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Constellations. Mad max

Conterio, Martyn2019
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 Miller's directorial debut is a singular piece of action cinema, one which had a major cultural impact and spawned a movie icon in Max Rockatansky (played by Mel Gibson). This monograph will examine the film's considerable formal qualities in detail, including Miller's theory of cinema as "visual rock n roll" and his marriage of classical Hollywood editing and Soviet-style montage. George Miller is arguably the single most important filmmaker in Australia's history, bringing a commercial and artistic vision to the screen few of his compatriots have ever managed before or since. Taking in everything from the film's extremely controversial critical reception to its legacy today, via a string of sequels and the creation of an entire subgenre the post-apocalyptic actioner, the book is for film students and fans alike.
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Constellations. Mad max / Martyn Conterio.
Leighton Buzzard, [England] : Auteur, 2019.
97 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Leisure791.4372 MARAvailable
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