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

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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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Avalanche Il y a 3 heures
I cannot describe how much I loved this movie. Thanks to the whole crew; and sad to see the PC police is trying hard to bash this extraordinary movie
Judy Blaha
Judy Blaha Il y a 13 heures
Great performance beautiful man
badopinionsrighthere Il y a 13 heures
This scene and characterization was brilliant. Arthur uses dance as a form of control- control of himself, control of the situation. When you watch the movie, you'll notice he dances when he feels confident in himself and his actions. Spoilery examples in my reply
Cerulean Sealpup
Cerulean Sealpup Il y a 15 heures
This scene did creep me out..i dont know why.
Juan Cortez
Juan Cortez Il y a 15 heures
Like Apocalypse Now.
Gold Il y a 16 heures
Am I the only one who cried during this scene? It was so emotional...
Kräuterseuche Il y a 16 heures
This doesn't feel creepy to me. It gets this special feeling of " Oh wow, this is some deep ship."
Vince E
Vince E Il y a 19 heures
Imagine Jared Leto doing this scene. lol
task master
task master Il y a 5 heures
He's a good actor with bad writer and movie. Stop being a sheep
Stas Il y a 20 heures
The movie is a masterpiece - bewitching and overwhelming!
Azimin Shafie
Azimin Shafie Il y a 23 heures
Honestly, any actor who can play batman and win an oscar will be the best actor of all time.
MM M Il y a jour
This is my favorite scene in the entire movie! You can taste the power, glory, & satisfaction of his actions. Arthur's pain of his trauma becomes justified! I had tears in my eyes & chills over my whole body!!!
skyly02 Il y a jour
Joker is good.
Task Don
Task Don Il y a jour
The dance fit so well into Joker's characteristic because after tasting blood for the first time in his life that he wants to celebrate by dancing. This moment is not the birth of Joker, this is the moment of rebirth of Joker. As he said later on, he doesn't have the "condition" because this is him: a natural psychopath that has been suppressed by life and society which just need a moment for him to finally break free.
Henry Gonzalez
Henry Gonzalez Il y a jour
Man the acting was great... it was hard cord he new the moves...
kay jones
kay jones Il y a jour
The perfect scene, tai chi joker style....
Best Gmn
Best Gmn Il y a jour
It's so theatral...become THE personnage it's not easy...he is the 🤡. Two personnage! Thumbs'up To Phoenix♥️
docdurdin Il y a jour
The entertainment media (in total) is very proud of how well they dance with the news media to influence and control the herd mentality of the public. Actually, the industry would agree with me that their work is exquisite and artful, although shameful and destructive. The actual JOKE is on you. For the youth who are blinded by an entrained obsessive need for acceptance, this work is genius. If you haven't noticed, most actors today have a different avenue of training. They have been stripped of any real personality, left only with an alter ego created by the industry in control, like trained animals. The real wake up call came from the LAST JOKER..... Might you wonder what really happened to him? There are no exits from the deal.
rhyka101 Il y a jour
I saw the film last night. Superbly directed and an amazing performance from Phoenix. Twists that hit you hard and unapologetic violence. Homages to previous movies and thought provoking social commentary. The use of a cello and the music score overall beautifully matches the moods created.
BeeHugger 7
BeeHugger 7 Il y a jour
This is better titled " joker does qi gong"🙃
MALi Moor
MALi Moor Il y a jour
The dance of change.
PITUFINA Il y a jour
Masterpiece Phoenix !!! Hopefully will win the Oscar
Chris Mequet
Chris Mequet Il y a jour
I wish that Todd waited like 1 more week to talk about the behind the scenes stuff. Only for the simple fact that some people might have not seen this before watching the movie.
Simple Figure
Simple Figure Il y a jour
Wanna hear a joke? Joker 68% Batwoman 69%
task master
task master Il y a 5 heures
That perfectly represent "society"
the shuriken
the shuriken Il y a 8 heures
you mean from Rotten Tomatoes? I will never believed that website, they rated Avengers Endgame 94% and Joker 68%, are they a bunch of elementary kids?
guritza80 Il y a 2 jours
Genius ♡
Day One
Day One Il y a 2 jours
This is THE best movie of 2019 ! Bring in the oscars
David P
David P Il y a 2 jours
Ever dance with the Devil in the pale bathroom light?
Mohammad Albeshari
Mohammad Albeshari Il y a 2 jours
I love this movie
oshitomaha Il y a 2 jours
I thought “martial arts” at first when I was at a theater.
A P Il y a 2 jours
Nothing creepy about his dance It’s quite beautiful... like tai chi
Venom Il y a 2 jours
Venom Vs Joker? #Venom
Bray Bay
Bray Bay Il y a 2 jours
Joaquin as Joker as Thom Yorke in Lotus Flower.
