"Diagnoses would include tests such as 'Pathological Laughing and Crying Scale', in which the doctor could ask various questions like how long the episode lasted, how they affect your mood and social situation, and how much distress did the individual feel afterwards."
Joker's strong start comes after weeks of discussion about the R-rated film and whether it will inspire some to commit violence. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the man who becomes Batman's classic nemesis in the origin story film.
Joaquin Phoenix is the embodiment of nervous, anorexic energy in his role. He just doesn’t act with his face — with or without the joker paint. He acts with his entire body, with its ribs sticking out, its back abnormally arched, its legs leaning away from him, its feet gliding from under him, its arms flailing about.
Joker, despite its genre, has received the amount of awards season buzz that usually surrounds the so-called prestige movies. And that is even before the film has hit theaters. Here is how it differs from other comic-book movies.
Joaquin Phoenix is a brilliant actor, and even the negative reviews say he has given an amazing performance, but for the life of me, I cannot understand why Joker's origin movie was even being considered. Let me explain why I think so.
Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker, which is directed by Todd Phillips and will be released by Warner Bros on October 2 in India, is neither a traditional comic-book blockbuster, nor typical source material for its leading man.
Joker follows the journey of Arthur Fleck from a mentally-ill, failed comedian, to his rise as Gotham City's Clown Prince of Crime. The film had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, which was attended by director Todd Phillips, Joaquin Phoenix and Zazie Beetz