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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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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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Unsung Heroes: Margaret Sixel And 480 Hours of Mad Max: Fury Road Footage

Hats off to Margaret Sixel, the South African born editor of Mad Max: Fury Road. Up to that point, George Miller’s long-term editing partner (and also his wife) had never edited an action film before. And now she’s turned in the adrenalin main-lining film with surprising characterisation and depth, all told on the move in […]

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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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Apocalypse Wow: The Fury Road To Max Rockatansky’s Rebirth

Like its eponymous wandering haunted hero, hooked up intravenously to Warboy Nux, Mad Max:Fury Road has provided a shot in the arm and jolt to the gonads of action cinema. And not just action – the spectacle, verve, colour and pared down themes recalling and improving on so much of the 100 + years of […]

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Scoring The Chase: The Music Of Mad Max: Fury Road

One of the many amazing elements of Mad Max: Fury Road is the incredible score, a riot of “an insane rock opera” according to composer Junkie XL, AKA Tom Holkenborg. One that at times fuses with the immense drum / guitar rig that powers Immortan Joe’s Warboys on their chase after Max, Furiosa and the […]

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Scene Is Believing: Mad Max: Fury Road

In this clip from Mad Max: Fury Road, via The New York Times, director George Miller discusses the tensions between Tom Hardy’s Max and Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa. Max at this point is chained to Nicholas Hoult’s’s unconscious Warboy Nux, as a permanent “blood bank”. Max understandably wants freed; Furiosa feels Max will either hinder […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road – Review

There is a scene at the start of Fury Road that chimed with me all the way through the film and still now sticks in my craw. The raggedy, frail and dehydrated-to-the-point-of-death people of the Citadel wait with baited breath as Immortan Joe gives the signal for the War Boys to release gallon upon gallon […]

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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 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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