Watch a Full Version of Mad Max: Fury Road as a Silent Black-and-White Movie

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 10:23AM
Mad Max: Fury Road
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 10:23AM
Watch a Full Version of Mad Max: Fury Road as a Silent Black-and-White Movie
George Miller has stated that the "best version" of Mad Max: Fury Road is in black-and-white, and now, thanks to the bloggers Black and Chrome, we have a full version of Mad Max in stunning grayscale:



Miller claimed that he had an official alternate cut that was in black and white and was completely dialogue-free, which would be included on the Blu-ray. It looks like the version won't be included in the special features, so the internet did their best to give fans Miller's favorite version, in full grayscale and accompanied only by the score.

Opening quote
"One thing I've noticed is that the default position for everyone is to de-saturate post-apocalyptic movies," Miller said in May. "There's only two ways to go, make them black and white - the best version of this movie is black and white, but people reserve that for art movies now. The other version is to really go all-out on the color. The usual teal and orange thing? That's all the colors we had to work with. The desert's orange and the sky is teal, and we either could de-saturate it, or crank it up, to differentiate the movie. Plus, it can get really tiring watching this dull, de-saturated color, unless you go all the way out and make it black and white."
Closing quote


The grayscale version is beautiful in its own way, but the visuals were such a huge part of Mad Max's success, it's difficult to say whether it would have been as well-received if Miller had had his way. For better and for worse, the film's main strength was its sheer exuberance, which may not have come through quite as much in a silent, black-and-white version. 

Via Indiewire.
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