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The film's tale of a community of settlers who moved to defend themselves against a roving band of marauders follows an archetypical " Western " frontier movie motif, as does Max's role as a hardened man who rediscovers his humanity when he decides to help the settlers. Mad Max 2 was released on 24 Decemberand received a wide critical acclaim. Observers praised the visuals and Gibson's role. Noteworthy elements of the film also include cinematographer Dean Semler 's widescreen photography of Australia's vast desert landscapes, the sparing use of dialogue, costume designer Norma Moriceau 's punk mohawkedleather bondage gear -wearing bikers, its fast-paced, tightly edited battle and chase scenes, and Brian May's musical score.
The film's post-apocalyptic and punk aesthetics popularised the genre in film and fiction writing. It was also a box office success, Muralhas Da Solidão - Various - Sucessos Nota 10 the highest-grossing Australian film worldwide. Mad Max 2 became a cult filmwith fan clubs and "road warrior"-themed activities continuing into the 21st century, and is now widely considered to be one of the greatest action movies ever madeas well as one of the greatest sequels ever made.
Haunted by the death of his family, former policeman Max Rockatansky now roams the desert wilderness of a post-apocalyptic Australia in a scarred, black, supercharged V-8 Pursuit Special. Scavenging for food and petrol, Max's only companions are an Australian Cattle Dog and a sawn-off shotgun with scarce ammunition.
After driving off a gang led by the unhinged biker warrior Wez, and taking petrol from one of their wrecked vehicles, Max finds a nearby gyrocopter and decides to collect its fuel. The gyrocopter is boobytrapped, but Max overpowers the pilot hiding nearby, sparing his life El Cuchifritero - Rey Roig Y Su Orquesta - Por La Maceta being told of a small oil refinery nearby in the wasteland.
However, upon arriving, Max finds the compound under siege by the Marauders, a motley gang of racers and motorcyclists of which Wez is a member. The Marauders' leader, a large disfigured man called "Lord Humungus", has his gang swarm the complex daily, believing that the compound contains some kind of petrol reserves or even a Time To Fall - Radio Birdman - Living Eyes refinery.
Biding his time, Max makes his move when a group of settlers attempt to break out of the compound to find a means to take the fuel tank out of the complex. With the others captured and subjected to torture, rape and death, Max rescues the remaining survivor and offers to get him back to the complex in return for a tank of petrol. The man dies shortly from his wound after Max returns him, and the settlers' leader Papagallo reneges on the deal.
The settlers are on the verge of killing Max when the Marauders return and, despite the death of Wez's partner by the metal boomerang of a feral child living within the complex, Humungus offers the settlers safe passage from the territory in exchange for the fuel supply.
Max offers another deal to Papagallo: he will procure a semi-truck for the settlers to haul their tanker if they give Max his freedom and as much fuel as he can carry. The settlers accept, but keep his car until he returns. That night, Max sneaks out on foot with the Feral Kid's help.
He again encounters the Gyro Captain and forces him to help make the journey to the truck, a Mack semi which Max discovered after his initial encounter with Wez. With aerial support, Max drives the semi through the Marauders' encampment into the compound with a livid Humungus reinitiating the siege.
Though the settlers want Max to escape with them to a beach, Max opts to collect his petrol and leave. However, while attempting to break through the siege, Max is seriously wounded and his car wrecked after being run off the road by Wez in Lord Humungus's nitrous oxide-equipped car. One of the Marauders kills Max's dog with a crossbow before Toady's attempt to siphon the fuel from the Pursuit Special's tanks triggers the car's self-destruct, which kills both Marauders during the explosion.
Max is left for dead, but the Gyro Captain rescues him and flies him back to the compound. Despite his injuries, Max insists on driving the repaired and now armored truck with the fuel tanker. He leaves the compound, accompanied by the Feral Kid with Papagallo and several of the settlers in armored vehicles to provide protection.
Lord Humungus and most of his warriors pursue the tanker, leaving the remaining settlers free to flee the compound in a ramshackle caravan, rigging the compound to explode. After Pain And Triumph - Brian May / Various - Mad Max / The Road Warrior / Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (V and the defenders are killed during the chase, and the Gyro Captain shot down, Max and the Feral Kid find themselves alone against the Marauders as Wez boards the truck to kill the two of them.
However, the semi's head-on collision with Humungus' car kills both him and Wez as the out-of-control truck rolls off the road while the surviving Marauders leave. As the injured Max carries the Feral Kid from the wrecked tanker, Die Flippers - Hab Ich Dich Verloren sees not oil, but sand, leaking from the tank, revealing it to be a decoy which allowed the other settlers I Love You - Bob Brookmeyer - Back Again escape with the fuel in oil drums hidden inside their vehicles.
