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post #2351 of 2430

That's pretty remarkable footage. I wonder how many poor lizards died while they tried to get something like that.  

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That's pretty remarkable footage. I wonder how many poor lizards died while they tried to get something like that.  

It was worth it.
post #2353 of 2430
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so cool to get to see the movie again in a perfect theatrical presentation!

the b&w version is really cool in that it gives the whole film a feeling of sinister malevolence throughout as opposed to the cuckoo lunacy of the original color. somehow, it makes the sped up footage throughout feel even faster than I remember in color

it feels like the loudest silent german film of all time

two of my friends said that they prefer the film like this. I wouldn't go that far, but I'm very happy that we can have both.
post #2354 of 2430
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I'm very happy that we can have both.

 

No no you must choose and rank them. It is mandatory!

post #2355 of 2430

Ordered this on VOD and watched it. Pretty eye-popping, and if you love the movie, it's well worth seeing . . . once.

However, I don't think I'll be double-dipping and buying the Blu-Ray coming out. It's a fun experiment, and more work went into it than just pressing the Desaturate button, but the original is the greatest example of the teal/orange look there is.

post #2356 of 2430
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I hear THIS is actually Miller's preferred version of his film:

 

post #2357 of 2430

You know you've made it when someone in China plagiarises your work. 

 

10/10 explosion effects. 

post #2358 of 2430

Between this and that Indonesian Mr Bean movie, I'm getting sick of asians stealing all of our stuff and trying make it their own.

 

* Goes back to buying tickets for Ghost In The Shell *

post #2359 of 2430
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Between this and that Indonesian Mr Bean movie

 

Whaaaaaaaa?!

post #2360 of 2430
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Whaaaaaaaa?!

 

Yup.

post #2361 of 2430
Am currently playing the Mad Max game since it was super cheap from the big XB1 digital Black Friday sale currently going. Its cool fighting and doing race n' chases with the War Boys and Buzzards. And its neat dealing with people from Gastown and the Bullet Farm. The big bad is another son of Immortan Joe made up just for the game. Its pretty good so far, and pretty hard, driving home the fact that surviving in the wastes is not easy. Food, water, ammo, and feul are always scarce.

Its just that, Max himself is not modeled after Tom Hardy nor Mel Gibson. He looks like the second actor to play Spartacus in the STARZ series, and sounds like generic Aussie tough guy. So it breaks my immersion a bit anytime he speaks or is focused on during the cutscenes. More like the generic road warrior you can usually make in the Fallout games with the leather armor thats obviously an homage to Max. Oh well. Its not so bad when you get the option to give him long hair and a bushy beard, mountain man style.
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Yup.

 

But what's Catwoman doing in a fake Mr. Bean movie?

post #2363 of 2430

She's adaptable. 

post #2364 of 2430

Chinese "parody" Mad Sheila.

 

Witness.  WITNESS IT!

 

post #2365 of 2430
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YOU'LL PAY FOR THIS!!!

 

 

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I hear THIS is actually Miller's preferred version of his film:

 

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Oh, sorry.
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Oh, sorry.

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post #2368 of 2430

How about, more like,

 

 

 

Peace, brotha.  Peace.

post #2369 of 2430

Got drunk and watched the midnight airing of this on HBO the other night.

 

Somehow it was even better than I remembered.

post #2370 of 2430
This just in: watching Fury Road while drunk makes it even better.

What a masterpiece
post #2371 of 2430

I sometimes get a little jealous when people say they watched the original Star Wars trilogy on the big screen during the initial releases. Really glad that I was able to do that with this movie. I feel that, in the years to come, I'll be able to tell my children "Max and Furiosa, this is the movie I named you after despite mummy's objections, and I got to see it on the big screen when it was released."

 

Hopefully I'm not dooming Max to a pre-determined life of mental health issues.

post #2372 of 2430

First name Mad, middle name Max.

post #2373 of 2430

I almost never see movies multiple times in the theater any more.

 

But the first time I saw Fury Road, I knew I had witnessed something special. I knew I had to see it as many times in the theaters as I could. It deserved that. And I wanted to engrave that theater experience of it in my memory.

 

So I saw it four times on its initial run.

 

It is, indubitably, a big-screen masterpiece.

post #2374 of 2430
Same here, 4 times in the theater, 3 times in 3D (till the local cineplex stopped doing 3D screenings). Multiple theatrical viewings are rare for me too, and 3D even more so. But I couldn't help myself.
post #2375 of 2430

The Black And Chrome Edition

 

post #2376 of 2430

I love you George Miller, I really do, but no thanks.

post #2377 of 2430

Might be nice to watch a version without all the orange and teal!

post #2378 of 2430

The film works as an ode to silent filmmaking, so I can sort of see the appeal, but it really doesn't seem like something I'm willing to sit through in that version.  Modern black and white should be reserved for no budget mumblecore films.

post #2379 of 2430

It's also a tonal thing. Apart from how vibrant and amazing the colours make everything look, it's such a modern film that the black and white feels like an anachronism. With something like The Mist it at least adds to claustrophobic throwback vibe of the film. Almost anything Darabont has done could work in black and white.

post #2380 of 2430

I don't know how much they adjusted contrast wise but it's an interesting experience just for the different things that catch the eye.  The colour is almost overpowering, on purpose really, in the original.  In black and white it's not punching you with the glare as much.  It's more even, for want of a better explanation.  Some of that effect is probably true of anything watched in black and white.  This is such a bright and intricate film visually there's some extra there I think.

