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Metal Damage, Brain Damage: Mad Max and the New Wave

Martyn Conterio

in Mad Max

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325864
eISBN:
9781800342453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325864.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the history of Australian film production in order to examine how George Miller came to make his first film and how a resurgent Australian film industry helped Mad Max (1979) into ... More


Mad Max

Martyn Conterio

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325864
eISBN:
9781800342453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325864.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mad Max (1979) is a freak picture. Too classy and well-crafted to be lumped in with low-budget Ozploitation titles, yet completely unlike other films made during the 1970s Australian New Wave, George ... More


Conclusion

Martyn Conterio

in Mad Max

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325864
eISBN:
9781800342453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325864.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter argues that Mad Max is a benchmark in Australia's cinema, even if initially the film might have been overshadowed by The Road Warrior (1982), and its influence best embodies ... More


Framing Empire: Postcolonial Adaptations of Victorian Literature in Hollywood

Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474429948
eISBN:
9781474453561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429948.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines postcolonial filmmakers adapting Victorian literature in Hollywood to contend with both the legacy of British imperialism and the influence of globalized media entities. Since ... More


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