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(JOKER) Premiere created history at Venice Film Festival - 8 Minute Standing Ovation

(JOKER) Premiere created history at Venice Film Festival - 8 Minute Standing Ovation

The film will hit the theatres in October created a moment happening first time in history. The movie 'Joker" received an eight-minute standing ovation at the premiere of Joker at Venice Film Festival. The new movie is already sparking awards buzz, with Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera saying it is headed “straight to the Oscars”.

The much awaited film has received a lot of attention and in news ever since its trailer was released. There is no surprise that film has received an 8-minute long standing ovation at the premiere of Venice film festival as the film deserved it. But 8 minute is a first in history that any film got such a long-standing ovation.  The splendid reaction at the Venice Film Festival making it difficult for everyone to wait for this marvel to hit the screens.

The mad genius of the Clown starring Joaquin Phoenix is garnering so much love and praise because the way he is embracing a complex and an already famous character so beautifully is just awesome. It requires certain nuances of perfection which the actor has. 

Everyone is already claiming that Phoenix's version of Joker is possibly one of the darkest villains in DC history. When Joaquin Phoenix was asked about his role as Joker, he said, "I didn't refer to any past iteration of the character, it just felt like something that was our creation in some ways. 

Venice Film Festival - 

The 76th Venice International Film Festival was organised by La Biennale di Venezia, and happening at Venice Lido. It started on August 28th, 2019 and will go on till September 7th,2019. The Festival is officially recognised by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association). The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organises retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema. 

On 31st August, the premiere of “Joker” was held at the Venice Film Festival where it drew an eight-minute standing ovation. This was done for actor Joaquin Phoenix, director Todd Phillips and the gripping but harrowing origin story they’ve mapped out for Batman’s arch-villain.

Buzz in Venice for the movie joker had been growing steadily around the Warner Bros. movie, from the time of its unveiling last month as part of the lineup to the climax of the two press screenings and red-carpet premiere that happened on 31st August. Both press screenings were packed, with the second one also drawing loud applause at the end and cheers when Phoenix’s name appeared in the closing credits. After Venice, “Joker” heads to Toronto for another festival bow.

Reviews and critics of movie 

Every critic who has watched the film have been going gaga about it. One of the international film critiques wrote, “#JokerMovie is the type of film that defines an actor's career, type of role & character that comes once in a lifetime. Heath Ledger's #Joker redefined the character, but Phoenix cements it as one of the greatest, darkest villains in cinematic history. All hail Joaquin Phoenix!”

Phoenix’s performance as Arthur Fleck, a sad sack and mentally troubled man who transforms into an icon of violent nihilism, is generating awards talk. He said that,' previous essays of the role – such as Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning turn in “The Dark Knight” a decade ago – did not influence him. I didn’t refer to any past iteration of the character. It just felt like something that was our creation in some ways.”

Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera has stoked the awards buzz, saying that “Joker” is headed “straight to the Oscars.”

Variety film critic Owen Glieberman also praised the film, writing, “Joaquin Phoenix is astonishing as a mentally ill geek who becomes the killer-clown Joker in Todd Phillips’ neo-‘Taxi Driver’ knockout: the rare comic-book movie that expresses what’s happening in the real world.”

A review in Empire added: “As Arthur/Joker, Joaquin Phoenix is astonishing… having lost weight for the role, he looks thin, frail, hungry. Shadows carve out his exposed bones. His physicality is precise – the way he moves, shuffles, runs, sits, smokes, shrinks. His usual intensity is on full display and it’s captivating, even overwhelming in moments.”

IndieWire, meanwhile, described the film as “unquestionably the boldest reinvention of ‘superhero’ cinema since The Dark Knight” and The Guardian, which gave Joker five stars, called it a “gloriously daring and explosive film”.

The Independent’s reviewer Geoffrey Macnab described the film as “powerful and original” and said Phoenix plays the character “in a way that makes him seem both sympathetic and very creepy”.

Talk about movie 'Joker'

Joker, which is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed by Todd Phillips and co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver. The film, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. The film is part of the DC Comics universe but stands alone as an origin story and does not include any appearances by Batman or other caped crusaders. 

Seems like this is one unforgettable movie that is already chasing the Oscar buzz and is meeting the check list of that one meaningful movie we all want to watch in a fancy movie theatre. It will release in the U.S. on Oct. 4.

Storyline of movie "Joker''

The much-awaited DC venture is based on a story of a psycho thriller Joker starring

 Joaquin Phoenix as joker and  is making people go crazy over the mad genius in film festivals across the globe. The movie follows the story of a failed comedian named Arthur Fleck who ends up being on a rampant mad streak in Gotham city as he witnesses his own downfall. 

Film is  directed by Todd Phillips. Phoenix and Phillips were joined in the Sala Grande by Zazie Beetz, who also stars in the film as Phoenix’s character’s neighbor. Robert De Niro, who plays a talk-show host, did not make the trek to the Lido.

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