Today I finally watched Mad Max : Fury Road, and although I’m sure that this movie wasn’t for everyone I was enthralled for the entire 2 hours! With some over the top violence, sparse and mumbled dialogue from time to time and a plot that may have been thin here and there you may wonder what I have to rave about here.
Well, I watched the Black and Chrome Edition (seek it out on your favorite streaming service for purchase or pick up a disk for archival purposes). This was the version that George Miller (director) prefers himself. The oversaturated oranges and blues were to differentiate it from other post-apocalyptic movies and WOW audiences. It did just that with a great box office record to show for it.
I have always had a thing for B/W imagery and movies, probably stemming from my days in the darkroom back in the day. It’s timeless, it’s classic, it doesn’t reflect whatever crazy hues were in style right now but gone next season. I’ll show you an example here of one of my puppies…
This image is straight out of camera (SOOC) unedited and it’s fine. Fine is nice (I should’ve mowed the lawn before maybe), but we want exemplary, we want AWESOME! Don’t get me wrong, Frejya IS awesome but this image was just fine.
There, that’s better… A little more contrast, a little more OOOMMPPFF! I should totally hang this on the wall!
For another amazing B/W movie take a minute and seek out Pi (directed by Darren Aronofsky), shot in B/W using a high contrast reversal film process!
For a peek at what inspired this post take a look at the video below… (let me know what you thought in the comments!!)