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Martyn Conterio

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781911325864

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781911325864.001.0001

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Beyond Anarchie Road

Beyond Anarchie Road

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(p.77) Chapter Four: Beyond Anarchie Road
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Mad Max
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Martyn Conterio

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325864.003.0005

This chapter explores the sequels to George Miller's Mad Max (1979): Mad Max 2 (1981), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). It also looks at the influence of Mad Max. Mad Max's cultural credentials are evident in the array of films, television shows, music videos, and art installations it influenced, or on works which make direct reference to it. The chapter then studies the video essay Terror Nullius (2018), which was commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. This playful video essay uses footage from Mad Max to satirise Mel Gibson and denounce his misogynistic, racist rants. The chapter also considers the relationship between Mad Max and The Rover (2014). The Mad Max comparisons largely stem from the fact that The Rover is also set in the future and is situated around a great shift in the country's fortunes. And, as with Mad Max, the future is stripped down and desolate, hinting at rather than showing social decay.

Keywords:   George Miller, Mad Max, Mad Max 2, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Mad Max: Fury Road, Terror Nullius, The Rover, Mel Gibson

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