Film Courage: How much time did you have with actor Joaquin Phoenix before principal photography on JOKER?
Lawrence Sher, ASC: As a cameraman (a cinematographer) you don’t necessarily spend that much time. It depends on the movie of course. But it depends also on the director and how much rehearsing they do and if you have a director that does a ton of rehearsing, you may spend more time prior to the movie starting working with those actors and understanding a little bit of them and certainly filmmakers like Sydney Lumet and other guys who literally will rehearse the whole movie with all of the actors. Todd [Phillips] is not one of those guys. Joaquin I think is not necessarily one of those big rehearsal guys. He is a classic gamer in sports metaphor. When it happens he wants it to be…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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