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Archive Interview: George Miller on Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

  Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is a curio in the Mad Max canon – with a softening of the violence, a tribe of kids akin to The Lost Boys, and a Tina Turner power ballad. In October 1985 Anne Billson interviewed director George Miller for Time out (he actually shared the load with George Ogilvie, […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road – We Don’t (?) Need Another Tribute

It’s been a week. Still thinking about how amazing Mad Max: Fury Road is? You’re not alone. Dedicated maniacs, including massive movie geek and funnyman Patton Oswalt have been putting their own tributes together, and we’ve compiled a few for you below, including Patton’s “deleted scene” where he played Immortan Joe’s “stand-up comedian”… Here’s a […]

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Mad Mann: Fury Road – Steven Spielberg’s Duel

Duel, was Steven Spielberg’s 1971 television – movie calling card to the big leagues. It works not just as a primal gas guzzling thriller of implacable threat, between the little guy and an uncaring force that literally wants to squeeze him out of the frame. It’s also a study of both paranoia and modern male […]

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Maximum Force: Mad Max

In 1971 George Miller was a doctor in residence at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. While working in the emergency ward, Miller witnessed the aftermath of many car related injuries. This wasn’t the first time he was exposed to such horrors. Growing up in rural Queensland, Miller also witnessed many car accidents, and had also […]

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In Defence Of (Quality) CGI

Time and money. These two criteria, in a nutshell, determine that what you see on screen looks photo-real, and what doesn’t. So, before you wail on “CGI is ruining movies”, have a look at the spirited defence below. Quite often, a LOT of what you’re seeing on screen, even in realistic dramas and comedies, not […]

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Mad Max: Center Framed

Here’s a great video essay by Vashi Nedomansky on how the editing of Mad Max: Fury Road so successfully and clearly conveyed the action on screen..in the centre of the frame. The video covers the same scene that George Miller talked over for the New York Times, but this time it’s DoP John Seale ASC […]

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Mad Max Beyond Gift Shop: The Outback Museum

Adrian Bennett’s world is fire. And blood. Not content with visiting the Australian outback locations of his beloved Mad Max films, when he discovered to his surprise there was nothing there to pay homage to the iconic films (the second one in particular being his favourite) the crazy lug then made it his mission in […]

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