Color by Numbers: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
The recent release of Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome edition raises the question: What is lost (or gained) when a film goes monochrome?
For the Mad Max: Fury Road - Black & Chrome Edition re-release, George Miller has, stunningly, sucked the color out of his 2015 blockbuster. The black-and-white palette lends a near-operatic gravitas to the desolate setting and explosive action that made it such a rare commercial and critical success, but you have to admit: The original film’s colors were pretty iconic. The sizzle of the orange sand against the teal sky? You almost never see such vibrant and saturated hues in a movie this gritty! As the debate over which is the better version rages, we’re taking a look back at the colors of Mad Max: Fury Road that just wouldn’t quit — until now.