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1 minute ago, giddyup said:

No, it is very dark, all the copies (4) I've watched have been like that, it's how it was filmed.

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Joker was brutally irresponsible, glamorizing and glorifying a nasty, mentally ill maniac.  IMO

Nothing to do with the Batman or the DC comic series, who allowed producers to name this movie "Joker"?

 

This film's title should be Clown in NY or something. How are producers even allowed to claim movie is set in Gotham city? Oh yes, the small subplot where Bruce Wayne could be his father, but is not... lame

 

Joaquin loses a lot of weight, learns a maniacal laugh, and has a great make-up and wardrobe person.

So movie/Joaquin makes millions and will likely get an Oscar.

 

Joker, 43 years later is not anywhere near as good as Taxi Driver.  

Just shows how people's expectations have lowered. Again IMO,  🤑  

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Skallywag said:

Joker was brutally irresponsible, glamorizing and glorifying a nasty, mentally ill maniac.  IMO

Nothing to do with the Batman or the DC comic series, who allowed producers to name this movie "Joker"?

 

This film's title should be Clown in NY or something. How are producers even allowed to claim movie is set in Gotham city? Oh yes, the small subplot where Bruce Wayne could be his father, but is not... lame

 

Joaquin loses a lot of weight, learns a maniacal laugh, and has a great make-up and wardrobe person.

So movie/Joaquin makes millions and will likely get an Oscar.

 

Joker, 43 years later is not anywhere near as good as Taxi Driver.  

Just shows how people's expectations have lowered. Again IMO,  🤑  

 

 

You missed the point. Joker was a stand alone movie, refreshingly different than the usual Marvel CGI garbage, with real character development, not cardboard cutouts. Why would you compare it to Taxi Driver, which BTW, was very violent, with a nasty, mentally ill maniac as the lead.

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1 hour ago, giddyup said:

Why would you compare it to Taxi Driver, which BTW, was very violent, with a nasty, mentally ill maniac as the lead.

He is not alone with this opinion which includes my Tomato's comment. IMDB comments and several reviews feel the same.

 

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Taxi Driver

From the outset, Joker most noticeably resembles Taxi Driver. Phillips's film has a grainy, brown-red-yellow color palette. The characters feel trapped in their dingy and inhumane low-income apartments. The film takes place around a seedy pre-Giuliani-esque Times Square, and like Manhattan in Taxi Driver, Phillips's Gotham City is scum-infested and absolutely merciless. Fleck even hangs out in a working-class locker room full of other loners and Times Square-types. One of these men in Fleck's circle is played by Glenn Fleshler, and resembles the towering presence of the character Wizard in Taxi Driver. But, where Wizard provided the voice of reason in Taxi Driver, Fleshler's similar character is inexplicably malicious—and is brutally murdered in Joker. Wizard's speech in Taxi Driver is often pointed to as a strikingly human moment of the story—one that is iconic for outlining the moral soul that's possible within the fiction of the movie. But, in Joker's attempt to pay homage to this character type, the film misses the point. It's hard to say why Phillips chose to drain that character of his humanity. But it certainly makes Joker a chilling response to the already thoroughly upsetting world of Taxi Driver.

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12 minutes ago, maxpower said:

He is not alone with this opinion which includes my Tomato's comment. IMDB comments and several reviews feel the same.

 

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Taxi Driver

From the outset, Joker most noticeably resembles Taxi Driver. Phillips's film has a grainy, brown-red-yellow color palette. The characters feel trapped in their dingy and inhumane low-income apartments. The film takes place around a seedy pre-Giuliani-esque Times Square, and like Manhattan in Taxi Driver, Phillips's Gotham City is scum-infested and absolutely merciless. Fleck even hangs out in a working-class locker room full of other loners and Times Square-types. One of these men in Fleck's circle is played by Glenn Fleshler, and resembles the towering presence of the character Wizard in Taxi Driver. But, where Wizard provided the voice of reason in Taxi Driver, Fleshler's similar character is inexplicably malicious—and is brutally murdered in Joker. Wizard's speech in Taxi Driver is often pointed to as a strikingly human moment of the story—one that is iconic for outlining the moral soul that's possible within the fiction of the movie. But, in Joker's attempt to pay homage to this character type, the film misses the point. It's hard to say why Phillips chose to drain that character of his humanity. But it certainly makes Joker a chilling response to the already thoroughly upsetting world of Taxi Driver.

Never made the connection, and have seen Taxi Driver several times, but I was just pointing out that it was refreshing to have a change from the cookie cutter CGI comic book characters that seem to be the norm.

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Watching, or recently watched...

 

  • Penny Dreadful
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Borgias 
  • Watchmen
  • His Dark Materials

ps. thanks for the comments on joker v. Taxi driver; good stuff there

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Decided to watch a couple of older movies over two nights, mainly because I couldn't remember key parts of them or how they ended!

 

So I downloaded, "High Crimes" and "A Time to Kill" and was so pleased that I did because they were both very good movies in my opinion and were well worth watching again, one with a surprising ending which I didn't remember at all from the original viewing.

 

In addition I downloaded "Unfaithful" with Richard Gere and Diane Lane, and again that was enjoyable, but the ending got me thinking as to all things marriage and being unfaithful/having affairs etc, and of all the people I have known who have done that, but without any regard to the consequences.

 

Without going on too much, it was clear that the pain was almost unimaginable for one party and I for one would never be able to come to terms with the consequences if my girlfriend/wife/partner had been unfaithful – – that is I could never, never forgive them because once that trust is broken, it is broken and for me can never be fully rebuilt.

 

I had a wonderful Chinese/Kiwi partner for many years and she likened it to this: – imagine that you have a beautiful Ming Vase, one that you think the world of, and one day somebody knocked it over and it breaks. 

 

The vase is fixed and put back in place, but you can never look at it in the same way again, because you know that it's been broken and is not the pure thing that it once was, much the same as a relationship, in her view, and one which I agreed with.

 

Anyway enough of this rambling, but suffice it to say that all three movies were well worth the effort to watch again.

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OOPS....... whilst I'm on the thread, is anybody else having difficulty following the "War of the Worlds" from the BBC iPlayer?

 

Maybe I'm getting far too senile, however it has been jumping around from future to past to present and in no uncertain terms and I'm getting confused because I can't fully follow it.

 

As an example the heroine escapes from a building whilst her husband is being killed by a Martian, leaving behind a child in the building (or so it seems) and then some frames later she is with a child (maybe another one in the future) and seems to be searching for her husband, who we saw being killed by a Martian?

 

Thought about giving it another try, but think I'll give it a miss – – anyone else have any thoughts?

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I have had to remove another post containing a link to a website that shares/streams pirated material.

 

Another reminder from the Forum Rules:

 

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The Expanse is set to return on Amazon Prime.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Will27 said:

When I watch a movie, on most occasions, I just want to be entertained.

 

I don't really care about colours, comparisons with other movies, etc etc.

I'll leave that up to the critics.

 

I really enjoyed Joker.

 

We all have different tastes and opinions.

 

I also enjoyed the movie but a question was raised about how it can be compared to Taxi Driver, nothing to do with personal likes or dislikes. Capiche.

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24 minutes ago, maxpower said:

I also enjoyed the movie but a question was raised about how it can be compared to Taxi Driver, nothing to do with personal likes or dislikes. Capiche.

The question was "why" not how.

 

Like I said, I don't care.

I either like it or I don't.

 

Capiche?

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16 minutes ago, Will27 said:

The question was "why" not how.

 

Like I said, I don't care.

I either like it or I don't.

 

Capiche?

Pleased I hit your button. 

 

Go on split another hair.

 

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