Ridley Scott Didn't Like The Way JOKER "Celebrated Violence" But Was Blown Away By Joaquin Phoenix

Todd Phillips' Joker, which currently stands at 69% on Rotten Tomatoes, was not a hit film, despite positive reviews for Hildur Guðnadóttir's

eerie score and Joaquin Phoenix's Academy Award-winning performance as Arthur Fleck. 

 Much of the backlash was directed towards the idea that Fleck's violent acts were somehow glorified in the film.

This is clearly debatable (many would contend that it accomplishes the exact opposite),

but this was Ridley Scott's beef with the movie, which he discussed while on stage at Deadline's Contenders London event over the weekend,

 discussing the hiring of Phoenix as Napoleon in his next biopic.Scott was persuaded to cast Phoenix as Napoleon by his outstanding performance as the legendary Batman villain,

 even though he didn't like the Joker's purported "celebration" of violence. "I was completely astounded."

A movie like this would typically be shot in 110 days. Eight cameras are eight times faster,

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