killing Joke” but if you haven’t, and care, check this out:

    That story was really intriguing to me. It tries to capture a “day in the life of the Joker”. The film’s trailers portray a character that to me links up directly with this material. Like, this graphic novel would be the film’s epilogue with a title card that said “5 years later” or whatever.

  2. Mike says:

    Right, this feels like some where between the two with Moore’s theme of it just takes one bad day for someone to become the Joker and Azzarello’s take on descent into madness. That said, it all depends on the execution.

  3. Hcat says:

    I was trying to find a simile to my expectation and it was staring me in the face.

    Joker is to Taxi Driver as
    Downton Abbey is to Gosford Park

    Somebody makes art and then someone makes it pretty.

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