According to director George Miller, the best version of Mad Max: Fury Road is the black and white version. Unfortunately, as he said, “people reserve that for art films now.” Miller was optimistic Warner Bros. would release his ideal cut in theaters, but a theatrical run for the Mad Max: Fury Road black-and-white version never happened. We will get to one day see Miller’s preferred cut, and possibly later this year with a brand new box set.
Below, learn more about the Mad Max: Fury Road black-and-white version and a double-dip actually worth purchasing.
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In all its shiny and chrome glory, Mad Max: Fury Road continues to solidify itself not just as one of the best films of the year, but one of the best films of the decade. Unlike with most blockbusters nowadays, director George Miller knew how to use visual effects in a way that enhanced his story instead of being the thing they relied upon for spectacle.
A bunch of practical action combined with seamless photographic trickery and computer generated effects resulted in some of the most exciting filmmaking the big screen has seen lately. Now a Mad Max Fury Road visual effects breakdown shows some of the manipulation that helped bring this feature length chase to life. What’s really cool is that it shows the footage before any color correction was done to accentuate the vibrant orange and blue hues. Read More »
For any DC Comics fan out there who has been desperate to see Justice League on the big screen for awhile now, you probably know that Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller tried to get the superhero ensemble off the ground years ago. The film would have featured Armie Hammer as Batman, Common as Green Lantern, and Adam Brody as the Flash, and a documentary will soon reveal more about it. Sadly, the project stalled because of the Writer’s Guild strike at the time, and it never recovered.
However, a new tip seems to indicate that George Miller may get a chance at helping bring Justice League to theaters after all. Plus, find out what kind of box office numbers we can expect from the opening weekend for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and whether or not it’ll be the success that Warner Bros. Pictures hopes that it will be. Read More »
This weekend brings the telecast for the 88th Academy Awards, and we’ll see who takes home Hollywood’s biggest prize. But before that, maybe you’d like to see some of the nominees chat for two and a half hours about their nominated work. Earlier this month, the Directors Guild of America rounded up the 2016 DGA nominees for an extensive chat, and it’s fascinating.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Ridley Scott, George Miller, Tom McCarthy, and Adam McKay all sit down to talk about ther respective careers, filmmaking advice, production on each of their nominated films and more. Watch the 2016 DGA Nominees panel below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
George Miller is a fascinating man.
Decades before directing one of the best movies of 2015 and earning an Oscar nomination for his efforts, he was a doctor working in Sydney, Australia who practically stumbled into filmmaking with the original Mad Max. Between now and then, he’s written, produced and directed mainstream successes and cult favorites alike, experimenting in various mediums and never settling on a single genre. And in a new interview, he opens up about his life and career in a big way, talking about Mad Max: Fury Road and Babe and his canceled Justice League movie and his relationship with Stanley Kubrick and so much more.
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Will George Miller make another Mad Max sequel? What will it be called? When will it happen? This Mad Max story has nothing to do with all of that hoopla. Instead, we’re talking about the black-and-white version of Mad Max: Fury Road we didn’t see on last year’s Blu-Ray release for our favorite film of 2015.
After the jump, Miller gives an update on the Mad Max: Fury Road black-and-white Blu-ray release.
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Posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Let’s just cut to the chase: the internet can be a big, stupid echo chamber where the wrong information travels like like flames through a dry forest. Or, in this case, like flames across a Warboy convoy soaked in precious guzzoline. Director George Miller has been talking about a making a fifth film in his iconic post-apocalyptic action franchise since before Mad Max: Fury Road came out. And when everyone realized that Fury Road was nothing short of a masterpiece, he started chatting about potential sequels in every single interview.
So there was something fishy about him suddenly saying that he was done making Mad Max movies. And now we know the reason for that particular odor: he was misquoted.
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Mad Max: Fury Road was not an easy movie to make. Very few movies are, but last year’s sequel had an especially bumpy ride to the big screen. Developed for over a decade and originally shot in 2012, director George Miller spent a lot of his time working on Fury Road, so it’s understandable he wouldn’t want to make another Mad Max film. Read Miller’s comments on the Mad Max sequel after the jump.
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The Golden Globes have come and gone, but we’re still in the full swing of awards season. Last week brought the nominations for the Writers Guild Awards, the BAFTAs across the pond, and the Producers Guild Awards. Now it’s the Directors Guild of America Awards chiming in with their annual nominees, and while fans of Mad Max: Fury Road will be happy, those who enjoyed Carol will not. Hit the jump for the full list of 2016 DGA Awards nominees. Read More »