Joker Does Arthur killed this important figure This is what the filmmakers

“Joker”: Does Arthur killed this important figure? This is what the filmmakers

Many aspects of “Joker” can be understood in several ways, and is not clearly elucidated. This also applies to the possible death of an important figure: Did Arthur his neighbor Sophie (Zazie Beetz) So killed?

Warning, the following text contains spoilers for “Joker”!

Warning, the following text contains spoilers for “Joker”!

Are Batman and the Joker brothers? Which scenes in “Joker” are not real and which ones? The whole plot of the film originated in the end only the imagination of an imprisoned in Arkham offender? And Arthur killed (Joaquin Phoenix) in a crucial scene in the film Sophie Dumond (Zazie Beetz)?

In the first three questions above, it will probably never be a definitive and authoritative answer. Director Todd Phillips even stressed that he deliberately wanted to pretend no “official” interpretation of the film. But when asked whether Arthur has murdered his neighbor, there are surprisingly very well answer the filmmaker.

Arthur did not kill Sophie

In an interview with Slash film “Joker” cameraman Lawrence Sher spoke namely about how you could distinguish between fantasy and reality in the film. Here Sher stated that for Arthur, the “relationship” with Sophie only be a fantasy or reverie.

Arthur so all the time is about consciously, is that Sophie really is not with him, but the viewer is deceived. And this deception is then disclosed in a short assembly after a troubled and triefnasser Arthur gains access to Sophie’s apartment and there sits down on the sofa Recent Entertainment.

Arthur is therefore the whole time aware that Sophie is not really with him

When his neighbor comes in and is visibly shocked by the unexpected visitor, it is clear that all the supposedly scenes with Arthur and Sophie were just imagination. But then fantastic Arthur from Sophie’s apartment, be informed without their destiny (and her daughter).

“Some people have asked me: she was killed ‘But [director Todd Phillips] makes it clear that she was not killed,” said Sher against SlashFILM. “Arthur only kills people who do it somehow wrong and that Sophie has never done.”

“Arthur only kills people who do it somehow wrong and that Sophie has never done.”

End of discussion?

At the same Sher stressed in conversation with colleagues but also in the introduction: “We wanted the interpretation between what is real and what is not real, make it part of the spectator experience.” And finally, he reiterated once again that he would find it good that people are talking about it and draw their own conclusions.

So as always, just because the filmmakers specify a particular interpretation, that is not the ultimate truth. It is fair to disagree and also understand a scene very different from what it had planned the makers.

Just because the filmmakers specify a particular interpretation, that is not the ultimate truth

“Joker” is running in German cinemas since October 10 of 2019.

“Joker” is running in German cinemas since October 10 of 2019.
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