Why 'Mad Max: Fury Road Black & Chrome' Is Vital to 'Metal Gear' Creator

Iconic 'Metal Gear' video game designer Hideo Kojima shares thoughts on George Miller's special edition

'Mad Max' director George Miller has said he prefers the 'Black & Chrome Edition' of his movie. Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Hideo Kojima – the 53-year-old creative force behind the cinematic Metal Gear series, and noted film-buff – is still not able to talk about Death Stranding, his forthcoming Sony-funded PlayStation exclusive, but he is eager to share what moves him artistically. We spoke with him recently about his biggest influences and passions, and he asked us if we'd be open to him sharing his observations directly in a monthly series of short essays. 

Last month he shared his love of Damien Chazelle's La La Land, and this month his attention turns to the Black & Chrome edition of George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road.

"For me, what director George Miller has done has condensed 120 years of movie history into one film: Mad Max: Fury Road Black & Chrome," he says.

"Dialogue is kept to a bare minimum (like the old silent movies), while the story – and the camera – is intentionally focused on a continuous stream of action and motion. This style of storytelling takes the early fundamentals of cinema – those foundational, direct-to-brain experiences – and then brings them to life using the latest technology. It's no surprise then that the Black & Chrome version loses none of its allure, but instead seems to shine ever brighter."

You can read the full essay on Glixel.