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It’s an explosive look at the film in all the right ways, and it shows that series director George Miller, who’s back on board for Fury Road, still knows exactly what fans want to see out of its apocalyptic world.
The film, which Miller calls “almost a continuous chase,” extends the story of the first Mad Max film, but it’s not necessarily within the canon of the rest of the series. “Of course it’s based on the same character that they’ll play, the lone warrior in the wasteland disengaged from the rest of the world,” he said in a press conference. “But naturally Tom brings his Tom Hardy-ness to it, and the story is different to some degree. The character is different to some degree.” Hardy’s Max will be joined by Charlize Theron, playing a warrior known as Furiosa.
Miller said that his post-apocalyptic film will deal with some of the same issues as its older counterparts. “In many ways we’re sort of doomed to repeat the whole history,” he said.The Road Warrior, to some extent, was inspired by the oil crisis of 1973, when an embargo by oil-producing Arab countries led to shortages and rationing. “People effectively went to war for oil,” he said. “We arguably have been fighting oil wars ever since. Now, in some places in the world, there are water wars.” (via)
“ There are all kinds of silences and each of them means a different thing. ”
I found out from HULK VS JAMES BOND that they actually got Johnny Cash to record a theme song for Thunderball, and it’s FREAKIN AWESOME. But then they scrapped it and went for a much less cool version by Tom Jones. I guess they didn’t think Johnny Cash’s style was, uh, suave enough for James Bond?
But seriously, listen to this! They shudder at the fury of the mighty Thunderball (Thunderballlll!)
I wonder how fresh this all smells.
Ireland, via landscaaapes
The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.
These are some fun fucking facts
We go forward.