CHUD.com Community › Forums › THE MAIN SEWER › Focused Film Discussion › MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015) Post-Release Discussion
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015) Post-Release Discussion - Page 49

post #2401 of 2495
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartleby_Scriven View Post
 

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

 

oh no

 

I wouldn't enjoy her videos if that was all she was.  I think she makes good content.

 

As I said.  Just an observation of her onscreen persona.  And I would never want her to tone down what makes her her.  If it actually bugged me that much, I would just choose to not watch her videos.

post #2402 of 2495

Good. Let us fuck.

post #2403 of 2495
Thread Starter 

get away from me

 

don't touch me

post #2404 of 2495

Fine. Get to fuck.

post #2405 of 2495
Thread Starter 

better

 

 

I choooooose...

 

MICHAEL

 

(yeah I see you in here, Michael!)

post #2406 of 2495

I am everywhere and nowhere.

post #2407 of 2495

post #2408 of 2495
Or alternatively:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Agentsands77 View Post

Movies aren't bad.

They're just not time-effective. I read your plot synopsis in 1/100th of the time it would take me to watch the movie.
post #2409 of 2495
Quote:
Originally Posted by Curiosity Cosby View Post

Or alternatively:
A video essay and a movie are very rarely comparable experiences.

I do like video essays that legitimately try to offer a true audio-visual experience that is more than just a pundit talking between or over movie clips.

There is an epic series of video essays on VERTIGO by Kevin B. Lee that is extraordinary.
post #2410 of 2495
Quote:
Originally Posted by Agentsands77 View Post

A video essay and a movie are very rarely comparable experiences.

I do like video essays that legitimately try to offer a true audio-visual experience that is more than just a pundit talking between or over movie clips.

There is an epic series of video essays on VERTIGO by Kevin B. Lee that is extraordinary.

Fair point.

And to be honest, as much as I enjoy most of Ellis's material, I could do with less of her "um ... yeah ... so" delivery.
post #2411 of 2495
Thread Starter 

you can have THESE instead!!!

 

post #2412 of 2495

The top guy looks like he just smelt the bottom guy's fart. 

post #2413 of 2495
Nothing says "compelling analysis" like looking like you lost your train of thought.
post #2414 of 2495
IT'S WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT!
post #2415 of 2495
Thread Starter 

the metrics prove it!!!

post #2416 of 2495

So, tonight I'm seeing the Black & Chrome edition in theaters.

 

Next week I'm attending a special screening with Q&A with Tom Holkenborg about his score.

 

Good week to be a Mad Max fan. :)

post #2417 of 2495

Steven Soderbergh on Fury Road -  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/steven-soderbergh-refining-his-logan-lucky-experiment-quieting-ego-1056505 

 

Quote:
The ability to stage well is a skill and a talent that I value above almost everything else. And I say that because there are people who do it better than I’ll ever be able to do it after 40 years of active study. I just watched Mad Max: Fury Road again last week, and I tell you I couldn’t direct 30 seconds of that. I’d put a gun in my mouth. I don’t understand how [George Miller] does that, I really don’t, and it’s my job to understand it. I don’t understand two things: I don’t understand how they’re not still shooting that film and I don’t understand how hundreds of people aren’t dead.

I could almost see that's kind of possible until the polecat sequence, and then I give up. We are talking about the ability in three dimensions to break a sequence into a series of shots in which no matter how fast you're cutting you know where you are geographically. And each one is a real shot where a lot of things had to go right. I'm going to keep trying; I'm not going to keep trying in the sense that I'm going to volunteer to direct the next Mad Max movie. I'm going to keep trying in the sense that when I have sequences that demand a certain level of sophistication in terms of their visual staging, I'm going to try and watch the people who do it really well and see if I can climb inside their heads enough to think like that.

But he's off the chart. I guarantee that the handful of people who are even in range of that, when they saw Fury Road, had blood squirting out of their eyes. The thing with George Miller, it's not just that, he does everything really well. The scripts are great, the performances are great, the ideas are great. He's exceptional. I met him once for about 30 seconds at the Directors Guild Awards in Los Angeles the year of Fury Road. But you don't want to say that stuff to somebody's face; it's embarrassing.

post #2418 of 2495

HE'S NOT WRONG

 

such a glorious film. I am due for a re-watch. saw it 4 times in the theater and still wanted to go back for more.

post #2419 of 2495

Huh.  Great quote by Soderbergh.

