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Mattias Frey discusses the appeal of Joker in Wired

7 November 2019

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Mattias Frey, Professor of Film, Media and Culture, and the Head of Film and Media, was interviewed by Wired UK on Saturday 2 November 2019

Wired covers contemporary science, technology and culture. It is the sister site of the UK-based bimonthly magazine of the same name.

The article concerns the film Joker (dir. Todd Phillips, 2019), starring Joaquin Phoenix as the eponymous anti-hero from the Batman franchise. The film is currently on release in cinemas across the UK. The article explores how the film has inspired mass anti-government movements across the globe with divergent followings.

'In some ways, it opens itself up to interpretation,' explains Mattias in the article. 'It’s almost like a blank screen where you can project your own preoccupations.'

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