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David Fincher claims Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ is a ‘betrayal of the mentally ill’

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David Fincher claims Joaquin Phoenix’s 'Joker' is a ‘betrayal of the mentally ill’

Filmmaker David Fincher has come ahead to present his candid tackle Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and its full “betrayal of the mentally ill.”

The director shared his candid ideas with the Telegraph throughout one among his most up-to-date interviews and was even quoted throwing shade on the sub-par high quality of Joker.

He defined, “Nobody would have thought they had a shot at a giant hit with Joker had The Dark Knight not been as massive as it was.”

During the course of his interview the filmmaker additionally weighed each Robert De Niro and Phoenix’s Joker collectively, including how, “I don’t think ­anyone would have looked at that material and thought, Yeah, let’s take [Taxi Driver’s] Travis Bickle and [The King of Comedy’s] Rupert Pupkin and conflate them, then trap him in a betrayal of the mentally ill, and trot it out for a billion dollars.”

He concluded by stating the studio’s general ideas concerning their future and claimed, “The general view afterwards among the studio types was, ‘Our careers are over.’ The fact we got that film made in 1999 is still, to my mind, a miracle.”

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