May 18, 2015

'Mad Max: Fury Road' PSA from Toecutter: 'Turn Off Your Cell Phone & Shut Your Face'

If you're going to see (or have already seen) the insanity that is Mad Mad: Fury Road at any time this weekend or in the future, Hugh Keays-Byrne, who plays Immortan Joe in the film (and Toecutter in the original Mad Max), has a message for you:

There honestly aren't many opportunities to check your phone during Fury Road, but if you see the film at the Alamo Drafthouse, the PSA above is playing before the movie. They've had a bunch of funny ones, and we've shared a few of them here.

If you missed our previous post about Mad Max, here is some incredible BTS footage showing a few of the bonkers stunts they pulled off:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wc58__rEFQ

And of course, here's a trailer if you have no idea what's going on and you've been away from the internet or a television for the last month:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEJnMQG9ev8

If you've seen the film, what did you think of it?     

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What did I think of Mad Max? Great, if all you want is pure action.

I came away from the movie, pleased.. but my brain still wanted to THINK about something, and MM: Fury Road gave me little to think about.

I like to think about my movies, just a little bit. I know, you all want continuous smash-cuts of stunts and fighting, but forgive me for wanting a little bit more Story and Character.

A great movie, for people who don't enjoy thinking, that's what I Think.

May 18, 2015 at 9:25AM

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First time post here on NFS - would encourage you all to listen to the wisdom of the films cinematographer John Seale at the link here - https://vimeo.com/127381179 - His old-school approach is refreshing and he is clearly not bothered so much with cameras/lenses/lighting (even seems to admit at the end he wasnt even sure what resolution they shot in!) but reiterates the importance of telling a good story through composition/movement - its two hours but well worth it!

May 18, 2015 at 10:22AM

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I did get the sense that whoever shot and whoever edited that behind-the-scenes knew what a filmmaker might like to see. Often the point of a shot seemed to be to show off a technique or something that might be interesting from a creative or logistical point of view.

Never suspected that arm was green screen; thought it was prosthetic. But I guess the green screen option is smarter, instead of having Charlize somehow fold up her arm the entire time -- depending, that is, on how much of a pain it was to work with for the guys at Iloura to work with in post. In principle, it seems like you "just" key it out, track motion, then adjust lighting and so forth, but I guess nothing about VFX is "just"...

May 18, 2015 at 8:34PM, Edited May 18, 9:10PM

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Adrian Tan
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Ha ha. Love the Alamo. Here's the Don't Talk trailer I shot with Danny Trejo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8Ej3RGmD_k

May 19, 2015 at 2:25PM

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Michael Morlan
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This is a very good to

https://vimeo.com/127381179

May 22, 2015 at 2:02AM

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Scott cooper
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