 

When you think of all the films we almost had from Miller, and then studio meddling or random occurrences denied us them, it's pretty heart-breaking.  Only maybe Gilliam outdoes him in that respect.  I can think of 3 or 4 major projects that never came to fruition.  

post #2420 of 2495
It's been too long for me since I watched it last.

I'll have to put some time aside to enjoy another viewing!
post #2421 of 2495
Thread Starter 

it's funny that Soderbergh's quote above is a response to the question "You never storyboard?" 

 

to which his answer is NO... before he continues to praise Miller to high heaven for his ability to stage Fury Road... a film that was HEAVILY storyboarded instead of having a traditional screenplay...

post #2422 of 2495

Soderbergh likes it fast and loose.

 

I was on set with him this summer and watched him try to get by with absolutely nothing. I mean, he had less lights and equipment than a typical student film. That's just the way he chooses to be creative. He'd probably never have the patience to plan something so elaborate like Fury Road. 

post #2423 of 2495
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carnotaur3 View Post
 

Soderbergh likes it fast and loose.

 

I was on set with him this summer and watched him try to get by with absolutely nothing. I mean, he had less lights and equipment than a typical student film. That's just the way he chooses to be creative. He'd probably never have the patience to plan something so elaborate like Fury Road. 

 

 

 

Didn't Soderbergh champion digital cameras, including camcorders/DSLR back in the day? He seems like a guy who wants to cut to the chase on a technical level.  

post #2424 of 2495
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overlord View Post
 

 

.... fewer.

 

Didn't Soderbergh champion digital cameras, including camcorders/DSLR back in the day? He seems like a guy who wants to cut to the chase on a technical level.  

 

He was shooting on an iPhone.

post #2425 of 2495
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carnotaur3 View Post
 

 

He was shooting on an iPhone.

 

No, no, he was watching movies on an iPhone, the way David Lynch would want it. 

post #2426 of 2495

Lynch said that?

post #2427 of 2495
Thread Starter 
hahaha
post #2428 of 2495

My work here on CHUD is done for the day.  I am very satisfied with my efforts.  

post #2429 of 2495

The ability to previsualize complex action sequences that keep geography while also adding new non-repetitive information while simultaneously avoiding confusion but keeping a kinetic sense of harmonious flow in every shot like the ones in Fury Road is a talent very few directors are capable of.  Michael Bay with his chaos cinema bullshit is not one of them.  It's certainly a dying breed and I feel like once some of these filmmakers die, it'll be gone forever.  Miller, Spielberg, Zemeckis, Jackson, Cameron, Fincher, Villeneuve, Scorsese, and Soderbergh (he's short changing himself) are about the only ones with that innate ability.  I'm also comfortable putting Rian Johnson in there.  Probably Aronofsky.  Probably Tarantino.  Some of the latter guys are a little too formal.

post #2430 of 2495

Tarantino sums up my exact feelings about this movie before it came out:

 

post #2431 of 2495

Almost time for my annual FURY ROAD viewing.

 

Can't wait.

post #2432 of 2495

I just watched it last night.

 

I really can't believe how goddamn great the movie is.

post #2433 of 2495
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zhukov View Post
 

Almost time for my annual FURY ROAD viewing.

 

Can't wait.

Knocked mine out a couple of days ago.

 

I've seen this thing a dozen times now, and it's still incredible.

post #2434 of 2495

I think I'm up to 7 or 8 times. Yeah, it never fails to floor me.

post #2435 of 2495
I just realised the last time I saw this Bush was the frontrunner for President.
post #2436 of 2495
I rarely see a movie more than once at the theater. I saw Fury Road five times on the big screen. I kind of wish I had gone a sixth time.
post #2437 of 2495

I'm sorry but Miller should have gotten Best Director for this in 2015. It's even clearer to me now than it was then. Not to take anything away from Birdman (well, except its Oscar) or Iñárritu, but this movie is not just a masterpiece of cinema but it's something no other director could have made. I forget which well-known director said it (possibly Tarantino?) but nobody makes movies like this anymore because nobody can make movies like this anymore. When you look at all of the moving parts involved in this movie and how Miller orchestrated them, whilst camped in a desert, there's no doubt he's a bonafide genius when it comes to movie-making.

post #2438 of 2495
Thread Starter 

I don't think anyone here needs you to say sorry for feeling this way, Saxon!

post #2439 of 2495

I demand an apology for reminding me of Birdman!

