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  • Joker has very specific cinematic inspirations. But how does it compare to those films? 1 / 9

  • Like Joker, Taxi Driver centers on a troubled man in a big city. 2 / 9

  • But while Travis does have a twisted sense of morality... 3 / 9

  • Arthur Fleck is largely without any heroic impluses. 4 / 9

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  • King of Comedy centers around a desperate comedian... 5 / 9

  • Who kidnaps a talk-show host to end up on television. 6 / 9

  • But he doesn't hurt anyone, unlike the murderous Joker. 7 / 9

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  • Joker's lack of an empathetic lead or any morality makes it much harsher in tone. 8 / 9

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