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Mad Max
George Miller Australia, 1979
The innovations of Mad Max have been so thoroughly ripped off that it’s easy to insufficiently appreciate the freshness of its grim, primitive futurism. Not the first post-apocalyptic movie, George Miller’s debut nonetheless stands out for the plausibility of its bleak vision.
May 27, 2015
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A future of endless horizontal sprawls and hopped-up gearheads is the perfect fit for the keen novice director, his camera hurtles from one asphalt jockey to another to capture the slapstick of crisscrossing vehicles.
May 18, 2015
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Just as in Violence in the Cinema Part 1, Miller sculpts a dystopian vision of the space between body and machine where both are ceaselessly meshed together, the space only ruptured when the machine turns the body into its hapless prey.
November 28, 2014
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Often hailed as one of the chief cinematic exports of the “Ozploitation” era, Mad Max should be noted more as a miracle of economic filmmaking than as a narrative landmark of Australian cinema. Budgeted somewhere slightly north of $300,000, Mad Max is exciting, fleet-footed, and beautifully, ominously shot by then first-time cinematographer David Eggby.
October 14, 2010
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There are many wonderful ‘shots’ in Mad Max, which still stands as one of the most beautifully lensed, edited and composed Australian films of all time. I’ll let other people articulate what those are in my florid words than me, but my own personal favourite is the unveiling of ‘the Engine’: "She’s the last of the V8s, she sucks nitro, phase 4 head.
February 02, 2009
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Mad Max (1980), the great George Miller’s taut, low-budget car/motorcycle/futuristic film depicts a pissed-off cop (Mel Gibson in his star-making role) seeking vengeance for the murder of his wife and kid at the hands of outlaw bikers. The restless camera and stunt work is above and beyond the film’s B-movie potential. Serious invention was at work.
June 22, 2007
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It’s uniquely powerful in its meshing of this socio-cultural imaginary with the intricate, textual mechanics of modern action cinema. Too often reduced to its bare, supposedly mythic structure by its fans, the film is most fully realised on the smallest, material level of image/sound relations. As Alain Garel wisely argued . . . in 1985, its nearly abstract, kinetic thrust is certainly more historically important, in retrospect, than its more conventional, dramaturgical side.
January 01, 1992
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George Miller was able in the first Mad Max to do what no American director since Sam Peckinpah had been able successfully to bring off: a non-elegiac Western that was not a mournful statement (pace The Grey Fox) about the decline of the West. And to do it, Miller went back to the beginning, to the most basic Western of all, the primal revenge parable.
July 12, 1985
The film’s imagery is wild and its editing pace frenetic, though unlike its better-known sequel The Road Warrior it takes some time out for character development, giving the violent action a semblance of motivation. Miller’s work has been compared to Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns, but where the Leone films are about amorality, the Mad Max movies are purely and simply amoral—some of the most determinedly formalist filmmaking this side of Michael Snow.
June 01, 1980
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