Director George Miller released arguably one of the best films of the decade a few months back. Mad Max: Fury Road is a cinema masterpiece that truly encapsulates the Sci-Fi post-apocalyptic wasteland filmscape. Miller’s wishful directors cut would be to have the film without dialogue and be in black and white. Miller gave this quote to Edgar Wright during an interview earlier this year:
One thing I’ve noticed is that the default position for everyone is to de-saturate post-apocalyptic movies. 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.
The person responsible for this wonderful edit goes by the name witnessme01 (@gmail.com) and managed to color correct and ditch the dialogue. Watch Black & Chrome before it gets removed by Warner Brothers and see what George Miller had originally intended. Witness left these words:
“George Miller has said that the best version of his film is in black and white, with no dialogue. BLACK & CHROME is an attempt to realize Miller’s alternate vision. The cinematography, the editing, the sound design, and the score, are now represented in a completely new experience.
I do not own the rights to this video. All rights belong to its rightful owner/owners. No copyright infringement intended. This is merely an exercise and study of the art of filmmaking.”
Witness has since made a post explaining his gratitude to all who watched.
“Thank you for liking, sharing, and watching BLACK & CHROME. This is it for now. Your response has truly shown what the joy of movies is about. Hopefully, the right person(s) will have WITNESSED this and we can look forward to an official version of Mad Max: Fury Road in black and white. The film has lived, and has died, but can it live again?”