Not essential or anything but interesting.

post #2381 of 2430

I love how they tactfully call it "black and chrome" instead of black and white.  Can't put off those modern consumers who distain anything made before they were born.

post #2382 of 2430

Not that I'd want to watch this version, for reasons Evi laid out relating to the gorgeous colors, but the "chrome" is a wink wink from the movie itself.

 

So shiny, so chrome.

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But the first time I saw Fury Road, I knew I had witnessed something special.

I walked out of my first viewing a little ambivalent. I don't know if it was expecting something else or just being overwhelmed by the whole thing, but I didn't feel the euphoric rush everyone else was. I decided to see it again to figure out if it was me or the movie, and that second time, EVERYTHING clicked. Saw it four more times after that in the theater.
post #2384 of 2430

Look, a video essay!

 

post #2385 of 2430
I honestly hadn't picked up on the air bubble thing before. Thanks Lindsay!
post #2386 of 2430
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I honestly hadn't picked up on the air bubble thing before. Thanks Lindsay!

Me neither. And it's such a very subtle audio clue that perhaps the narrator was grasping or made a connection that wasn't really there.
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Why are people talking about the black & chrome version like it's a new thing now?  It's already come and gone.

 

Is it because of the news that LOGAN will have a B&W version?

 

 

I saw the black & chrome version of the movie in a nice theater!  It's cool!  I really liked it as a complementary tonal alternative to the original color version. Some things worked great.  Some didn't (relative to knowing what colors things were originally)..

 

For me, it overall shifted the tone of the film from something gonzo nutty to something more malevolent and dire.  I thought that was a cool thing to see.

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Not that I'd want to watch this version, for reasons Evi laid out relating to the gorgeous colors, but the "chrome" is a wink wink from the movie itself.

So shiny, so chrome.

You would know wouldn't you?

*gives bart a raised Maui people's eye... brow*
post #2389 of 2430
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Me neither. And it's such a very subtle audio clue that perhaps the narrator was grasping or made a connection that wasn't really there.
Please explain what you're talking about so I don't have to watch the video
post #2390 of 2430

In Fury Road when Max wakes up in the sand, right before he meets Furiosa, he appears to be in pain and pulls the blood line out of his shoulder. This is intercut with quick flashes of lava and bubbles in a red liquid. I always knew Max was in pain, but Lindsay in the video says the sound design helps you know it's an air bubble that's hurting him. And this is a setup for later in the movie when he's giving Furiosa his blood, and stabs her in the side to let the air out.

 

Setup, payoff.

 

Now let's spend three pages talking about how I'm wrong and Lindsay is wrong and video essays are bad even though movies are a visual medium and it's natural to analyze them visually.

post #2391 of 2430
Video essays aren't bad.

They're just not time-effective. I read your post in 1/100th of the time it would take me to watch the video essay.
post #2392 of 2430

But Lindsay is cool.

post #2393 of 2430
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Please explain what you're talking about so I don't have to watch the video

it's about how the movie uses its sound mix/design to highlight the sensation of an air bubble in the bluud tube causing Max a lot of discomfort

 

the sound is muffled (a combination of a heartbeat and a lowpass filter) in a way that ideally makes you feel the pain and discomfort Max is feeling...

 

and when he takes the bluud tube out, the sound relaxes and allows the higher frequencies back in to make things feel normal for Max (and the audience) again.  

 

 

The video is suggesting that this use of audio is a wordless way of setting up the moment towards the end of the film when Max stabs Furiosa's side ("I'm so sorry...") to relieve the air blockage collapsing her lung and finally allows her to breathe again.

 

And she observes... "It's almost as if the director was once an ER doctor or something!"

 

 

I think it's a good reading of a subtle detail... but in that final moment, I wasn't really thinking of any air bubble setup.

 

I was thinking about the ending of THREE KINGS, where Mark Wahlberg has to have a tube stabbed into his lungs in order for him to be able to relieve the air pressure building in them.

 

WARNER BROS MOVIES!  COMMUNICATING WITH EACH OTHER ACROSS DECADES!!!

post #2394 of 2430
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But Lindsay is cool.

 

You know that thing I was talking about in how contemporary films have characters talk in modern ways?

 

Cutesy-snarky-awwwwwkwaaaard...

 

"mmmm.... yeaaaahhhhhh... I'm gonna go stand... over THERE... now.... yeeaaaaah..."

 

 

I hear that a lot in Lindsay's onscreen persona.  Just an observation.  

 

THE VOICE OF A GENERATION.

post #2395 of 2430
Goddamn it.
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Goddamn it.

explain!

post #2398 of 2430

That was actually a pretty good video essay. Well done, Bart, you beautiful man.

 

NOW FEED ME MOAR GOOD VIDEO ESSAYS

post #2399 of 2430
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explain!

Maybe you weren't insulting Lindsay. But it kind of felt like you were chalking her up to just an ironic millennial.

post #2400 of 2430

Video on deck to watch.

 

No interest in Black and Chrome Fury Road. That trailer above just stresses for me how the film was shot for color and bright, vivid color at that. Some shots are neat but the film is what it is in no small part thanks to the color palette. 

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