JOKER Cinematographer On Why People Love The Movie by Lawrence Sher, ASC

Film Courage: When was the first time you saw the film [JOKER movie] in its entirety with a large audience and what was your reaction to their reaction?

Lawrence Sher, ASC, Cinematographer: I saw it early on in a cut and gave Todd [Phillips] some notes and then I don’t think I saw it for another two months while Todd took those notes and all of the rest of the notes from all of the times and just really fined-tuned the movie.

It was a screening for Warner Brothers for their worldwide distribution. I thought it was a screening they were going to have for just a couple of people. Todd was like Do you want to see the movie? It’s basically in its cut where I think it’s nearly final cut, if not close. And I said Yes, sure. When I went I didn’t realize it was going to be like 400 people here and not a test audience but actually the Warner Brothers distribution arm of like…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

   

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