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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7 oct. 2019




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Will Wilberforce
Will Wilberforce Il y a 3 jours
108 move Joker style Tai Chi.
carolinereads Il y a mois
He is brilliant!
Irfan Nasyriq
Irfan Nasyriq Il y a mois
i cried watching this movie, bcause its relatable and the reality in todays society treating people like arthur..F’in masterpiece
Fatality Il y a mois
I killed a bunch of people once..
Will Wilberforce
Will Wilberforce Il y a 3 jours
And ... what's the punchline?
Fatality Il y a mois
Contradicts what waqine said about studying the dance moves of other artists for the role ..
Annie Lane
Annie Lane Il y a 2 mois
I'm so glad I seen this at the movies and not T.V. great acting all the way.
Sean Watts
Sean Watts Il y a 2 mois
🔥🔥 I laughed, I joke! 1:27 🔥🎬 👇 👇 👇 👇 👇💝
No One
No One Il y a 2 mois
The music makes it more normal, less creepy. Now imagine this scene without any music.
Maria Smith
Maria Smith Il y a 2 mois
Hasn't everyone noticed its just basic tai chi moves?
Tony C
Tony C Il y a 2 mois
It wasent creepy
BKLYNTURK1975 Il y a 3 mois
He killed it!! No pun intended
Shafaet Islam
Shafaet Islam Il y a 3 mois
Yaver Khan
Yaver Khan Il y a 3 mois
An artist as human according to nature dance is a form of expression as Joaquin Phoenix i expected to be shine alone above all actors cx he depicted my pain n torture 😭😭😭😭😇
Jesus crucification at end. Joker/Jesus/Saviour
John Whitman
John Whitman Il y a 3 mois
Im diagnosed ADHD and ASPD. . This is the only movie and I mean the only movie that I have seen that literally made me look at myself. . Fuckn relatable. Truly a masterpiece
Mr Google
Mr Google Il y a 3 mois
that movie sucks
Kadir Il y a 3 mois
like your life
dark jedi
dark jedi Il y a 4 mois
This film got 69% on Rotten Tomatoes... I knew it, I always hate tomatoes 🍅
Wilhelm Heinrich
Wilhelm Heinrich Il y a 4 mois
The critics panned Joker because they couldn’t handle a villain as a protagonist in a story or film.
Y. Il y a 4 mois
i remember watching this and just, memorized by Arthur dancing and how creepy yet peaceful the scene was. I don't think a movie has ever made me felt like this before
Pablo Martinez
Pablo Martinez Il y a 4 mois
I have Generalized Anxiety And Depression I Can Understand all The Pain This Movie Brings .
Brum Man
Brum Man Il y a 4 mois
“You talking to me” only real movie fans will understand.
nikodim Il y a 4 mois
In my opinion, this movie is a stand alone masterpiece
이초록 Il y a 4 mois
i think joker's dancing scene is inspired from bong joon ho's "mother" opening scene and ending scene. this is mother opeing scene. i wnat to hear about ur opinion
Audi Audi Audi
Audi Audi Audi Il y a 4 mois
I feel like this character is a Pisces.
Christiam disciple
Christiam disciple Il y a 4 mois
It's not creepy at all. In fact it is liberating and very is an expression of who he is and who he is shaping up to be. It is a catharsis after his explosive release against THE BULLY. It's not about right or wrong at this time that I consider but Arthur's way of coping with his very very aweful life that makes it beautiful in the midst of the tragedy playing out...which Arthur later finds humorous and couches as a comedy and in truth most comedians laugh at their pain and most of our comical entertainment is mostly that...making fun of something that intrisically hurts us. I find it beautiful in a heavy way. To bring out beauty however small from great evil is somehthing like a rose in mud.
Okay,ButThisIstheLastTime 000
Please todd you have done the joker to perfection.....Please do Scarecrow or Bane if you can stay true to the joker character I just imagine what he'll do next with them
Dave Otuwa
Dave Otuwa Il y a 4 mois
Dave Otuwa
Dave Otuwa Il y a 4 mois
'Twas the 1st-ever R-rated film I've ever seen at a cineplex. I loved it! Crazy with homicide!
