Joker is one of the biggest movie blockbusters in 2019, and is also the first R-rated film in history to surpass the $ 1 billion revenue mark. At the Oscars Awards 2020, Joker received 11 nominations and won the two best male categories for Joaquin Phoenix and Best Original Soundtrack for Hildur Guðnadóttir.
Since the premiere, Joker has always made fans scratch their heads about the ending of the movie, with dozens of utopian theories put forward. Some people believe that the entire script is actually only in the imagination of Arthur Fleck – a character who has inherently unstable nerves. Some people claim that this is the true origin of the crazy Clown, who inspired the new Joker – Batman’s rival later. The most troubling is the hypothesis that the film is a series of half-virtual and half-virtual events, evaluated based on each person’s perspective and feelings.
The 11:11 timeline appeared so many times in the Joker that fans thought time had stopped, because this was just Arthur Fleck’s imagination.
One of the most interesting details that the Reddit community has been constantly talking about over the years is: Nearly all of the footage has a watch in the movie, the time is always fixed at 11: 11 minute. Whether when Arthur went to a psychiatrist, or when he was taken to a psychiatric hospital in Arkham, the timeline did not change.
The only time the clock scored 10: 40 minutes was when Arthur sat in the dressing room at The Murray Franklin Studio. However, because of that, many netizens said that what happened right after that, when Joker shot and killed Murray on the live wave, happened at 11 o’clock.
And so, some people immediately commented that the details show that the entire Joker content is only Arthur’s imagination, when the timeline seems to stop. But is that enough to convince? Or is this really an easter egg with some other implications?
Is this interesting detail convincing that the entire movie is just a Joker dream?
Why is this hypothesis reasonable?
In addition to explaining the time line that has stopped, 11:11 has another meaning, appearing several centuries ago in the King James Bible, Chapter and Verse 11:11. In it wrote: “Therefore, Jehovah said: I will bring the devil to them, making them unable to escape. Although they will cry begging me, I will also ignore all ears”. This is also the purpose of the Joker: Revenge both the city and the people who mistreated him. If you’ve ever watched Jordan Peele’s blockbuster Us, you’ll also recognize that 11:11 has appeared with the same meaning in this movie.
In addition, 11:11 is also seen as the time when people pray, expressing their wishes, because this is when the universe began to listen to humanity. For a man who was cornered like Arthur, no money, no job, he brought many evil diseases, praying is probably the only way out. And all that happens in the movie, is the Joker’s wish to never come true.
Is the entire film essentially the unrequited prayer of Arthur Fleck?
Any other explanation for this unique detail?
According to user Drunken_Dominator shared on Reddit, 11:11, 11/11 is the time to start the festival – Carnival, according to the concept of the Germans as well as some areas in France. In the local language, it is called “Narrenzeit”, and is translated into “Time of the Joker” or “Time to fool around”. Coincidentally, Arthur Fleck’s stage name is also Carnival. So, this is probably the true meaning of the 11:11 mark.
However, when asked about this, director Todd Phillips explained in a very half-hearted manner, making the fans even more curious: “It was just a coincidence. Correct, right? I don’t know, probably coincidence. There are about 2 clock points at 11:11, or is there any other scene? … Interesting for me to remember”. Joaquin Phoenix, meanwhile, insists that the 11:11 mark has no special meaning to him personally, and whether the director intentionally included this into the film is unclear.
11:11 is actually a reference to the Carnival, but has nothing to do with time stopping.
For fans, it’s hard to believe that this is a coincidence, since 11:11 has appeared at least three times in the Joker. This is considered the most solid argument for the hypothesis that the whole story is only in the imagination of Arthur Fleck, although it is not enough to convince the whole audience around the world.
According to Reddit / Deffinition