The famous director gave his opinion and talked about a particular scene!
Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino has shared his take on Joker, Todd Phillips’ movie starring Joaquin Phoenix. However, he stopped on a specific scene considered to be truly subversive.
While appearing on the Empire podcast, Tarantino admitted that while he has some issues with Joker, he thinks that besides being exciting, the scene in which Arthur (Joaquin Phoenix) appears on Murray Franklin’s show (Robert DeNiro) upsets public relations. with these characters. Check-out:
“It’s not just suspense, it’s not just fascinating and exciting, the director subverts audiences because the Joker is crazy. Robert De Niro’s character on the talk show isn’t the movie’s villain. He looks like an idiot, but he’s no more of an idiot than David Letterman. He’s just a silly comedian, a talk show guy. He’s not a movie villain. He doesn’t deserve to die. However, while the audience is watching the Joker, they want him to kill Robert De Niro; they want him to take that gun and pop that damn head. What if the Joker didn’t kill him? They would be pissed off.
“It’s subversion on a massive level. They got the audience thinking like crazy, wanting him to kill Murray. And everyone would be lying about it! They said “no, I didn’t want him to kill”. But they are liars. They really did.
Quentin Tarantino is a renowned filmmaker behind films like Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds and Free Django. In 2020, the same year Joker ran for several Oscars, Tarantino competed with Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.
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