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From Arthur Fleck to Joker: the soundtrack and its determining role in the construction of the character of Arthur Fleck in Joker (2019)

Grant number: 20/06698-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2021
Effective date (End): February 28, 2022
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Music
Principal Investigator:Eduardo Vicente
Grantee:Lívia Pegoraro Silva
Home Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This work proposes to examine the influence on the soundtrack in the perceived construction of character depth in the character of Arthur Fleck, from the film Joker (2019)By means of musical and semiotic analysis of the scenes on what concerns the narrative and psychological-emotional aspects of the elements that constitute a soundtrack, the work looks to build a possible relationship between the soundtrack of the film, composed by Hildur Guðnadóttir, and the development of the psychological profile of the film's main protagonist.