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For questions about the 2019 movie 'Joker', about how comedian Arthur Fleck becomes Batman's enemy The Joker.

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What was the deal with the news stories about rats in “Joker”?

In the first hour of the film Joker (2019) there are several references to an infestation of rats in the city. It's mentioned on news broadcasts several times, even being dubbed "super rats" at one ...
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The final scene in Joker

Most interpretations I've found online, including a few on this site, seem to believe that the events of Joker are all imagined, and the only "real" scene is the final scene, with Joker in Arkham ...
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Why did Randall say that Arthur/Joker tried to buy a gun from him?

In the new Joker movie there are a lot of things that are explained (or can be explained as metal illness) but why Randal did say that Arthur tried to buy a gun from him? It is in the scene where ...
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Was Joker just a big dream Arthur was having?

So I noticed something while watching the movie and later saw online that a few people noticed it too. During multiple instances in the movie, the wall clock shows the same time. Around 11:11. ...
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Is it possible that Arthur Fleck is not the real Joker? [duplicate]

Joker traces the origin story of Arthur Fleck, a troubled man (mentally, financially, and in several other ways) who goes into a downward spiral and emerges as a maniacal killer. My question: is ...
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Is Arthur's dance a medical condition?

In Joker we can often see Arthur dancing (or doing some sort of approximation of a "clown dance"), but on a few occasions, this dance looks very forced and unnatural: his whole body is tense while his ...
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How does the Joker (2019) fit into the established Batman timeline?

In the new Joker movie the Joker is about 45 years old (based on appearance and Joaquin Phoenix's real age). In one scene in the movie it is shown how Thomas and Martha Wayne die. So, given that ...
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Does Joker kill this character in the end?

In the 2019 movie Joker, during the last scene when Joker is talking to his shrink he starts laughing and the shrink asks him "What's so funny?" to which Joker replies "You wouldn't understand". ...
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Why Arthur manages to fire eight bullets

In the movie Joker, when killing three white collars in a subway, Arthur fires eight rounds out of his 38 revolver that holds five or six bullets without reloading. I doubt it is a mistake, why does ...
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Is the way Thomas Wayne is portrayed in the “Joker (2019)” based on any comic reference?

For this question, let's take the theory aside that … In the "Joker (2019)" Thomas Wayne is portrayed as a successful business man, who And at the end of the movie … I early DC/ Batman movies ...
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Why didn't the machine beep when Joker killed this person?

In the movie Joker, when Joker goes to the hospital and Why didn't the machine have that long beep that happens in other movies, when the person's heart stops beating? Also, why didn't no one come ...
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What gives Arthur the idea that his life is not a tragedy, but a comedy?

Joker is a beautiful movie that shows the progressive derangement of Arthur Fleck, who turns into one of DC's favorite villains: the Joker. Joker is about how a regular guy, Fleck, transitions into ...
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Who was telling the truth about Arthur-Penny-Thomas? Penny or Thomas?

In the movie Joker (2019), we see Penny claiming Arthur to be Thomas' son. We have Thomas refuting these claims as well. We later learn that Penny was in an abusive relation and that she suffered ...
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What were the things Arthur was delusional about?

Towards the ending of Joker, we realise that Arthur was delusional about certain things that took place in the movie, or that it was all in Arthur's head. One such thing is his romance with Sophie. ...
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How did Arthur reach this fate at the end of the movie?

In the last scenes of Joker, Arthur a.k.a. "The Joker" is being taken to jail in a police car, after he killed a host on live TV. Then some people wearing clown masks crash the police car and free the ...
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Is Arthur's mother evil?

I've recently seen "Joker" and I didn't really understand Arthur's mother's character. In the first part of the movie, she is an old lady who loves Arthur. But later, it is revealed that she was ...
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Are Arthur and Bruce related?

In the movie Joker, they show that Thomas Wayne and Arthur's mom had an affair and they hid the truth by faking the birth certificate and other related documents, because he was a powerful man. That's ...
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Is Arthur's first meeting with Murray an imagination?

In this movie, Joker, Arthur is in the audience during a live show hosted by Murray and Arthur is eventually invited onto the stage by Murray; Murray ends up hugging Arthur and call Arthur his son. ...