Everyone’s making analyses of Joker, so I guess I have to also! Here’s 80 minutes of a deep dive into Joker and the first few pages of Baudrillard’s Carnival and Cannibal. It’s just the beginning, but I already get into the themes of whiteness, childhood and intergenerational trauma, world history, and aesthetics. Whew! More to come, sometime, but until then this insomniac recording will have to tide you over.
Note: I edited this to make to make it louder, but I don’t know how to remove the distortion so this is as loud as it can comfortably go. Hope you can hear it. I will be going over all of this again in the time to come