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5/7/5 movie contest entry

A chapter in the book One Thousand Cranes

The Joker

by Gypsy Blue Rose

5-7-5 movie review Contest Winner 

in the dark hallways

of your mind where madness reigns

innocence whimpers 


Writing Prompt
Write a three-lined poem with 5-7-5 syllable count, where line one has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables and the last line has 5 syllables. The topic is a movie review of any movie.

5-7-5 movie review
Contest Winner



I watched the Joker yesterday and it was the best film I've seen in a long time. Joaquin Phoenix won the best actor award for his excellent portrayal of the Joker. I have read comic books and watched batman movies but I didn't know that The Joker, Arthur Fleck, suffered from chronic depression. He was terribly abused as a young child by his mother's boyfriends. He was found handcuffed to a radiator starving, bruised, and with head trauma. Arthur spent some time in a mental hospital. He was discharged, his doctor prescribed seven different medications that didn't work and attended therapy sessions. Due to social program cuts, he lost the therapy and the medication. The system had failed him and he rebelled against it. Not to say that people with mental problems should be excused of crimes but I felt sorry for Arthur and understood why he turned to crime. I think that is the way his character was written.

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as The Joker.

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