‘Joker’ Originally Had A Very Different Bathroom Scene

/Film | 10/14/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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Right around the time Joker hit theaters, star Joaquin Phoenix revealed that the movie had some “radical changes” to the script that took place throughout production. Now, thanks to director Todd Phillips, we have an idea of how the Joker bathroom scene in particular was changed significantly from the original script. In fact, this change made the scene infinitely better, because the original scene in question was a lot more ham-fisted than what ended up in theaters.

Screenplayed posted the scene on Twitter along with commentary from Todd Phillips and the original script with it:

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Todd Phillips explains that the original script had Arthur panicking as he came into the bathroom, hiding the gun he just used to commit his first murders, and starting at himself in the mirror, asking himself, “What have I done?” Pretty hokey stuff, if you ask me.

Thankfully, Phillips and Phoenix talked about this scene before they were ready to shoot and agreed that this didn’t feel like something Arthur would do. After an hour of playing around and trying to come up with something that made sense, Phillips had the idea to play a piece of composer Hildur Guðnadóttir‘s...
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