Are you looking for a monologue? Read and download Joaquin Phoenix‘s ‘Joker‘ screenplay.
Are you looking for a monologue? The full screenplay was written by Todd Phillips and Scott Silver for ‘Joker’ has been released to the public. Within the screenplay, there are amazing scenes that are amazing for screenwriters to learn from and actors to find a monologue.
‘Joker’ movie deleted scenes
There are also two scenes that never made it to the final cut of the movie. The two scenes address the fate of Sophie Dumond, Arthur Fleck’s neighbor, and love interest, who is played by Zazie Beetz.
In the movie, Sophie made her final appearance when Arthur broke into her apartment after she had put her daughter to sleep. It then cut Arthur leaving the apartment, never explaining what happened in the apartment. The screenplay now confirms Sophie did in fact lived, as Arthur did not kill her or her daughter. In one of the scenes on page 78 of the screenplay, Arthur leaves a note on her doorstep telling her to watch Murray Franklin’s show and on page 96, a deleted scene shows a horrified Sophie as she witnesses Arthur killing Murray on television.
When asked why he cut the scene, Phillips explained Sophie’s reaction would be contrary to the movie’s theme of only showing what was going on in Arthur’s head and his own perspective.
Another great scene for a monologue takes place when Arthur meets with his social worker.
Arthur Fleck: I heard this song on the radio the other day, and the guy was singing that his name was Carnival.
Social Worker: Arthur…
Arthur Fleck: Which is crazy, because that’s my clown name. At work, until a little while ago, it was like nobody ever saw me. Even I didn’t know if I really existed.
Social Worker: Arthur, I have some bad news for you.
Arthur Fleck: You don’t listen, do you? I don’t think you ever really listened to me. You just ask the same questions every week. “How’s your job? Are you having any negative thoughts?” All I have are negative thoughts. But you don’t listen. Anyway, I said, for my whole life, I didn’t know if I even really existed. But I do, and people are starting to notice.
For the full screenplay, click here.