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Watch: Badass Raw Footage from 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Without VFX

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September 12, 2016
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Mad Max: Fury Road Without VFX

This is SO badass. I'm pretty sure I've seen this before (perhaps one of the special features on iTunes), but there's nothing wrong with sharing it and watching it all over again. An awesome behind-the-scenes video from George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road is making its way around the internet, mostly because it's still amazing (more than a year after release) to see how they actually shot so much of this film realistically, with big rigs and crazy vehicles and huge explosions. This proves that George Miller is a helluva director and probably was the one who really deserved to win the Best Director Oscar for last year. Even though the final version of Fury Road includes tons of VFX work, this video shows that so much of it was done practically. Even the the guys swinging on the giant poles, even the big crashes, even the wacky guitar player. Have fun.

Here's the behind-the-scenes video from George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, on YouTube (via io9):

If you don't already own Fury Road, you can grab it on Blu-ray or on iTunes - with more special features.

Mad Max: Fury Road is a reboot of the adventure franchise that began with Mad Max in 1979, starring Mel Gibson. George Miller, the director of the original film and its sequel, is back behind the camera, working from a script he co-wrote with first-time writer Nick Lathouris. Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max (Tom Hardy) a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. Meanwhile, Furiosa (Charlize Theron) is a woman of action who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough and more star in the film. Warner Bros first released Fury Road on May 15th last summer. It was my #1 movie of 2015, and has already been considered one of the best movies of this century so far. Yep.

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  • Charles Oosterhouse
    Why the eff is this randomly being shown on every movie site ever? This video came out over a year ago, and it was posted then. Why is it being posted as if its some brand new thing?
    • I don't think it's being posted as something "new", and I even say in the post we've seen it before. The internet likes to regurgitate and repost stuff all the time. I see old memes and gifs from months ago pop-up like they're new every single day. I think the reason this one is going around again is because it's so awesome, and it's always fun to watch. I even saw someone (I think it was Patton Oswalt, maybe?) comment on it about how cinema is not dead because of people like George Miller making movies like this.
      • Tester
        Thanks for posting this Alex, I never saw it before.
    • Bl00dwerK
      Somebody needs a nap.
      • Charles Oosterhouse
        Glad you could contribute.
      • Charles Oosterhouse
        Yeah, this just happened to be the fourth time I read it in the past two days. You guys were actually pretty chill with it compared to most of the other places passing it around.
    • Josh W
      First time Iv seen it. YOU having an issue with this being posted is clearly a personal problem.
      • Charles Oosterhouse
        Yeah, that's why I posted under my name and didn't claim to be the voice of the internet.
        • Josh W
          What does posting under your name have anything to do with what I said?
    • InNolanWeTrust
      New to me
    • that's how rumor works.
  • Hadn't seen that before, pretty banjos. :-)
  • Absolutely mental! The amount of work that went into this...oh man. Too bad the movie still didn't do anything for me.
    • ragethorn
      Go see a doctor?
    • You probably are not a fan of post apocalyptic universes. And that's fair. I love movies set in a post apocalyptic universe.
    • InNolanWeTrust
      Interesting...this has been one of those rare movies that seems to have been liked by my friends and family that can never agree on anything. I can understand people not loving it but it seems so hard to dislike it. I figured you'd like it for the music alone.
  • Even without vfx, this looks awesome. I can see it in its rough form without any problem. It's 1000,000 times better than anything Michael Bay has or will make.
  • grimjob
    So good. Think I need to watch this again soon. It's a damn shame this type of filmmaking seems to be going out of style.
  • Higgens
    Fucking Master piece.
    • Indeed.
      • Bo
        For sure. I've worked on big movies like this, although with not even close to the number of stunts as this one. One cannot even imagine how difficult it is to do these things. To set them up from beginning to end. Then to mount all the multiple cameras, get the angles and coverage you want and need, then have all the participants and especially the drivers actually pull it off when action is called for. It takes an unbelievable amount of time and effort and patience. It's horrible...lol...but when you get it...when you pull it off and can move on to the next one there's all the satisfaction in the world. I wouldn't do all that kind of work again for all the tea in China...lol...and you're right, Alex. Miller did deserve to win the Oscar. This kind of thing is near impossible to pull off successfully, let alone with the magnificence Miller managed.
        • Snev De la Fontaine
          What also stood out to me while watching this is - even when all goes according to plan as you mentioned - how difficult it must be to string the narrative thread through this spectacle such that the events unfold clearly and seamlessly throughout (rather than just getting something an incoherent music-clip of an action sequence and its characters).
          • Bo
            Well said and an excellent observation. Yet, Miller did it. Did it with the Road Warrior too. Cheers!
  • DAVIDPD
    Such sweaty palms SUCH SWEATY PALMS.

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