Joker has very specific cinematic inspirations. But how does it compare to those films?
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Like Joker, Taxi Driver centers on a troubled man in a big city.
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But while Travis does have a twisted sense of morality...
3 / 9
Arthur Fleck is largely without any heroic impluses.
4 / 9
King of Comedy centers around a desperate comedian...
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Who kidnaps a talk-show host to end up on television.
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But he doesn't hurt anyone, unlike the murderous Joker.
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Joker's lack of an empathetic lead or any morality makes it much harsher in tone.
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