Leontief Modell
Leontief Modell Il y a 2 jours
That was one of the most striking scenes of the movies, to me. All alone by himself, able to express something he would never express when being surrounded by other people, in a way venting his sanity and pulling in the madness through his almost ballet-like dance moves. It's like when you've hit the right amount of drunkenness, where you feel everything upped to 11 and don't feel drunk yet. So intimate. The haunting cello soundtrack, as well as the lighting and particularly the camera work, make this such a special moment. When everything just aligns perfectly. When I walked out of the theater a week ago I said to my friends:"What you have just witnessed is a performance you only get to see every 10-20 years. We can really feel blessed to have seen this."
Martin Macdonald
Martin Macdonald Il y a 2 jours
Critics say: Joker is a derivative mess that glorifies violence Critics think: Woke orthodoxy dictates that mentally-ill white males shall have no help or sympathy, fathers are not necessary in their children's lives, eat-the-rich is a noble goal, it's all Trump's fault. I'd better pan this masterpiece.
Giusy Anastasi
Giusy Anastasi Il y a 3 jours
Capolavoro assoluto
monai Il y a 3 jours
I saw this scene and the first word that came to mind was "glory." In this particular moment, I feel like the "Joker" was born. Those larger than life movements AND the way he revels at himself in the mirror, ugh, just brilliant.
Adeline Il y a 3 jours
This movie is so good that I'm seriously a little scared of knowing too much about it but still I wanna know more about it
Elaine Clements Finn
Elaine Clements Finn Il y a 3 jours
Unfortunately it's very relatable for me.
southpakrules Il y a 3 jours
Joker Critics score 69% Ghostbusters 2016 Critics score 74%. I'll just leave it at that.
Jeffrey Baker
Jeffrey Baker Il y a 3 jours
I think the most pivotal and important scenes in the movie
Richard Miller
Richard Miller Il y a 3 jours
Hey! Did your columnist making this into some white racist story get his diaper changed yet?
Ragnarok Il y a 3 jours
IMO, his weird dances signifies the birth and liberation of the narcissist within.
Germanas Pancerovas
Germanas Pancerovas Il y a 3 jours
it s noy creepy dance, it s a meditation dance they practice as therapy in menatl hospitals
storyofwill Il y a 3 jours
I love the joker dancing scene!!
Desi Areros
Desi Areros Il y a 3 jours
is like jaipong dancer from indonesia
Hi_Frankie Il y a 4 jours
Why "a little less than the next time we see him dance"? Why wouldn't any dance after this dance be still 100% joker?
Patricia Canton
Patricia Canton Il y a 4 jours
Thats whats called perfection
Hawk Il y a 4 jours
This movie was so different and exciting. Joaquin deserves an Oscar. 🌟
megane verard
megane verard Il y a 4 jours
This scene was so amazing and so important in the storyline I think... And the music! What a masterpiece
Rocko 97
Rocko 97 Il y a 4 jours
Just this part alone in theater gave me chills the fact that he enjoyed killing those 3 young men by dancing! much expression by slow movement Love this movie so much
Γιώργος Γραμματικάκης
Τhe joker movie has a social and political character that punches the establishment. The movie touched me a
Daniel Gallimore
Daniel Gallimore Il y a 4 jours
I loved this movie and i will see it a second time
AcCeSsDeNiEd65 Il y a 4 jours
I want to see joker dance on stairs again!
U U Il y a 4 jours
This Is a Masterpiece! You need to Have Every Scene in the Movie with Thought Contained Inside. Not Showing hundreds of Superheros just to Fill up the Screen.
Aleksandar Ilijasevic
Aleksandar Ilijasevic Il y a 4 jours
Who cares about the Oscar, everybody knows, this is outstanding acting performance
luz ocasio
luz ocasio Il y a 16 heures
Really? Say that to an Olympian athlete. They work their butts off and don't get a metal do you think they going to be happy. Same with actors they want that Oscar and for the most part most Oscar's giving are well deserved
A M Il y a 19 heures
@Teringventje Honestly, it's lost its prestige.
Aleksandar Ilijasevic
@Teringventje 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣
Teringventje Il y a jour
Yeah who cares about the most prestigious award for actors and movie makers that opens all kinds of doors like.... duh, no one!
qυєєη lєкα
qυєєη lєкα Il y a 4 jours
Isn’t it Tai Chi?
rose rose
rose rose Il y a 5 jours
Warganet Ganteng
Warganet Ganteng Il y a 5 jours
I believe this dancing scene already become a cult classic
DEAD POOL Il y a 5 jours
Joker begin
Love GOD, Times Square Media Productions
Anton river Hollywood producer, suffocating a sick woman because you were abused by a crazy boyfriend messes up the script there's no Poetic Justice there
blessie navarro
blessie navarro Il y a 5 jours
This is my favorite scene....
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