“Joker”: These shocking scene was completely improvised
On the set of “Joker” had the madness Method: Continuous efforts were deliberately created room for improvisation, so crazy, emerged fascinating and shocking moments.
has not always worked that in “Joker” only strictly according to script and sometimes also room for improvisation was left, has been known for some time.
Already a while ago marked director Todd Phillips and cinematographer Lawrence Sher about how the scene was improvised in public toilet in which Arthur (Joaquin Phoenix) quite obliviously dancing after the killing of the three men in the subway suddenly in front of him ,
Opposite SlashFILM Sher now also revealed another scene, the crew surprised in Phoenix on set with his improvised actions: That is the moment when Arthur creeps into his refrigerator. In this published before theatrical release clip you can watch you the scene again:
now revealed Sher also another scene, the crew surprised in Phoenix on set with his improvised actions: That is the moment when Arthur creeps into his refrigerator.
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“When [Joaquin Phoenix] has climbed into the fridge, we did not know that he would do that,” said Sher. “We have set up two camera positions and Joaquin simply thought about what he would do if he were suffering from severe insomnia.”
Joaquin has simply thought about what he would do if he were suffering from severe insomnia.
Sher and his team had illuminated the scene so that Phoenix could do anything and go anywhere. “And when he then made the first and only time, we were intrigued. I remember how I thought, ‘What is he doing? Is he just climbed into the fridge? ‘It was also to look so funny and strange for us. “
Madness with method
Furthermore Sher reiterated to SlashFILM that after the breakthrough with the dance scene also aware of the space and the opportunity for such moments was created again and again.
“For example, when he plays around with the gun and shoots into the wall. We only knew that he would do that at some point, but we never planned when. And we also did not know that he would stand there and talk to themselves and dance. We just had since two cameras and have let it happen and that’s been our approach to an important part cinemascanner. “
We just had two cameras there and have let it happen and that’s become an important part of our approach
“Joker” is running in German cinemas since October 10 of 2019.