 

post #2440 of 2495
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrSaxon 
 

I'm sorry but Miller should have gotten Best Director for this in 2015. 

 

Wasn't this the general consensus?  [BAH.  IT WAS REVENANT FROM INARRITU THAT YEAR.  WHICH I HONESTLY FELL ASLEEP DURING]

 

Fury Road/Miller losing is up there with L.A. Confidential losing to Titanic and Pulp Fiction losing to Forrest Gump (I fucking hate that film) for worst Best Picture decisions in my lifetime. 

 

At least Goodfellas lost to a decent film (Dances with Wolves).  


Edited by Overlord - 1/2/18 at 2:46pm
post #2441 of 2495
I thought everyone hated Dances with Wolves? At least on the movie related internet.
post #2442 of 2495
Quote:
Originally Posted by Munson View Post

I thought everyone hated Dances with Wolves? At least on the movie related internet.

 

I mean, it wasn't Best Picture material, but it seemed decent enough.  It's a hard film to imagine someone either really loving or really hating.   

 

really hate Forrest Gump.  And Titanic shouldn't have won for [INSERT SEVERAL DOZEN SERIOUS SCRIPT ISSUES].  Crash winning was also an awful decision, but the film I would have picked wasn't even nominated, so whatever.  

post #2443 of 2495
I thought it was cast out as "white saviour" garbage. Guess movies are like boxes of chocolates, you never know what opinion you will get!
post #2444 of 2495
Miller lost to Inarritu's The Revenant.
post #2445 of 2495
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overlord View Post
 

 

It's a hard film to imagine someone either really loving or really hating.  

I was ten years old when Dances With Wolves came out. At ten years old, it was my favorite movie.

 

Just because I feel like sharing my shitty taste as a young dude: two years later, Far and Away came out and that became my favorite movie (solely because of the unbelievable beauty of Nicole Kidman).

 

Then 1993 happened, and my love for movies was born. I should check and see if there's a thread dedicated to the movie that had the biggest influence on us...

post #2446 of 2495
The Revenant and Birdman both drown in Innaritu's fussy ponderousness, although I prefer The Revenant (I reallllly hate Birdman). Innaritu strains so hard for greatness, at the expense of every movie he makes. Fury Road is just as much of a directorial vision as Innaritu's stuff, with just as much on its mind, and it's staggeringly entertaining. 
post #2447 of 2495
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc Phibes View Post

Miller lost to Inarritu's The Revenant.

 

Ah, Birdman was 2014, wasn't it? Much like Mangy, I'm more fond of the latter movie, but I still believe Miller was the better director of the two. 

post #2448 of 2495
Quote:

Originally Posted by wd40 View Post

 

Just because I feel like sharing my shitty taste as a young dude: two years later, Far and Away came out and that became my favorite movie (solely because of the unbelievable beauty of Nicole Kidman).

 

post #2449 of 2495
There are worse reasons.
post #2450 of 2495
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post

I'm sorry but Miller should have gotten Best Director for this in 2015. It's even clearer to me now than it was then. Not to take anything away from Birdman (well, except its Oscar) or Iñárritu, but this movie is not just a masterpiece of cinema but it's something no other director could have made. I forget which well-known director said it (possibly Tarantino?) but nobody makes movies like this anymore because nobody can make movies like this anymore.

Steven Soderbergh I believe said something along the lines of if he had directed Fury Road he'd still be shooting with dozens of fatalities
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Focused Film Discussion
CHUD.com Community › Forums › THE MAIN SEWER › Focused Film Discussion › MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015) Post-Release Discussion