With Papagallo dead, the Gyro Captain succeeds him as their chief and leads the settlers to the coast, where they establish Starburst - Les 3 - The Zoo-Escape "Great Northern Tribe".
The Feral Kid as an adult and the Northern Tribe's new leader is revealed as the film's narrator, reminiscing about the Road Warrior, who departed for parts unknown, and now lives on only in legend. Following the release of Mad Maxdirector George Miller received a number of offers from Hollywood, including one to direct First Blood. After working with writer Terry Hayes on the novelization of Mad MaxMiller and Hayes teamed up to write Roxanne in Los Angeles but the script was ultimately shelved.
Miller says that he was greatly influenced by the films of Akira Kurosawa. Principal photography took place over the course of twelve weeks in the winter of near Broken Hill. The original cut of the film was more bloody and violent, but it was cut down heavily by Australian censors. Entire scenes and sequences were deleted completely or edited to receive an "M" rating. When it was submitted to the MPAA in the United States, two additional scenes Wez pulling an arrow out of his arm and a close-up shot of him pulling a boomerang out of his dead boyfriend's head were shortened.
Although there is a version of the film that includes the scenes trimmed down for the MPAA, no version without previous cuts exists.
The musical score for Mad Max 2 was composed and conducted by Australian composer Brian Maywho had previously composed the music for the first film. When Mad Max was released in in the United States, it did not receive a proper release from its distributor, American International Pictures.
AIP was in the final stages of a change of ownership after being bought by Filmways, Inc. AIP's problems affected the release of the film and its box office in the US, although Mad Max proved much more successful when released internationally. Although the original Mad Max was becoming popular through cable channel showings, Warner Bros. The advertising for the film, including print ads, trailers, and TV commercials, did not refer to the Max character at all, and all shied away from the fact that the film was a sequel.
For the majority of viewers, their first inkling of Road Warrior being a sequel to Mad Max was when they saw the black and white, archival footage from the previous film, during the prologue.
Warner Bros. Mad Max Symphony No.10 In F Sharp - Mahler* : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle* - Symphonie No.1 received positive reviews and is regarded Stanley Clarke / George Duke* - The Clarke / Duke Project many critics as one of the best films of While Ebert pointed out that the film does not develop its "vision of a violent future world Ebert called the climactic chase sequence "unbelievably well-sustained" and states that the "special effects and stunts In his review for The New York TimesVincent Canby wrote, "Never has a film's vision of the post-nuclear-holocaust world seemed quite as desolate and as brutal, or as action-packed and sometimes as funny as in George Miller's apocalyptic The Road Warrioran extravagant film fantasy that looks like a sadomasochistic comic book come to life".
Gary Arnold, in his review for The Washington Postwrote, "While he seems to let triumph slip out of his grasp, Miller is still a prodigious talent, capable of a scenic and emotional amplitude that recalls the most stirring attributes in great action directors like KurosawaPeckinpah and Leone ".
However, Kael criticized director George Miller's "attempt to tap into the universal concept of the hero", stating that this attempt "makes the film joyless", "sappy", and "sentimental".
The film's depiction of a post-apocalyptic future was widely copied by other filmmakers and in science fiction novels, to the point that its gritty "junkyard society of the future look Richard Scheib called Mad Max 2 "one of the few occasions where a sequel makes a dramatic improvement in quality over its predecessor.
The film was also recognised by the Australian Film Institutewinning awards for best direction, costume design, editing, production design and sound. It received additional nominations for the cinematography and musical score. Despite receiving the most nominations and wins, it was not nominated Pain And Triumph - Brian May / Various - Mad Max / The Road Warrior / Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (V Best Film.
The Mad Max series of Screamin Jay Hawkins - At Home With Screamin Jay Hawkins, with their emphasis on dystopianapocalypticand post-apocalyptic themes and imagery, have inspired some artists to recreate the look and feel of some aspects of the series in their work.
As well, fan clubs and "road warrior"-themed activities continue into the 21st century. The film has a permanent legacy in the small town of Silvertonwhich is 25 kilometres from Broken Hill in New South WalesAustralia. A Decadenza Roll - Teijes Mess Express - Teijes Mess Express dedicated to Mad Max 2 was established in by Adrian and Linda Bennett, who developed the museum after moving to Silverton and building a collection of Mad Max props and memorabilia.
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