Joss 195
Joss 195 Il y a 4 mois
True raw beauty!
Mein Name
Mein Name Il y a 4 mois
Dear New York Times: Your News Paper is creepy.
Ross Gladen
Ross Gladen Il y a 4 mois
It’s not creepy it’s legendary
Nicole Titov
Nicole Titov Il y a 4 mois
Literally, this is beautiful.
Patrick Bertlein
Patrick Bertlein Il y a 5 mois
This reminded me of Butoh. His acting was incredible. The movie was heavily flawed, and critics will overlook this because they will, understandably so, be so mesmerized by some of the best acting of this century.
Joaquin Shang
Joaquin Shang Il y a 5 mois
This scene alone shows what a genius actor is capable of... Just an improvisation idea and flowing with it, let it go, be the character... Joaquin is the best, he should have 2 Oscars by now.
Vadym Volodko
Vadym Volodko Il y a 5 mois
I'm watching cinema movies now with CinemaVariety. I registered last year and I'm still enjoy it :D
Ather Il y a 5 mois
"A run-down bathroom with a flickering fluorescent light, a swooning piece of music and some slow, deliberate moves." Believe me or not this whole line is not just only a script but a FEELING 😢💔
NiconachoZ Studio
NiconachoZ Studio Il y a 5 mois
Youtuber27 Il y a 5 mois
One of the greatest scenes in film history.
giada Il y a 5 mois
Joaquin Phoenix didn't just play this character beautifully, with an extraordinary performance. He improvised this scene, by turning his character's thoughts and feelings into dance and if this scene is now one of the most beautiful scenes of the movie is thanks to him. This is a proof that Phoenix put all his soul into this character, to the point that he disappears and we only see Arthur and Joker. When an actor is able to give new interpretation to his character's feelings by turning few lines of the script into something more deep and beautiful, that's when an actor becomes an artist! Phoenix definitely deserves all the awards for that performance and for his dedication and passion. I want to thank Todd Phillips, because he is the one gave Phoenix this oportunity.
Mein Name
Mein Name Il y a 5 mois
Good decision to do the scene.
Maverick jnr
Maverick jnr Il y a 5 mois
phishydpak Il y a 5 mois
The King of Devils. Joaquin, you're a GWAMM.
Mediawatcher Il y a 5 mois
It’s insane to think that this was all improvised! Joaquin Phoenix is a true actor!
AppalachianWolf Il y a 5 mois
MSM: Why do people like this movie? Us: You wouldn’t get it.
ثوريا قاصري
ثوريا قاصري Il y a 5 mois
مـــين🥰 يـرحــــب🥰 بـي🥰 يــضـغط لايــــك🥰ويــــراســنـي خـاص واشـترك بقـــناتــــي الواتس*00212.620.539.566*💋💋💋
Joaquin Shang
Joaquin Shang Il y a 5 mois
This scene is like a line of poetry, no logical words but describes the inner spirit change of the protagonist. One of the scenes of this decade.
Angela Ziegler
Angela Ziegler Il y a 5 mois
Is the movie scary ? Actually I want to watch it but I don’t dare bc ppl are saying that it’s scary and I don’t think that I have the ability to watch scary movies bc I get scared easily so if you have watched the movie can you please tell me your opinion ? Thank youuu ❤️
Angela Ziegler
Angela Ziegler Il y a 5 mois
@PokemonFan ok thank you ! I will watch it soon (definitely not this month bc my grandfather passed away today 💔 so I don’t feel like watching anything) but I’ll make sure to tell you what I think about it if I don’t forget.
PokemonFan Il y a 5 mois
What? The movie isn't scary at all it's just disturbing at times. There's only one part where he scares someone but no the movie isn't scary at all.
Manus 623
Manus 623 Il y a 5 mois
Eric Dufrane
Eric Dufrane Il y a 5 mois
Why did I get chills when I saw that.. don't even like dancing
Eric Dufrane
Eric Dufrane Il y a 4 mois
@musicfilmhead90 heck no
musicfilmhead90 Il y a 5 mois
Probably the music behind the imagery. Really makes the scene that much more powerful.
