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 Joker
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 15:17

Just back. What an utterly fantastic film. I have never witnessed people literally on the edge of their seat as I did at the films finale. Definitely not a superhero film as has been well documented but a film about how society treats people with mental health problems. Once Phoenix becomes the actual Joker he absolutely nails the character. I cannot recommend this film enough. Although it will certainly not be for everyone.
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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 16:01

Have to agree, I found it phenomenal, engaging, affecting, raw heart breaking and both physically and psychologically violent....for me the best portrayal of Joker yet.
As an origin story and social commentary it works on many levels.

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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 16:15

Spot on. I felt that Thomas Wayne was kind of based on Trump too. Hopefully they leave this film as a stand alone. No sequels please.
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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 19:47

Quote:

General Zod, Sat 5 Oct 16:15

Spot on. I felt that Thomas Wayne was kind of based on Trump too. Hopefully they leave this film as a stand alone. No sequels please.


Agree with both your points....
Whilst I would like to see this joker in "The Killing Joke" I don't think this should be touched.
A stand alone classic.

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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: helensburghpar  
Date:   Sun 6 Oct 23:04

Seen it tonight. Really dark and thought provoking. Outstanding acting. Gripping is the best way to describe it.
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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: Mario  
Date:   Mon 7 Oct 07:04

Film reviewers often differ, sometimes quite widely, but the ones I have seen recently have been unanimous *️⃣*️⃣*️⃣*️⃣*️⃣
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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Mon 7 Oct 18:28

Had a weird experience watching it. On one level I thought it was probably an outstanding film and performance but at the same time, I didn't enjoy it whatsoever. Found it relentlessly grim and devoid of any entertainment. All the dancing really got on my tits after the fifth or sixth time too.

Probably to do with my state of mind more than anything, had a terrible few days. I suspect if Jennifer Lawrence took me to the Scottish cup final to see the Pars beat Rangers 6-0 my pus would still have been tripping me.
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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Mon 7 Oct 18:43

She took me for a walk on Muchty Common and managed to get me to smile.

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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Mon 7 Oct 18:55

Has Glitter music in it- appalling decision.

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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 7 Oct 18:58

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Jbob, Mon 7 Oct 18:55

Has Glitter music in it- appalling decision.


Agreed. There's dark and then there's DARK.
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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Mon 7 Oct 20:07

Yep Glitter is set for a huge payday.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Mon 7 Oct 20:19

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Jbob, Mon 7 Oct 18:55

Has Glitter music in it- appalling decision.


I'll be giving it a miss then.
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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: ianbd6  
Date:   Mon 7 Oct 20:58

I watched it at the Imax in Bradford it was excellent from start to finish. I was surprised to hear the glitter music but it is music. If glitter gets a big pay out I hope his victims sue him for every penny of it.
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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Tue 8 Oct 22:37

Fact that glitter has music in it is a big no .What the hell were,the maker's, thinking of.?
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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Wed 9 Oct 06:32

It has a part of one song in it. Strange I agree but not worth boycotting a film over for me personally. Plenty of scumbags in Hollywood and the music industry yet folk still lap their stuff up.
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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: aaaaaaaaaargh  
Date:   Wed 9 Oct 11:46

I think the Glitter music just opens a can of worms about royalties and prison.

I would like to think that a simple solution such as automatically donating royalties to a victims' charity while someone is inside would be possible.
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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Wed 9 Oct 12:34

Quote:

General Zod, Wed 9 Oct 06:32

It has a part of one song in it. Strange I agree but not worth boycotting a film over for me personally. Plenty of scumbags in Hollywood and the music industry yet folk still lap their stuff up.


This.

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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Wed 9 Oct 13:50

I was almost definetly not going to watch this movie at the cinema anyway but the fact that a very miniscule portion of my ticket price would end up in his pocket seals it for me. The same goes for dvd sales as well. Unfortunately I'll probably catch this movie on TV at some point and even then Glitter get his cut.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Wed 9 Oct 15:52

Glitter already makes a mint from one of the major sports leagues over there playing one of his songs before every game.

I'm not a comic book film fan (which has meant virtually avoiding the cinema in the last few years) but from the above it sounds like its more a drama or psychological thriller than a comic book film - would that be accurate? I might watch it at some point if that's the case.
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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Wed 9 Oct 16:08

I believe that used to be the case Kelty but I believe all the major franchises now refuse to play his music.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Wed 9 Oct 17:53

We know that Glitter has music in it and that he is getting paid for it.

A convicted paedophile.

To turn a blind eye to it when condemning folk who haven't been convicted is hypocrisy.

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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: istvan kozma  
Date:   Wed 9 Oct 20:17

A truly magnificent film.

KOZMA


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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Sat 12 Oct 18:22

Quote:

kelty_par, Wed 9 Oct 15:52

Glitter already makes a mint from one of the major sports leagues over there playing one of his songs before every game.

I'm not a comic book film fan (which has meant virtually avoiding the cinema in the last few years) but from the above it sounds like its more a drama or psychological thriller than a comic book film - would that be accurate? I might watch it at some point if that's the case.


That would be accurate imo....feels more of an Indy film imo...

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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Sat 12 Oct 18:39

Incidentally, if you are paying attention, there is context to the part of the glitter tune used.
Dark...but horribly relevant.
Whilst I baulk at the monster possibly earning money from this I do see the reason for it's inclusion.
This movie us a harrowing and unforgiving story, a mirror held up to parts of our society most would turn a blind eye to.
There is a commentary that suggests this film inspires violence.....it inspires me to try and be kind, to look at people and see them.

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 Re: Joker
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 13 Oct 16:52



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