Jason H
Jason H Il y a 5 mois
When you go from Team Batman to Team Joker in one dance!
temper44 Il y a 5 mois
The idea that some people have music in them is a beautiful one. I've never considered it, but thinking back I have known several of those people in my life.
Jimmy Rustling
Jimmy Rustling Il y a 5 mois
I find it offensive that Joker is not a black woman. Like why does it have to be another white male?? eww
Recht_voor_zijn_raap Il y a 5 mois
*Joaquin Phoenix -- Oscar best male lead in the Joker.. *Joe Pesci -- Oscar best male support role in The Irishman. If only this was a world where this justice would happen. But this is a society.
Paco Perez
Paco Perez Il y a 5 mois
SevenSea Il y a 5 mois
This movie is truer than all the news you've published in last 5 years, New York Failing Times
v g
v g Il y a 6 mois
I shed tears to this scene
Pavel Kopachinski
Pavel Kopachinski Il y a 6 mois - About the Joker have already released an online game, look!
CadyGamer Pix
CadyGamer Pix Il y a 6 mois
Joker dancing: Tik tok people: How men deal with stuff.
Double Jeopardy
Double Jeopardy Il y a 6 mois
Joaquin was born in peuto rico 😮
Jalal Shokouhi
Jalal Shokouhi Il y a 6 mois
God! This so freakin *Incredible* 😍
Nathalie Bissonnier
Nathalie Bissonnier Il y a 6 mois emotional 🔥🔥 JOAQUIN PHOENIX 👏👏... The BEST ACTOR ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐++
Emy 78
Emy 78 Il y a 6 mois
Great music movie actor director & every thing 💯👍👍👍 The best movie I've ever seen 💝 Thank you ⚘
Mauricio Magdaleno
Mauricio Magdaleno Il y a 6 mois
During the entire movie he dances when he's happy and angry. But in the bathroom he's finally given in and he needs to collect his thoughts and he does this by dance. He dances with his mom because he was happy. He's happy with his mom and that's why he danced with her. He was angry at mury and the rest of society and danced on his way to the studio knowing what he was going to do in front of everyone.
v g
v g Il y a 6 mois
And he danced after killing the dude in his apartment and after killing Murray
warrior 8
warrior 8 Il y a 6 mois
ak sinha
ak sinha Il y a 6 mois
The death of aurthur ...and THE BIRTH OF JOKER
Mo Ana
Mo Ana Il y a 6 mois
Mo Ana
Mo Ana Il y a 6 mois
Sooooo..... who is the director
madtv719 Il y a 6 mois
Looking in the mirror watching himself Dance This is the moment when He Morphed into The Joker Realising He Could Nevet Go Back to what He was ..
warrior #itaintme_gmail_com
truth is we all do that silly dance in the mirror when nobody is in the room, but they are all watching
Sigma Geranimo
Sigma Geranimo Il y a 6 mois
A very deep movie.......
LePeco Il y a 6 mois
Now this dance will be known as a masterpiece
Beeboy69 Il y a 6 mois
This is a mix of Tai Chi martial arts & improvised dance moves. Classic movie & scene 10 / 10 Bravo
MICHAEL MYERS Il y a 6 mois
Shannon S
Shannon S Il y a 6 mois
Looked like he was doing Tai chi!
Matthew Westbrook
Matthew Westbrook Il y a 6 mois
The greatest performance by an actor that I have ever seen. A masterpiece of cinematic art and if this movie doesn't sweep the Academy awards it's because PC culture has ruined the fine arts.
justice4all Il y a 6 mois
There is nothing creepy about this dance, it's brilliant
justice4all Il y a 6 mois
@v g good point
v g
v g Il y a 6 mois
Creepy is good
webbbli roberto
webbbli roberto Il y a 6 mois
Most impressive scene in my opinion
_ turntsnacko _
_ turntsnacko _ Il y a 6 mois
Did anyone else get chills just from hearing how this scene was put together?
PRIDE Il y a 6 mois
Just clown i mean clone this Guy!!!!!
Romey Siamese
Romey Siamese Il y a 6 mois
He’s been thru a lot in his unconventional life. Mental disorders come in handy for this role.
prosimulate Il y a 6 mois
Oscars will be a Joke if Joker is not selected as the Best Film and Phoenix Best Actor.
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